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  • Blame Separatism And Zenophobia On European Union

    When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: "At last!" Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the...
  • Andy Murray on the defense: His natural state at Wimbledon

    Andy Murray on the defense: His natural state at Wimbledon
    By the time most people wake up Monday, Andy Murray will have likely made a successful beginning defense of his Wimbledon tennis title. He's scheduled to play a decent player, No. 105-ranked Belgian David Goffin, in the first match on Center Court...
  • Soul murder

    All men are created equal. All chattel are insured. I saw the movie "Belle" the other day and a piece of it got stuck in my head. The costume drama, set in England in the 1780s, hinged on a real historical event: the monstrous voyage of the slave ship...
  • 'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished

    'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished
    To this day, it remains one of the great mysteries of American music: Exactly how and why did bandleader Glenn Miller vanish during World War II? Just 40 years old and near the height of his fame as leader of the Army Air Force band, Major Glenn...
  • Double standard when it comes to U.S. banks and foreign transactions

    If you use U.S. dollars to pay the U.S. subsidiary of an overseas company for a product stored in the U.S., is that a foreign transaction? That question arose after Jay Berman, 74, of Manhattan Beach was slapped with a 3% foreign transaction fee by Bank...
  • 'Hollywood Exiles in Europe': Feeling alienated and anxious

    Most everyone knows about the Hollywood blacklist of the late 1940s, about how it drove progressive filmmakers into self-imposed exile in Europe. What happened next, what those people did once they settled in overseas, is considerably less known, and...
  • Defending champ Phil Mickelson eager to uncork new British Open effort

     Defending champ Phil Mickelson eager to uncork new British Open effort
    British Open week began here Monday with casual practice rounds and casual chatter. As is only fair, last year's champion, Phil Mickelson, got to chatter the most. He said he was not discouraged about playing poorly ever since he won that title at...
  • Rachel Marsden: Have intelligence agencies become too reliant on technology?

    PARIS -- A newly leaked document stolen by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden last year reveals that one of the NSA's partner agencies within the "Five Eyes" Anglo-intelligence network -- Britain's Government Communications...
  • British Open might be another Rory runaway

    British Open might be another Rory runaway
    The Rory Story became an international bestseller again Friday. Young Mr. McIlroy, Northern Ireland's 25-year-old golfing phenom, dismantled a Royal Liverpool course that is supposed to be resistant to that sort of dissection. That's why it is in the...
  • War -- past, present and future

    The world seems to be falling apart. Only lunatics from North Korea or Iran once mumbled about using nuclear weapons against their supposed enemies. Now Vladimir Putin, after gobbling up the Crimea, points to his nuclear arsenal and warns the West not to...
  • Putin Calculates NATO's Will To Help Allies

    Speaking on Aug. 29 — at a fundraiser, of course — Barack Obama applied to a platitude the varnish of smartphone sociology, producing this intellectual sunburst: "The truth of the matter is, is that the world has always been messy. In part,...