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  • Why UC Berkeley got it wrong on Bill Maher's speech

    Why UC Berkeley got it wrong on Bill Maher's speech
    There’s been a great deal of celebration about UC Berkeley sticking to its invitation to Bill Maher as a commencement speaker. Free speech in the cradle of the free speech movement, students should be open to provocative views that differ from their own, and all that. Maher’s invitation was decried by some student groups because of his recent questioning of Islam as a religion that he saw as perhaps inherently more violent and intolerant than others.
  • Helen Thomas' Arab ancestry was no excuse for her anti-Semitic views

    Susan Reimer's column about pioneering female journalist Helen Thomas makes light of Ms. Thomas' vicious comments about Jews that ended her career ("Helen Thomas opened journalism for women," July 25). Ms. Thomas' views were not simply "intemperate" and...

    Helen Thomas was a journalist who wasn't afraid to speak up for Palestinians' rights

    Letter writer Jerry Levin's assessment of the journalist Helen Thomas as a "hateful old bigot" because she dared to criticize Israel's treatment of the Palestinians could not be further from the truth ("Helen Thomas was a path breaker — but also a...

    Larry Speakes dies at 74; served as President Reagan's press secretary

    Larry Speakes, who strained to mediate between a hungry press corps and a media-distrustful White House during six years as President Reagan's press secretary, has died. He was 74. Speakes died in his sleep Friday at his home in Cleveland, Miss. He...

    Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas retires after controversial remarks on Israel

    Helen Thomas, the legendary White House reporter who paved the way for female journalists covering politics, will retire following a firestorm over comments she made about Jews in Israel. On Monday, Hearst News Service, her latest employer, announced...