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  • 25 years after the Salman Rushdie fatwa, how is free expression faring?

    25 years after the Salman Rushdie <i>fatwa</i>, how is free expression faring?
    Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, four big things happened that still shape our world. The Berlin Wall came down, and with it the empire that Vladimir Putin would love to restore. The Tiananmen Square massacre launched China on a new trajectory, which has...
  • TV Picks: 'Normal Heart,' 'Hannibal,' 'World Wars'

    TV Picks: 'Normal Heart,' 'Hannibal,' 'World Wars'
    "The Normal Heart." After years of languishing in development purgatory, Larry Kramer's furious and essential play about the early years of the AIDS crisis in New York has been turned into a film. Adapted by Kramer and directed by Ryan Murphy with a ...
  • Condoleezza Rice on Ukraine: It's about democracy; U.S. must stay strong

    Condoleezza Rice on Ukraine: It's about democracy; U.S. must stay strong
    Perhaps without realizing it, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice demonstrated the value of some advice she gave students at Judson University in Elgin on Wednesday when she took a few minutes to speak Russian with a student from Ukraine at a...
  • Many L.A. Unified school libraries, lacking staff, are forced to shut

    Many L.A. Unified school libraries, lacking staff, are forced to shut
    In the sun-filled space at the Roy Romer Middle School library, thousands of books invite students to stimulate their curiosity and let their imaginations soar. There is classic "Tom Sawyer" and popular "Harry Potter," biographies of Warren Buffett and...
  • Progress, Rwandan style

    KIGALI, Rwanda — Twenty years ago Monday, the state of Rwanda set about trying to hack itself out of existence. Starting on April 7, 1994, Hutu extremists, in a premeditated 100-day campaign, systematically butchered close to 1 million Tutsis...
  • A bailout for Ukrainians, by Ukrainians?

    Like the reigns of many corrupt leaders, that of Viktor Yanukovich ended in farce. But there's nothing farcical about Ukraine's situation. Russian troops have taken over its Crimean region, and President Vladimir Putin this week said that Russia...
  • 5 ways Ukraine may be a game changer

    Beyond the burning barricades and the corpses in the streets, here is what is at stake in Ukraine's insurrectionary drama. The future of Ukraine as an independent state-nation Intense violence inside a state, still falling short of civil war, can go...
  • U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]

    U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]
    In the original 1990's British version of "House of Cards," Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. He is a cold-blooded...
  • French president shakes up government, names new PM, after poor vote

    French president shakes up government, names new PM, after poor vote
    PARIS -- French President François Hollande named a new prime minister Monday who will pick a fresh government after the ruling Socialists suffered a humiliating rout in local elections over the weekend. “I have heard your message," Hollande...
  • George W. Bush unveils paintings of world leaders on 'Today' show

    George W. Bush unveils paintings of world leaders on 'Today' show
    Former President George W. Bush unveiled some of his paintings of world leaders -- including a portrait of himself -- in an interview Friday on NBC's "Today" show conducted by his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager. The paintings will be part of the former...
  • Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election

    Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election
    LONDON – Setting up an intriguing election battle, Britain’s opposition Labor Party announced Friday that it had hired President Obama’s chief campaign advisor to help the party return to power next year over the ruling Conservatives....