Coming from the Washington, D.C., suburbs, Liz needed to establish herself as a moral crusader in deep red Wyoming. What better way than to have a public feud over "family values" with her little sister who is married to a woman and raising two children?
Diane Ravitch's new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, is part polemic and part confessional. Ravitch, once an ardent supporter of charter schools, has done a dramatic 180-degree turn.
Cheney has been speaking out in praise of controversial interrogation tactics, but the former vice president seems to be attempting something far more ambitious: creating a social network for torture fans everywhere.