| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Although they represented the opposite poles of femininity — the intimidating, well-respected and unyielding Iron Lady vs. the adorable, well-beloved and sassy Cutie Pie — both Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello shaped my universe growing...
| Apr 10, 2013
Margaret Thatcher never cared much for feminism and other progressive equal-rights movements. Yet she deserves to be honored by those of us who do, whether we like the result of her politics or not.
Thatcher, who died Monday at age 87 after a stroke,...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:14 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:37 PM
The death of Margaret Thatcher this past week marks the end of an era. It heralds the beginning of another. The Iron Lady may be no more but the core convictions for which she was most known must be brought to life again in Britain and across the world,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:07 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Crimea means more to Russia than the Falklands mean to Britain, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday after holding last-ditch talks on the region with his U.S. counterpart John Kerry.
The two men were meeting in...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
He came in from the rain wearing a scarf, tattered pants, unlaced canvas tennis shoes and a sweater somewhere between the colors of plum and rust. His hair looked like an approaching storm, and he had missed a spot shaving just above the collar. His...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:10 AM
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland's nationalist leader Alex Salmond has more than independence on his mind. The combative politician has come to embody self-rule, always sporting a lapel pin or tie with Scotland's white-and-blue crossed Saltire flag....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:45 AM
According to much of Western punditry, Russia's military action in Ukraine's Crimea region is an unprovoked act of aggression by the increasingly autocratic Russian President Vladimir Putin, who should stop meddling in the transition underway in Kiev...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Meryl Streep will portray political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the historical drama "Suffragette," extending the actress' string of real-life female roles including Julia Child in "Julie and Julia," Anna Wintour in "The Devil Wears Prada" and Margaret...