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  • Activists: Merchants in Syrian souk call strike to protest killings

     
    AMMAN, Jordan -- Merchants held a general strike Monday in the Hamidiyeh Souk, the oldest and main market of the Syrian capital, to protest the killings of more than 100 people in the town of Houla last week, activists and witnesses said. The strike at...
  • Burning questions linger for ex-flames in 'Skylight'

    Burning questions linger for ex-flames in 'Skylight'
    When old lovers get together — perchance you know whereof I speak — a variety of dangerous impulses float through the air. There is the pull of nostalgic memory: If the love affair is really long ago, it can represent one's youth as much as...
  • Michele Bachmann is right: We need to ask questions about radical Islamic infiltration

    Michele Bachmann is right: We need to ask questions about radical Islamic infiltration
    Like the ghosts of Shakespeare's Banquo or Dickens' Jacob Marley, the specter of the late commie-hunting congressman from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, will always be with us. It is summoned up today, by some on the left, who use it as a tool to thwart...
  • Op-ed takes a too rosy view of Iranian intentions

    Commentator Ray McGovern charges Israel with using the pretext of alleged Iranian support for terrorism, to "whip up support for war" ("Is Israel fixing the intel? Netanyahu's rhetoric has echoes of Bush administration's justification for the Iraq war,"...
  • Slumming it with Martin Amis

    Slumming it  with Martin Amis
    Not even Martin Amis’ worst enemies — and the British novelist has plenty of them, judging from the polarized and occasionally splenetic reaction to his latest outing, “Lionel Asbo: State of England” — would ever accuse him...
  • Rockets Pound Israel, Gaza as Netanyahu alleges 'Double War Crime'

    Gaza City -- Rockets and shells crisscrossed the skies over southern Israel and Gaza on Thursday as Palestinian militants continued rocket attacks on Israeli civilians and Israel pounded what it called terror sites. Israel reported three people killed....
  • The choice

    The choice
    WASHINGTON -- "Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not." That was Barack Obama in 2008. And he was right. Reagan was an ideological inflection point, ending a 50-year...
  • Commencement speakers: the rude, the unfunny and the insightful

    Commencement speakers: the rude, the unfunny and the insightful
    Commencement season is the college equivalent of the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Institutions from the Ivy League to the local community college scramble to lure the shiniest star they can to their podiums on graduation day. And the match-ups...
  • Tony Blair to Speak in West Michigan Tuesday

    Tony Blair to Speak in West Michigan Tuesday
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will speak in Grand Rapids on Tuesday night. He will talk at the Economic Club of Grand Rapids' annual dinner. Blair was the prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1997 until 2007. He has been...
  • Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Visits Grand Rapids

    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Visits Grand Rapids
    Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, made his first ever visit to Grand Rapids on Tuesday. Blair was the featured speaker at the 25th annual Economics Club Dinner of Grand Rapids.  2,100 business minded people were in...
  • BBC chief eyes New York Times post: Mark Thompson to leave pubcaster in fall

    LONDON -- Outgoing BBC director general Mark Thompson is negotiating with the New York Times with a view to becoming its new CEO. If Thompson lands the job it would fill the vacancy left after Janet Robinson was fired last year. Reports in local media...