To borrow a computer term, if Ayatollah Khomeini, Osama bin Laden, and Nidal Hasan represent Islamism 1.0, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (the prime minister of Turkey), Tariq Ramadan (a Swiss intellectual), and Keith Ellison (a US congressman) represent Islamism 2.0. . . .
At the start of his just-completed tour of Asia, President Barack Obama gave a packed crowd at Suntory Hall in Tokyo a taste of his signature oratorical skill, delivering a speech intended to set the tone for his eight-day journey across the continent. . . .
Shortly after Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged masterminds of the 9/11 attacks will stand trial in a New York City criminal court, he went to Capitol Hill to explain his decision at a Senate hearing. . . .
For decades, when elected officials, researchers, educators, and parents have wanted a clear-eyed measure of what students know in a range of subjects, they have turned to an authoritative source: the National Assessment of Educational Progress. . . .