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Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsU.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, said Monday he was saddened by the death of former Palm Beach County Commissioner Dennis Koehler. Mr. Koehler, 69, died Sunday after battling melanoma. From Hastings, whose district includes part of Palm Beach County:...
The Swampby Mark Silva Bill Clinton, who failed to win the health-care reforms that he sought early in his presidency, says he will be "shocked'' if President Barack Obama fails at the health-care initiative that he is seekng early in his......
The Swampby Mark Silva Afghanistan is not Sweden, says Army Gen. David Petreaus. Nor is it Vietnam, or Somalia. It is a place, however, where an effective counter-insurgency working in hand with the building of governmental institutions can have the impact......
The Swampby Mark Silva Our friend and colleague Clarence Page notes that President Barack Obama has lost at least one old friend on one issue: Chicago's Bill Ayers, on the escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Obama was criticized for "palin'......
The Swampby Mark Silva Rep. John Murtha, decorated Marine and powerful veteran of Capitol Hill, was the first Vietnam combat veteran elected to Congress, a force to be reckoned with in the House, and he was, when all is said and......
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the Kentucky Derby approaches, consider Dennis O'Neill and Tom Knust as Twin Spires for racehorse Goldencents. The backstretch barns at Churchill Downs were celebrity central Wednesday morning, led by the current biggest...
Some diversions invite comparison more readily than others. Take "The Sapphires," the most chipper film ever set in Vietnam. Already, many have seen it and liked it. If you enjoyed "Strictly Ballroom" or "The Commitments," which is to say if you fell...
Tags: Movies, Raquel Welch, Chris O'Dowd, Arts and Culture, Literature
On a weekend when the streets of Chicago are expected to fill with protesters, the Dog & Pony Theatre Company is staging a look back at a previous time that happened: the 1968 convention of the Democratic Party. Staged promenade-style in an upstairs...
Tags: Protest, Arts and Culture, Grant Park, Music, Celebrities
Rick Steves' EuropeTo all my European friends -- from Portugal to Germany to Finland, and from Bulgaria to Slovenia to Ireland -- I'd just like to say: Nice job! The Nobel Committee (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobelprizes/peace/laureates/2012/press.html) recently awarded...
Paul GreenbergDear Vet, Thanks for the memories, specifically the biographical sketch of Bill Mauldin, the great but never assuming cartoonist for Stars and Stripes during the World War, Act II. I worked in a cubicle across from his office when I was an editorial...
Paul GreenbergWashington continues to talk, but only talk, about the danger of Bashar al-Assad's increasingly desperate regime in Syria distributing its arsenal of high-tech or even nuclear weapons to terrorists throughout the Mideast. Meanwhile, the Israelis continue...
William PfaffPARIS -- Military interventions by powerful nations into lesser ones, such as now continues in Mali (and Afghanistan), and is being urged by many into the Syrian civil war, are inherently reckless since even the most powerful states can have the whole...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Radio, Burkina Faso, North Africa, Mali
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