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  • 'Homeland' recap: Uncovering conspiracy is 'game changer'

    'Homeland' recap: Uncovering conspiracy is 'game changer'
    A terrorist supposedly assassinated in an airstrike turns out to be alive – and likely plotting an attack on Americans – in Episode 404 (“Iron in the Fire”) of Showtime’s espionage thriller “Homeland.” A...
  • Joseph E. Persico dies at 84; historian, biographer of FDR

    Joseph E. Persico dies at 84; historian, biographer of FDR
    Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer whose books on subjects ranging from the Nuremberg trials to the life of Gen. Colin Powell combined dogged research with a novelist's narrative skills, died Aug. 30 at a hospital in Albany, N.Y., after a...
  • Marlon James' views of a crime in 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'

    Marlon James' views of a crime in 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'
    Marlon James' "A Brief History of Seven Killings," is a thrilling, ambitious fictionalization of the assassination attempt on Bob Marley in 1976 and the afterlives of Marley's would-be assassins. Both intense and epic — it's told in rapid-fire...
  • U.S. power in an unraveling world

    U.S. power in an unraveling world
    Everyone would have been better off if we had just left Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein alone. We would have saved the more than 4,000 American lives and $1 trillion wasted in the Iraq War. Saddam was such a force for stability that we wouldn't be worried...
  • Where in the world is Kim Jong Un?

    Where in the world is Kim Jong Un?
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public for more than a month, generating speculation that his absence is due to failing health or political intrigue. Given the paucity of information, keeping track of Kim is tougher than winning at...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down

    U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down
    Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
  • Film Review: 'Kill the Messenger'

    Though he has four theatrical features under his belt, director Michael Cuesta is perhaps best known for his work on TV series "Homeland" and "Six Feet Under," and perhaps the worst one can say about his new feature, "Kill the Messenger," is that it...
  • Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring

    Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring
    Each time I hear President Barack Obama assure us that there will be "no boots on the ground" in Iraq or Syria, I think of my husband's Army boots, lying in a heap in the corner of the downstairs study. They're covered in fine dust from his latest...
  • John Boehner on ABC's 'This Week'

    John Boehner on ABC's 'This Week'
    The guest list for Sunday morning: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks to ABC's "This Week" at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Another guest is Vice Adm. John Miller, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. The roundtable will be Matt Bai of...
  • Review: 'The Equalizer' ★★

    Review: 'The Equalizer' ★★
    Based loosely on the 1985-1989 television series, on which Edward Woodward never stuck garden shears in an enemy's throat and never, ever stabbed anyone through the neck with a corkscrew, "The Equalizer" smells like a hit. But I wish it had one completely...
  • Biography set to detail life of ex-banker Ed Hale – including CIA stint

    Biography set to detail life of ex-banker Ed Hale – including CIA stint
    A biography of former Baltimore banker Ed Hale is set to detail his rise from a Sparrows Point upbringing to exploits in real estate, sports business and banking – working covertly for the CIA and surviving plane crashes along the way....