| Jun 1, 2014
The ritual of the severed political head is by definition a theatrical business.
Once the head is tossed in the dust at the feet of those who loudly demanded it, they say they really didn't want it.
The chief head lopper never holds his work by the...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:21 AM
As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Hugh Haynie of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Anti-China riots in Vietnam left two Chinese citizens dead and more than 100 injured, China’s state-run media said Thursday, as officials in Taiwan worked to evacuate its nationals from the Southeast Asian country.
About 1,000 Taiwanese-owned...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Akif Eskalen steps through the dense, damp leaves in a wooded neighborhood, scrutinizing the branches around him. He's looking for evidence of an attack: tiny wounds piercing the bark and sap dried around them like bloodstains.
The victims are box...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It is one of the most storied names in political history, a party synonymous with modern India and an inspiration for revolutionary movements led by the likes of South Africa's Nelson Mandela and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh.
But a disastrous performance in...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:27 AM
The vintage photo shows a young American medical officer examining a 5-year-old Vietnamese refugee, tears rolling down the boy's cheek.
The year is 1979, and the earnest physician on board the USS Wabash in the South China Sea is Richard Bosshardt,...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
No one should be surprised at what's happening in Iraq ("Obama weighing action in Iraq: Militants' sweep toward Baghdad threatens to embroil region," June 13).
Saddam Hussein was a Sunni Muslim, the minority sect in Iraq. He was cruel to the majority...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:24 PM
A nagging doubt is eating away at the world order--and the superpower is largely ignoring it
"WHY is it that everybody is so eager to use military force?" America's cerebral president betrayed a rare flash of frustration on April 28th when dealing...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:17 AM
In the mid-1990s posters plastered on the subway in Seoul, South Korea's capital, exhorted local girls to marry farmers. Young women had left their villages in droves since the 1960s for a better life in the booming city. Sons, however, stayed behind to...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Even after the Chinese army moved into Tiananmen Square on the night of June 3rd 1989, and cleared it of the detritus left by the students who had occupied it for most of the previous seven weeks, it was several days before observers were certain who...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft,...