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  • Walter Pincus: Obama's no-boots-on-the-ground promise will be tested in fight against Islamic State

    Walter Pincus: Obama's no-boots-on-the-ground promise will be tested in fight against Islamic State
    The focus on sound-bite slogans such as no U.S. "boots on the ground" and "what will victory look like?" miss the key point of President Obama's plan to lead a multinational coalition in the fight against the terrorist group self-proclaimed as the Islamic...
  • Burb's Eye View: A teen and tween go for the extreme

    Burb's Eye View: A teen and tween go for the extreme
    A few years ago, the Flores brothers first evaluated the Extreme Cowboy Assn. and their place within it with all the rigor and careful planning that a 15-year-old and an 8-year-old could muster. "We thought, 'Hey — that's pretty cool. It has the...
  • Ted Flicker dies at 84; writer, director co-created 'Barney Miller'

    Ted Flicker dies at 84; writer, director co-created 'Barney Miller'
    Ted Flicker, who co-created the hit TV series "Barney Miller" and directed the cult-favorite political film satire "The President's Analyst," died Saturday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 84. The cause was coronary artery disease, said his wife,...
  • '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...
  • Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes

    Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes
    The video, said to have been shot Tuesday in northwestern Syria, shows Idlib province residents going through motions that have become all too familiar in three years of civil war between antigovernment rebels and the forces of President Bashar Assad:...
  • 'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed

    'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed
    Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner. Smartly written and formidably cast, the series, which premieres Sunday, offers a welcome dose of Téa Leoni, female sanity and...
  • Paul McCarthy: Provocative American artist miscalculates the French

    Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy recently made international news by erecting a giant green sex toy in Paris' Place Vendome and calling it "Tree." Before the installation could officially open this week, some Paris residents forced the object's...
  • Is Panetta's hit on Obama a boon for Hillary?

    Is Panetta's hit on Obama a boon for Hillary?
    Did Leon Panetta really conspire with Bill and Hillary Clinton to undermine Barack Obama by writing a memoir that slams the president's leadership skills and foreign policy acumen? That's what political strategist Dick Morris claims. "I think Hillary...
  • Idris Elba's 'Bastille Day' Goes Into Production in Paris

    MADRID - As both Hollywood agents and indie distributors fight increasingly shy of committing clients and money respectively to movies coming on to the market only part-financed, one of the huge attractions of Studiocanal movies is that, fully financing...
  • Obama voters: The thrill is gone

     Obama voters: The thrill is gone
    As President Barack Obama heads into the final half of his final term, many of us Americans wonder: Whatever happened to the fresh promise of that cheerfully charismatic optimist who dominated the political stage back in 2008? Some of those who voted...