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  • No new war without congressional approval

    How does a war-weary president convince a war-weary nation to start another war? In a prime-time address to the nation on Wednesday evening, President Obama tried. First, he laid out the case against ISIS, a ruthless terrorist organization unlike any we'...
  • 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' drifts among 'all the lonely people'

    Serenely melancholy but unfailingly melodramatic, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" is a tone poem to love and loss thatgoes on too long and is more intent on creating a sad mood than withbreaking your heart or bringing you to tears. Writer-director...
  • Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'

    Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'
    Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns. But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...
  • Egypt says global action needed to counter Islamic State

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are forging ties with other extremist groups in the region, Egypt's foreign minister said on Saturday, backing Washington's call for global action to counter the threat. Militant groups that...
  • Negotiate in good faith

    The special legislative session on Medicaid begins Thursday and we still cannot reliably predict what to expect from lawmakers when they convene. Our cynicism tells us this is appeasement disguised as serious work. The June resignation of Sen. Phillip...
  • New York Fashion Week: Optimism and eclecticism are in full bloom

    New York Fashion Week: Optimism and eclecticism are in full bloom
    After 10 days of fashion shows, it's hard to imagine there's a boundary left to push, a color that's gone unused or a silhouette that hasn't been relaxed. While the collections were all over the map (and in some cases, the maps were all over the...
  • Animator Signe Baumane Toons Into Adult Themes With 'Rocks in My Pockets'

    The imaginative and highly personal animated memoir "Rocks in My Pockets" marks a strong feature debut for Latvia-born, New York-based animator Signe Baumane, an idiosyncratic talent who dubs her four-year labor of love "a funny film about depression."...
  • Samuel E. Jackson Jr., psychologist

    Samuel E. Jackson Jr., psychologist
    Samuel E. Jackson Jr., a retired research psychologist who was a longtime active member of Kappa Alpha Psi, an historically black fraternity, died Sept. 1 at Howard County General Hospital of heart failure. He was 80. "He was a beacon of light in the...
  • Rejected professor Salaita wants U. of I. job or else he'll sue

    Rejected professor Salaita wants U. of I. job or else he'll sue
    CHAMPAIGN — Professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign because of his controversial social media comments about Israel, called on the school Tuesday to give him his position back....
  • Tips on how to choose guardians for your children

    Tips on how to choose guardians for your children
    If you have minor children and have not yet selected guardians, you are not unlike many parents who put off this critically important task. Perhaps you are waiting for the perfect guardians to present themselves, or you and your spouse/partner cannot...
  • Religion and oil: Two things about Islamic State no one wants to discuss

    To the editor: I read with frustration Doyle McManus' column on President Obama's strategic options for combating the threat from Islamic State. ("Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State: a coalition of frenemies," Op-Ed, Sept. 6) Every week I read...