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  • ISIS 'a national security threat'

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless...
  • Gentlemen of the club

    There are certain rivals who may differ on the issues, and in style and background and even basic attitude, yet understand and respect one other. For they belong to the same club -- the fraternity of the great. Few historic figures would seem to have...
  • People, not politicians improve world economies

    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England -- "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry." -- "Hamlet," Act I, Scene III William Shakespeare is not known for his economic expertise, but the...
  • Paul Greenberg: The Scottish play

    It's an old superstition among actors, who tend to avoid calling one of Shakespeare's tragedies by its name, which is supposed to invite disaster. It's like the way they avoid wishing each other good luck opening night lest they jinx it, preferring to say...
  • Why do Americans hate America?

    After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many of the defectors have forgotten what it means to be British. As a means of...
  • A hollow laugh

    A hollow laugh might be permitted at the alliance now announced as the result of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest journey through the Middle East, this time to construct an alliance to counterattack the latest Arab menace to America, ISIS....
  • Will Scotland Break Free Of United Kingdom?

    Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep's pluck — the heart, lungs and liver — cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a...
  • Benjamin Britten triumphs in San Francisco

    Benjamin Britten triumphs in San Francisco
    When Peter Grimes "is at his exercise," boys die. The title character of Benjamin Britten's first and best-known opera is a social outcast in a claustrophobic fishing village on the raw British coast. A violent visionary, Grimes is abusive toward his...
  • Is Mitt Romney contemplating another run?

    WASHINGTON -- As the crystal ball on the 2016 Republican presidential nomination remains blurred , two-time loser Mitt Romney appears willing at least to entertain the possibility of trying a third time. In addition to occasional comments on matters he...
  • A passionate Sellars-Rattle triumph with Bach's 'St. Matthew'

     A passionate Sellars-Rattle triumph with Bach's 'St. Matthew'
    Bach's "St. Matthew" Passion, that most exalted of music's numinous monuments, was performed Saturday night by the exalted Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by the exalted Simon Rattle, sung by superb (and of course exalted) soloists and chorus at the...
  • Fashion News U.K. edition: McCartney, Branson, Olympic egg cups

     
    Virgin lawyers charges copyright infringement, Stella McCartney goes cartoonish and Olympic egg cups and the like may help push merchandise sales to $1.55 billion at the 2012 Games....