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  • Panetta bites hand that fed him

    Four of the best years of my life were spent working for California's Jerry Brown, during his first turn as governor. Among my most vivid memories of those days were private sessions, usually late at night, where a few of us staffers would engage with the...
  • 'Kill the Messenger' asks some good questions

    'Kill the Messenger' asks some good questions
    *** (out of four) The real-life-based investigative journalism tale “Kill the Messenger” is no “All the President’s Men,” but it’s got quite a story: In the late ‘90s, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb...
  • Is the French Revolution our new model?

    At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions -- the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values. A quite different French version sought...
  • Ann McFeatters: Panetta dings president in new book 'Worthy Fights'

    WASHINGTON Quickly. Name the president of the United States. Like millions, you may have a moment of doubt. Is it still Barack Obama? Did we elect Hillary or Jeb Bush yet? Sadly for Republicans and many Democrats seeking office, the answer is Obama....
  • Renner sinks his teeth into 'Kill the Messenger' journalist role

    LOS ANGELES Playing the skilled bowman Hawkeye in the "The Avengers" earned Jeremy Renner worldwide recognition. Now, Renner stars in "Kill the Messenger," a special effects-free movie that trades intergalactic battles for arguments over a desk. "Kill...
  • Special Report: How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Throughout 2012, as signs mounted that militants in Syria were growing stronger, the debate in the White House followed a pattern. In meeting after meeting, as officials from agencies outside the executive residence advocated arming...
  • Review: 'Kill the Messenger' ★★★

    Review: 'Kill the Messenger' ★★★
    "Kill the Messenger," the film about journalist Gary Webb's shocking newspaper stories that connected the Reagan-era CIA to America's crack epidemic, shows just how hard it is to film investigative journalism as a drama and get it right. The film...
  • El papa Francisco, Mukwege, Snowden y Malala, favoritos al Nobel de la Paz

    El papa Francisco, Mukwege, Snowden y Malala, favoritos al Nobel de la Paz
    COPENHAGUE - El papa Francisco, el médico congoleño Denis Mukwege, la paquistaní Malala Yousafzai y el exanalista de la CIA Eric Snowden son los nombres que más suenan en las quinielas previas al Nobel de la Paz, que se falla mañana viernes en Oslo....
  • Renner brings richness and character to 'Messenger'

    Without a standout performance by Jeremy Renner, "Kill the Messenger" would have been no more entertaining than a standard History Channel documentary. The clash of journalistic ethics and political posturing that goes on here has historical significance,...
  • Jeremy Renner reflects on an unexpected Hollywood trajectory

    Jeremy Renner reflects on an unexpected Hollywood trajectory
    In 1992, Jeremy Renner came to Los Angeles as an aspiring actor with three specific goals in mind. (1) He wanted to be in a movie. (2) He wanted to have a significant enough role that he wouldn't have to explain that he was, say, that guy wearing the...
  • Box Office: 'Gone Girl' Fending Off 'Alexander,' Downey Jr.

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Gone Girl" should entrap audiences for the second week in a row, but the R-rated thriller faces stiff competition from a family film, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." The Walt Disney Studios'...