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  • The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials

    The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials
    Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars.
  • Magna Carta returning to U.S. in run-up to its 800th anniversary

    Magna Carta returning to U.S. in run-up to its 800th anniversary
    One of four known original 1215 versions of the Magna Carta is coming to the U.S. for stops in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., starting in July -- a preamble to the 800th anniversary of its June 15, 1215, signing at Runnymede on the banks of the river...

    Syria and the perils of proxy war

    Syria and the perils of proxy war
    The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation. Then other countries got involved: Syria,...

    'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past

    'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past
    Four years ago, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder called us a "nation of cowards" for refusing to confront our racial past. Jacqueline Jones' "A Dreadful Deceit" dismisses the very idea that our past is "racial." What Holder identifies as our national burden,...

    Britain to stop building warships in England, keep Scotland shipyard

    Britain to stop building warships in England, keep Scotland shipyard
    LONDON — Britain, once the world’s mightiest seafaring power, announced Wednesday that it will shut down the last naval shipyard in England, eliminating nearly 1,000 jobs and closing a chapter of history stretching back hundreds of years....