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Ron Silver, the Tony Award-winning actor who amassed an impressive list of roles based on real-life figures in movies including "Reversal of Fortune" and "Ali," died Sunday. He was 62. Silver, a longtime liberal political activist who became an outspoken...
Tags: Theater, Politics, Bill Clinton, Bobby Riggs, Tony Bennett
Today, Salvi and Kimbrell ponder nanotechnology's broader implications for society. Previously, they defined the scope of nanotechnology, discussed its potential drawbacks, predicted its future and weighed government oversight of research and business....
A few weeks ago, I went into a Barnes & Noble and noticed a prominent new display -- the "BRIC" table, piled high with books detailing the irresistible rise of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Nearby, another shelf sagged under the weight of more than...
All but lost amid the hullabaloo of the presidential campaign, the State Department recently dropped North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Kim Jong Il pocketed a concession that even a year ago would have seemed unimaginable. The...
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON — According to conventional wisdom, there's no surer way for a young congressman to destroy his career than delving into foreign policy. Voters don't care about it, the old hands say, and time spent on what's happening overseas is time...
'He may be a sonofabitch," President Franklin Roosevelt is supposed to have muttered, referring to a Nicaraguan dictator, "but he is our sonofabitch." That is foreign policy realism in a nutshell -- straightforward, practical, pursuing the national...
Carmelita Durio Sister of O.J. Simpson Carmelita Durio, O.J. Simpson's sister, who collapsed in a Las Vegas courtroom when he was convicted of robbery and kidnapping last October, died Monday in a Sacramento hospital. She was believed to be in her early...
Times Theater CriticThe trouble with historical fiction is that there often isn't a satisfying amount of either element. Fact constrains fantasy as the helpless past gets reduced to a pencil sketch. "Of Equal Measure," Tanya Barfield's drama about the hypocrisy of Woodrow...
Tags: White House, Politics, Ethics, Michael T. Weiss, D.W. Griffith
Today marks the 100th observance of Mother's Day; the first one was on May 10, 1908, in a Methodist church in Grafton, W.Va. By now most people know that it started with Anna Reeves Jarvis, who in the mid-1800s tried to improve health conditions in...
One of the bestselling books of the 2008 election season has been "Just How Stupid Are We?" by popular historian Rick Shenkman. It presents a familiar collection of bleak results from opinion surveys documenting the many things most Americans don't know...
When I became dean of the Chapman University School of Law almost two years ago, I made a commitment to pursue a mission of ideological diversity at the school. One way to fulfill that mission is through the appointment of visiting professors. For 2008-...
AARON DAVID MILLER, who served at the State Department as an advisor to six secretaries of State, is a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. His forthcoming book, "The Much Too Promised Land," will beYASSER ARAFAT was the first to arrive. He came by presidential helicopter, his black and white kaffiyeh flapping in the cool evening breeze. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and President Clinton arrived the next day. And then there were three, a trio of...
Tags: Israel, Politics, Likud, Bill Clinton, Gaza Crisis (2008)
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