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  • For British artists, no fond remembrances of Margaret Thatcher

    For British artists, no fond remembrances of Margaret Thatcher
    You might recall the Elvis Costello lyric in "Tramp the Dirt Down," referencing Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died Monday: "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down." Then there is the Morrissey lyric: "The kind people...
  • Mrs. Thatcher A Forceful Agent For Change

    Margaret Thatcher's remarkable career teaches essential enduring lessons in freedom and the ordeal of change. They did not end with her death Monday at London's Ritz Hotel, a luxury departure lounge where since late last year she awaited for her trip to...
  • Hollywood, where liberal values reign -- except at the box office

    In the film "Obvious Child," Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a stand-up comedian who specializes in making jokes about her private parts, with the occasional foray into fart humor. She is about to go onstage. Her friend offers her some encouragement:...
  • Blame Separatism And Zenophobia On European Union

    When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: "At last!" Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the...
  • Putin Calculates NATO's Will To Help Allies

    Speaking on Aug. 29 — at a fundraiser, of course — Barack Obama applied to a platitude the varnish of smartphone sociology, producing this intellectual sunburst: "The truth of the matter is, is that the world has always been messy. In part,...
  • Lawmakers squabble over Margaret Thatcher

     
    Yo! When the Pennsylvania legislature is in session, numerous “NONCONTROVERSIAL” resolutions usually sail through the House. These are commemorative items all lawmakers, regardless of party, can agree on. They deal with naming bridges after...
  • UK ex-diplomat says Hong Kong relocation 'plan' was joke

    A former British diplomat says a bizarre plan to relocate the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland was a joke between government officials. David Snoxell says he's shocked that anyone took his exchange of letters with fellow diplomat George...
  • '80s file shows plan for Hong Kong 'plantation' in NIreland

    A bizarre plan to relocate the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland was considered an option in the uncertain years before Britain handed back the former British colony to Chinese rule, formerly classified government files showed. Britain's...
  • Margaret Thatcher's papers donated to archive in lieu of tax

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's papers have been donated to the nation in place of 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) in inheritance tax. The documents include a previously unpublished 17,000-word memoir of the Falklands War written in...
  • The Crowd: Fond memories of a great man, Henry Segerstrom

    Several years ago, in a private conversation with Henry Segerstrom, the late Orange County native son shared insight into his formative years. "My family was very frugal," Segerstrom offered. "They were hard-working, successful farmers who lived...
  • Former President Reagan Dies at 93

    Former President Reagan Dies at 93
    Ronald Reagan, the Hollywood actor who became one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century and transformed the political landscape of an era with his vision of conservative government, died Saturday at his home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los...