By Sarah Handel
Afghanistan: War Of Necessity Or War Of Choice?
As President Obama considers the confidential report submitted by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, he has much to consider -- the political dimension, the strain on American forces, how much a new approach would cost, in dollars and in human lives. But there is a larger, overarching question... Is Afghanistan a war of choice, or a war of necessity?
The Jaycee Lee Dugard Abduction
Authorities say Phillip Garrido kidnapped then 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard as she walked to school. For 18 years, Garrido kept her imprisoned in a secluded backyard compound. What's a community's responsibility when members suspect something's awry, and what have we learned from the case?
The Science Of Keeping You On Hold
"Thank you for calling x. Your call will be answered in the order it was received. You current estimated wait time is 27 minutes..." It's so familiar I wrote it from memory: The dreaded hold message. According to Newsweek's Russ Juskalian, we'll each spend more than a year of our lives on hold, and scientists have figured out -- and continue to research -- the best ways to keep us all hangin' on the line.