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    How Greek was Alexander the Great?

    Alexander the Great was the first global celebrity: a hero, a superman and, so he believed, a god. Not only did he rule most of the known world at the time of his death in 323 BC, he also became a model of paranoid absolutism for all the Caesars and Kaisers and czars to come.

  • Trump is a bad deal for the GOP

    Trump is a bad deal for the GOP

    Poor Donald Trump.

  • Are beautiful, funny women really that hard to find?

    Are beautiful, funny women really that hard to find?

    "In the history of the motion picture business, the number of beautiful, really beautiful women — a Lucille Ball — that are funny, is impossible to find," former Disney CEO Michael Eisner said in a conversation about mindfulness, of all things, with Goldie Hawn at the Aspen Ideas Festival. "The...

  • A setback for due process

    A setback for due process

    Prosecutors are constitutionally bound to share with criminal defendants any evidence that undermines the credibility of their witnesses, including police officers. But if that evidence is locked up in confidential police personnel files — for example, in disciplinary or complaint records — how...

  • Now it's up to Greece to deliver a better bailout plan

    Now it's up to Greece to deliver a better bailout plan

    Greek voters delivered conflicting messages Sunday to the rest of Europe about the country's debt crisis. With 61% voting against the terms creditors had offered to extend Greece's bailout, Greeks said loudly and clearly that they're tired of the austerity imposed by foreign lenders. But the country's...

  • Goodbye to Robert E. Lee

    Goodbye to Robert E. Lee

    To some people, even 150 years after the end of the Civil War, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee remains a symbol of honor, chivalry and courage; his memory conjures the Old South, a lost cause and a more romantic era. That's why his name remains on schools, highways and monuments across the country,...

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