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Babylon & BeyondLuggage belonging to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security detail crisscrossed America until finally turning up, four handguns short, U.S. sources reported Wednesday. A spokesperson for Israel's General Security Services told Reuters that...
DAVID WEIGEL is an associate editor at Reason magazine (www.reason.com).Be afraid, conservatives. If you survived the victory speeches of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and allowed yourself to think, "Things can't get any worse," get over it. They can. Two years from now, terrorists under the banner of the "Progressive...
BARRY LANDO, a former producer for CBS' "60 Minutes," is the author of the forthcoming book "Web of Deceit" about the role of the West in Iraq.SO IS IT A CIVIL WAR in Iraq or isn't it? By the straightforward definition — a war fought between factions or regions within a single nation — the answer seems clearly to be yes. That's why NBC and the Los Angeles Times recently decided to...
Times Staff WriterOnce upon a time, travel was heroic. Stepping outside your home meant drifting with Huck and Jim down the Mississippi south of Cairo. It meant burning and bopping and struggling along with Dean Moriarty in the old car south of Abilene, or dreaming with...
The American Civil War became known as an "unwritten war" because so few attempted or succeeded in writing anything substantial about it at the time. Yet perhaps this view is only partly true. Emily Dickinson's most prolific outpouring of poems...
Hartford Courant Staff WriterFrom the heavy guns of a seacoast fort through battle-scarred Yorktown and the swampy outskirts of Richmond, the Virginia Peninsula tells the story of a massive war campaign and the evolution of warfare. Along this finger of land cut by the York and...
'News From the Empire' by Fernando del Paso; translated from the Spanish by Alfonso González and Stella T. ClarkNews From the Empire A Novel Fernando del Paso, translated from the Spanish by Alfonso González and Stella T. Clark Dalkey Archive Press: 710 pp., $18.95 paper "What happens," writes the Mexican novelist Fernando del Paso, "when an author can't escape...
Winners of the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Friday night before an audience gathered in the Chandler Auditorium of the Los Angeles Times building. Robert Alter, the author of 22 works on the Bible, literary modernism and contemporary...
StatewideWhat is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and falls on May 27 this year. Many people confuse Memorial Day with Veterans' Day. Veterans' Day is celebrated in November to honor all those who have served our country throughout...
A popular summer concert series has seemingly escaped looming federal budget cuts. Fort Monroe's Music By the Bay series will begin June 13 and with a performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band Wind Ensemble. Concerts take place on Thursday evenings at...
Tags: Music, G. Glenn Oder, Concerts, Arts and Culture, Arts
The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky.A side-by-side comparison of the Model 1873 "Trapdoor" Springfield used by Custer's cavalry and the Model 1860 Henry rifle used by native Americans at the Battle of the Little Bighorn offers insight about the nature of the famous last stand. Members...
Tags: Sociology, Firearms, Arts and Culture, Culture
Centre CollegeCentre College’s 189th commencement will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday in Newlin Hall of the Norton Center for the Arts. The 2013 graduation exercises will begin with the baccalaureate ceremony, which also will take place in Newlin Hall at 11 a.m....
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