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World NowNorth Korean strongman: Kim Jong-il limits word of Arab Spring to isolated subjects....
Babylon & BeyondEditor’s note: This post is from analyst Lahcen Achy, below left, with the Carnegie Middle East Center. Neither the Los Angeles Times nor Babylon & Beyond endorses the positions of Carnegie analysts, nor does Carnegie endorse the positions of The......
Go ahead. Break the chains. Stop paying on your mortgage if you owe more than the house is worth. And most important: Don't feel guilty about it. Don't think you're doing something morally wrong. That's the incendiary core message of a new academic paper...
A block from the Lincoln Memorial and right across the street from the State Department, a gorgeous new building is just being completed. Designed by the famous Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, it is the new headquarters of the United States Institute...
Babylon & BeyondEditor's note: Analysts at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace are included among contributors to Babylon & Beyond. Carnegie is renowned for its political, economic and social analysis of the Middle East. The views represented are the author'...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Cloud Corporation Timothy Donnelly Wave Books: 154 pp., $16 paper Like a favorite late-night DJ surfacing from the AM static one particularly desolate evening, Timothy Donnelly's "The Cloud Corporation," his first collection of poetry in seven...
Money & CompanyThat the natural scarcity of water in the West will inevitably lead to economic conflicts and, quite possibly, to political conflicts, there can be no doubt. How do we know? It's already happening. The case of the Kern Water Bank......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBeijing In the shadow of the $440-million "bird's nest" Olympic stadium, migrant workers toil for a few dollars a day. A few miles away, bulldozers destroy a neighborhood where petitioners gather to seek justice from the government. Farther afield,...
Remember this? "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- Radical members of the Soviet Union's new national assembly, organizing the first formal opposition group within the country's political system in nearly 70 years, Saturday called on President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to undertake even bolder...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- No one has watched the crisis in China with greater concern than Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, for in it he can see some of his compatriots' worst fears for what could go wrong here with his ambitious program of political, economic...
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