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  • North Korea, Sony and good taste

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama certainly was right to step in as a defender of freedom of the press in America by criticizing Sony Entertainment's decision to withdraw from theaters its comic movie featuring an assassination of North Korean dictator Kim...
  • Absurd, this fuss over Three Stooges-like 'The Interview'

    We live in a time when even frivolous pop-culture touchstones are blown out of proportion, from Grumpy Cat’s pout to Kim Kardashian's booty. But not in a million years did I imagine the R-rated lunacy of “The Interview” would become...
  • Rogers Park street sign brings Bangladesh political feud to Chicago

    Rogers Park street sign brings Bangladesh political feud to Chicago
    The request to put up a pair of familiar brown street signs on North Clark Street in Rogers Park sailed through the Chicago City Council, joining the 1,500 other honorary roadways aldermen have approved for 50 years. This one, however, didn't end up a...
  • Adviser recounts JFK recollections

    Adviser recounts JFK recollections
    Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, Boca Raton resident Carmelo Cottone recalled his years with the president during a presentation at the Downtown Library in Boca Raton. Cottone's mentors and teachers encouraged his interest in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Program to revisit JFK's assassination

    Program to revisit JFK's assassination
    Everyone knows where they were and what they were doing when the most tragic, infamous events in history occurred — events that would turn everything upside down and change the world forever. When news broke about the Sept. 11 attacks, I...
  • 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...