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  • Oft-repeated mantra in Damascus: 'We're tired of this'

    Oft-repeated mantra in Damascus: 'We're tired of this'
    DAMASCUS, Syria — At a makeshift bus stop across from an expanse of bullet-riddled buildings, three elderly women stepped onto a packed van destined for the Syrian capital's northeastern suburbs, neighborhoods largely under the sway of anti-...
  • Syria's religious war

    If there was a moment when the United States could have productively intervened in Syria, it looks like that moment has passed. Shiite militants, including Hezbollah -- partly at the behest of their paymasters in Iran -- are racing to the defense of...
  • The allure of Cordoba

    Tucked into a bend of its river, the Andalusian town of Cordoba has a glorious Moorish past. While its old wall evokes the history of a long-ago empire, its elegant cityscape and convivial squares show a modern pride. Typical of southern Spain, it's a...
  • The Crowd: Reflections on freedom this Fourth of July

    The Crowd: Reflections on freedom this Fourth of July
    On this Fourth of July holiday week, we pause to reflect on the 237-year-long American tradition that, despite flaws, failures and often disputed compromise of values and dreams, stands for justice and freedom. As our people debate the issue of marriage...
  • Gary Stein: Religion, intolerance make lousy bedfellows

    I want to put religious leaders on a higher plane than politicians. I really do. But I'm having trouble this week. We expect intolerance from public officials, particularly those trying to appeal to their base, particularly when the base is the tea...
  • 100 Buddhas rise from vacant lots

    100 Buddhas rise from vacant lots
    Some believe the solution to neighborhood violence is increased police presence and arrests. For others, it's teaching parents how to raise respectful children. And then there is a small cadre of idealists who believe all it takes is art. After all,...
  • Multiculturalism is the enemy of democracy

    Multiculturalism is the enemy of democracy
    "You people will never be safe. Remove your governments, they don't care about you." — Michael Adebolajo, one of two men arrested in the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby. Here we go again. Brazen and brutal attacks against British and French...
  • Television review: 'Save Me,' with Anne Heche, goes unrescued

    Television review: 'Save Me,' with Anne Heche, goes unrescued
    If there were an Emmy for Most Disturbingly Apt Title of Series, NBC's new comedy "Save Me" would win hands down. It just works on so many levels. "Save me" is certainly the phrase that surges to a critic's mind moments into the ludicrous machinations...
  • In Theory: Can believers and nonbelievers find common ground?

    Can believers and nonbelievers connect? Is there a common ground they can agree on? Writing in the New York Times, T. M. Luhrmann thinks there may be, but admits it's going to be difficult. The author of "When God Talks Back: Understanding the...
  • Malaysia's ruling coalition maintains parliamentary majority

    PENANG, Malaysia — Malaysia’s ruling National Front coalition won at the polls Sunday, election commission officials announced, as voters opted for continuity and experience over opposition calls for reform. The 13-party National Front...
  • Community & Clubs: Plenty to pray about this week

    With the happenings in Boston and in West Texas fresh in our minds, the National Day of Prayer makes more sense than ever, says the Rev. Julie Elkins, president of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council and pastor at First United Methodist Church of...