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Margaret Thatcher

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  • 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...
  • Noticing Nicola: SNP leader makes mark in race

    She's 5-foot-4, favors fuchsia suits and isn't running in the British election. But make no mistake: Nicola Sturgeon is the biggest thing in U.K. politics right now. The leader of the Scottish National Party is likely to be the kingmaker after the May 7...
  • Christine M. Flowers: Age is more than just a number, and that's a good thing

    It's popular to say that age is just a number. I never understood that statement. Aside from being self-evident, the implication that age is irrelevant makes absolutely no sense. Age is a number that means a lot of things, including how much you've...
  • In UK election, party promises range from nukes to bees

    It's a common refrain: Politicians are all the same. The party platforms released this week for Britain's May 7 election tell a more diverse story, revealing, amid their hundreds of pages, which party wants to bring an NBA team to Britain and which has...
  • Heart string-tugging 'Billy Elliot' kicks into gear at Drury Lane

    Heart string-tugging 'Billy Elliot' kicks into gear at Drury Lane
    It's no surprise that "Billy Elliot" has legs. The Chicago regional premiere of the show that won a whopping 10 Tony awards, including Best Musical of 2009, opens at Drury Lane Oakbrook April 10. Two boys will share the role of Billy, the British lad...
  • The Pop Group: Back with 'hooligan jazz'

    The Pop Group: Back with 'hooligan jazz'
    When British post-punk band the Pop Group reunited after more than 30 years, its members had a rule. This was not going to be just a nostalgia trip and would have to include new material. But according to singer Mark Stewart, they also went back to more...
  • Winston Churchill's Missouri connection

     Winston Churchill's Missouri connection
    The pews will be packed as dignitaries — a knight and a lord included — and ordinary folks honor Winston Churchill, the prime minister who led Britain during World War II, on the 50th anniversary of his death. The Jan. 24 memorial service...
  • Winston Churchill, a man for all times

    Winston Churchill, a man for all times
    It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturday the British are remembering with more than nostalgia, it is both. The times in Churchill's case...