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  • Jeremiah Denton dies at 89; POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code

    Jeremiah Denton dies at 89; POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code
    Jeremiah Denton, the downed Navy pilot who was paraded before television cameras by the Viet Cong and confirmed U.S. suspicions of prisoner maltreatment during the Vietnam War by blinking out the word "torture" in Morse code, has died. He was 89.
  • Robert A. Pastor, 66, served as a national security adviser for Carter

    Robert A. Pastor, an influential scholar and policymaker who spent decades working for better inter-American relations and democracy and free elections in the Western Hemisphere, died Wednesday at his home in Washington, D.C., after a three-year battle...

    Scott Walker to pen book with 'torture apologist'

    Scott Walker to pen book with 'torture apologist'
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is drawing heat over his choice of ghostwriter for a forthcoming book. As the National Review online reported, Walker will team up with former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen on the book, which according to a source...

    'Game Change' is an old Hollywood story, a la 'A Star Is Born'

     
    The HBO Sarah Palin flm "Game Change" has an eerily familiar narrative, one that dates back to the earliest days of Hollywood: the backstage showbiz drama. It's just the backdrop that's different -- instead of a Broadway theater, or movie backlot, we've...

    Critic's Notebook: Karen Finley slips into the skin of other women

    Critic's Notebook: Karen Finley slips into the skin of other women
    In "The Jackie Look," the last of eight monologues that make up her new book "The Reality Shows" (Feminist Press: 256 pp., $17.95 paper), Karen Finley offers a statement that suggests her point of view. "Life," she writes, "is more important than art /...