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  • Browsing bin Laden's bookshelves

    Browsing bin Laden's bookshelves
    While the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has been busy clouding the history of Osama bin Laden's years on the lam in Pakistan, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence cleared things up a bit by releasing a list of documents found at the lair in Abbottabad where bin Laden was killed in 2011. Intelligence experts may be most interested in the newly declassified communications between bin Laden and his terrorist underlings, but I'm fascinated by a number of general-interest titles and press clippings in "The bin Laden Bookshelf," which may give insight into the mind behind the most brazen terrorist attack of the 21st century. Here is a sampling:
  • Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight

    Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks. Detroit is the latest major city to see an influx of whites who may not find...

    Nixon papers shed light on renegade diplomacy

    There's little doubt Richard Nixon was up to dirty tricks before his presidency ever began. Documents released by the National Archives' Nixon Presidential Library on Wednesday add weight to considerable, existing evidence that his 1968 presidential...

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    The revolt of small-business Republicans

    The revolt of small-business Republicans
    Can it be that America's small businesses are finally waking up to the fact that they're being victimized by big businesses? For years, small-business groups such as the National Federation of Independent Businesses have lined up behind big-businesses...