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  • Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?

    Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?
    This week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a group that monitors book censorship, said the number of challenges to books reported to the group increased by 53% in 2013. Project coordinator Acacia O'Connor told Shelf Awareness that she could not...
  • Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle

    Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle
    In his cogent, nuanced account of the 1949 prosecution of American communists under the Smith Act, former Los Angeles Times staff writer Scott Martelle sees this case fitting into a troubling pattern. From the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the...
  • Heart-valve rings slip through FDA loophole

    Heart-valve rings slip through FDA loophole
    If you have a faulty heart valve and decide to get it replaced, a surgeon will implant an artificial one that has undergone rigorous examination by the Food and Drug Administration. But if you choose the option recommended for most patients —...
  • Who will the jury believe in Phil Hamilton trial? The prosecution's case

    Who will the jury believe in Phil Hamilton trial? The prosecution's case
    — In the summer of 2006, one of Virginia's most influential lawmakers was hurting for cash. Emails between Del. Phil Hamilton and his wife, Kim, show that the couple's bank accounts were nearly drained. They couldn't write any more checks or...
  • Bachmann's had her share of government aid

    Bachmann's had her share of government aid
    Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives. But theMinnesota Republican and her...
  • War memoir skewers leaders

    War memoir skewers leaders
    Surely Kim Barker is the only foreign correspondent to sum up Afghan President Hamid Karzai as "whiny and conflicted, a combination of Woody Allen, Chicken Little and Jimmy Carter," with a national government that "seemed about as effective as a student...
  • Anatomy of an Afghan war tragedy

    Anatomy of an Afghan war tragedy
    Nearly three miles above the rugged hills of central Afghanistan, American eyes silently tracked two SUVs and a pickup truck as they snaked down a dirt road in the pre-dawn darkness. The vehicles, packed with people, were 3 1/2 miles from a dozen U.S....
  • TB in elephants called 'a gray area'

    TB in elephants called 'a gray area'
    An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...
  • Teel Time: Why do schools hire headhunters for coaching searches?

    Teel Time: Why do schools hire headhunters for coaching searches?
    Three ACC schools have searched for men’s basketball head coaches this offseason and all three retained a headhunter. No offense to Dan Parker, Eddie Fogler and others in that biz, but hiring a search firm to find a coach, especially for cash...
  • Daily Pilot wins 2 statewide awards

    The Daily Pilot won two awards for investigative reporting over the weekend in the Best Newspaper Contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Assn. Pilot Staff Writer Mike Reicher won first and second place, respectively, in the...
  • Sun insults Ruxtonites' character

    Since when does a newspaper, through the power of the pen by liberal and biased editorial writers, have the gall to chastise law abiding and productive citizens for expressing their freedom of speech? ("Discrimination in Ruxton," April 25.) To insult...