FROM William Finnegan
One Writer's Search for the Perfect Wave In 1978 a young writer dropped everything and toured the developing world looking for the perfect wave. Journalist William Finnegan tells us what he found along the way. He's the author of Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life . Big wave surfing in Tahiti at Teahupoo Photo: Duncan Rawlinson
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.