An insider's view of Iraq The bombing of a shrine sacred to Iraqi Shiites may unleash another stage in the war. An expert on the Middle East looks at what he has observed on multiple visits to Iraq, and what he's told President Bush and Vice President Cheney about what's going on there.9:06 a.m.
Fouad Ajami: Author most recently of "The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq." Ajami is professor and director of Middle East studies at Johns Hopkins University.
From the Hardy boys to Harry Potter Summer reading lists and the latest Harry Potter may absorb younger readers, but America's favorite librarian has other literary recommendations for kids and teens.10:06 a.m.
Nancy Pearl: Retired librarian and author of "Book Lust." Her newest effort is "Book Crush," recommended reading for kids and teens.