Reporter’s Notebook: The passing of a prince

There was barely a cloud in the sky over England for the day of Prince Philip’s funeral. Unusual, but perfect for the sendoff of one of its favorite royals. In fact,…

Reporter’s notebook : 20 years of the forever war

As I watched President Biden deliver his TV address on the pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan aiming to end a 20-year-long “forever war,” I was thinking back on our own two…

Reporter’s Notebook: Amy Kellogg flips the switch on Florence’s streetlights

FLORENCE, Italy – The Renaissance city of Florence is proud of its heritage but not only proud. The people in charge of lighting this set-piece city hold onto another tradition: manually…

Reporter’s Notebook: Iran analyst sees glimmer of hope in US relations amid ‘terrible’ economy

During my time working in Iran over a period of years, I found economist Saeed Laylaz to be hospitable and generous – always ready with a soundbite, never one to…

Reporter’s Notebook: Inside the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot

“Be safe,” my dad texted me late Tuesday night. “I’ll be fine,” I dismissively wrote back, knowing I’d be inside the Capitol, one the safest places in the world. Just…

Reporter’s notebook: From abroad, Capitol assault felt like another 9/11

LONDON –   It’s nearing the end of a week that’s not only shaken Washington and the country …it’s rocked the world. I’ve covered the US from abroad for exactly…