| Apr 8, 2012
Fang Lizhi, one of China'sbest-known dissidents whose speeches inspired student protesters throughout the 1980s, has died in the United States, where he fled after China's 1989 military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. He was 76.
His wife, Li...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 1:21 PM
BEIJING (Reuters) - One of China's most famous dissidents from the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy activists has died in the United States, exiled dissidents said on Saturday.
Fang Lizhi, 76, whom China had accused of counter-revolutionary crimes,...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Conservatives are to be commended when they repudiate members of their movement found to be racist, extremist or otherwise crazy. National Review has severed ties with John Derbyshire and Rob Weissberg for public displays of antipathy to black people, a...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:52 AM
After a superheated rise, China’s economy is starting to slow. Luckily, according to the World Bank, the Asian superpower is headed for a “soft landing” instead of a crash that could overwhelm the multitude of countries with which...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:31 PM
The following is an abridged version of a discussion on Facebook at www.facebook.com/edpagecourant.
Ed Page: Would Hillary be a good choice for vice president for Obama?
Tom Nash: Hillary has found her niche. Why would she want to play second fiddle...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 5:55 PM
A Baltimore jury Tuesday found Paul Schurick, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s campaign manager, guilty of fraud and related charges for his role in an Election Day 2010 robocall — a decision hailed by government watchdog groups who say that...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:47 PM
Desperately lagging in the world baseball market, the Orioles are attempting to step up their international efforts, and this weekend might serve as a primary example of that change in philosophy.
An Orioles contingent — to include manager Buck...
| Apr 2, 2012
MEXICO CITY —Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, who led the country amid economic meltdown and natural disaster in the 1980s but laid the groundwork for freer markets and political opening, has died. He was 77.
De la Madrid died Sunday...
| Mar 11, 2011
Lawmakers in Mexico are demanding an investigation into a U.S. law enforcement operation that allowed hundreds of weapons to flow into the hands of Mexican drug cartels amid claims from a ranking legislator that at least 150 Mexicans have been killed or...
| Jun 20, 2011
Reporting from Moscow -- Yelena Bonner, human rights activist and widow of Soviet dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, has died. She was 88.
Bonner died Saturday afternoon in Boston after a long illness, said her daughter, Tatiana...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 3:09 PM
We detailed the major tidbits from Steve Jobs' just-disclosed FBI files in an earlier post. But we've scoured the 191-page document for some minor Jobs trivia as well.
Jobs' high school GPA: How about 2.65? Jobs wasn't much for school, choosing to go...