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  • Use mercenaries to fight ISIS?

    On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O'Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy. The use of mercenaries is as old as warfare itself....
  • Seeing Long Island Sound Without Getting Your Feet Wet

    By PETER MARTEKA,pmarteka@courant.com With Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer - finally upon us after an Ice Age-like winter and a soggy, cloudy spring, Long Island Sound may be the hot destination this weekend. But with water...
  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • 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. And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes...
  • Paul Greenberg: Europe remains Europe, more's the pity

    Others may have taken a three-day weekend for Memorial Day, but the news never stops. Especially out of Europe, which continues to produce more bad news than it can safely absorb, which may explain why it was the origin of two world wars during the last...
  • 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,...
  • Will Tribune Publishing be a paper tiger or new media lion?

    Will Tribune Publishing be a paper tiger or new media lion?
    For the first time in 90-plus years, the Chicago Tribune is disconnected from the broadcast business. Its corporate family has been broken up and the Tribune, the wellspring of an empire built on ideas and innovation, is no longer complemented by the TV...
  • Can We the People govern ourselves?

    Can We the People govern ourselves?
    We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second. If so, then, how do you explain: Illinois? Chicago? The...
  • ‘Star Wars Rebels': Ralph McQuarrie legacy on view in animated series

     
    The sun was shining brightly on one recent afternoon at Skywalker Ranch, George Lucas' lush yet cozy retreat in Marin […]...
  • Jean-Luc Godard on what his honorary Oscar means to him: 'Nothing'

     
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards on Saturday night offered up lots of nostalgia and heartfelt sentiment, which is probably why Jean-Luc Godard didn't bother to show up to accept his honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement....
  • Art review: The Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

     
    BOSTON -- In 1994, a museum wave began to surge in Dallas. This weekend it breaks on a Massachusetts shore. Saturday the Museum of Fine Arts Boston opens an impressive, $345-million new wing to display the Art of the Americas.......