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  • Are drone strikes more defensible than torture?

    There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. But they pale in comparison to the current Democratic silence about President...
  • 100 books for holiday gift-giving

    "Books are a uniquely portable magic," wrote Stephen King, who ought to know about such things. This holiday season, why not spread a little portable magic yourself? We're suggesting 100 books for gift-giving in a variety of genres, tones and topics....
  • Alan Gross losing hope after 5 years in Cuban prison

    MIAMI As the fifth anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of U.S. Agency for International Development subcontractor Alan Gross in Cuba approaches, he has received recent visits from his lawyer and two senators but refuses to see U.S. diplomats in...
  • Islamic State's Brutal Strategy To Take Iraq

    Islamic State's Brutal Strategy To Take Iraq
    A centerpiece of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State is mobilizing tribal fighters to join the Iraqi military in retaking Anbar and other Sunni-dominated provinces. But new research shows the jihadists have been working since...
  • Childhood memories of JFK's assassination

    I asked my good friend Walter Owens, the writer-editor of Vanity Fair magazine, for permission to print his childhood memories of the JFK assassination, which he wrote last year to mark that earth-shattering event. On the eve of that solemn, history-...
  • Reviews: 'Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis' and 'The Good Son'

    Reviews: 'Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis' and 'The Good Son'
    November was always tough for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The reason never needed explaining: President Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Jackie — those of us alive in the 1960s need no other identifiers — was sitting...
  • New violence erupts in West Bank; Palestinian man killed

    Fresh clashes erupted Tuesday in the West Bank, leaving at least one Palestinian demonstrator dead, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of fomenting a “destructive religious war” over a contested holy site....
  • Reviews: 'A Cool and Lonely Courage' and 'Sylvia Rafael'

    Reviews: 'A Cool and Lonely Courage' and 'Sylvia Rafael'
    What did a pair of intense young women fighting to free France in World War II have in common with a shrewd and lovely Mossad agent who plotted assassinations against terrorists during the 1960s to the mid '70s? Each of these women adopted the cause of...
  • A wake-up call for the White House [Commentary]

    A wake-up call for the White House [Commentary]
    The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...
  • Marlon James' views of a crime in 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'

    Marlon James' views of a crime in 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'
    Marlon James' "A Brief History of Seven Killings," is a thrilling, ambitious fictionalization of the assassination attempt on Bob Marley in 1976 and the afterlives of Marley's would-be assassins. Both intense and epic — it's told in rapid-fire...
  • Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety

    Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety
    WASHINGTON - When Secret Service officer Timothy McCarthy took a bullet to protect Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt and agent Jerry Parr shoved the president into a limousine, their quick reflexes projected a Hollywood-style image of...