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  • Putin's well-worn fascist lies

    Vladimir Putin, with the aid of his vast propaganda machinery, has convinced many Russians that the interim government in Ukraine is expressly Nazi and fascist. And while there were some neo-Nazi goons among the protesters who brought down the corrupt...
  • CNN's 'The Sixties' is a familiar flashback

     CNN's 'The Sixties' is a familiar flashback
    Oh, the Sixties, the Sixties! Oh my lord, the Sixties. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Some of you kids are probably sick to death of hearing about them, "Mad Men" notwithstanding, but as decades go, it is a hard one to beat for...
  • Check It Out: The Road to World War 1

    Otto Von Bismarck, the 19th century Prussian statesman, is reputed to have said that the next great European war would probably result from "some damn foolish thing in the Balkans." His off-hand remark was shown to be prescient during the summer of 1914....
  • America's go-to man in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province

    America's go-to man in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province
    TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan — A shy boy with filthy hands and a shabby tunic approached the great man, bowed and tried to kiss his hand. Gen. Matiullah Khan was seated like a sultan on a cushion in his hojra, his airy receiving room. He barely...
  • On the War Over the Drone War

    On the War Over the Drone War
    Drones are in the news thanks to a leaked Department of Justice memo outlining the legal reasoning behind the killing of American citizen and al-Qaeda propagandist Anwar Al-Awlaki. For those of us extremely unsettled by the Bush-Obama policy of extra-...
  • Sarah Brady visits Annapolis to back gun bill

    Sarah Brady, chairwoman of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, visited Annapolis Wednesday to meet with Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and legislative leaders and express her support for O'Malley's comprehensive gun legislation....
  • Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist dies; Hitler assassination plotter

    Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last known surviving member of the German resistance group that tried unsuccessfully to assassinate Adolf Hitler during World War II, has died. He was 90. He died Friday at his home in Munich, his wife, Gundula von Kleist,...
  • Russia ex-tycoon Boris Berezovsky found dead

    MOSCOW — Boris Berezovsky, 67, an exiled Russian ex-tycoon who played a key role in bringing Vladimir Putin to power, only to have a bitter falling out, has died in Britain, according to his family and Russian news reports. Berezovsky had claimed...
  • A Tale Of The Kennedys, Sinatra And The Mafia At Long Wharf

    When William Mastrosimone was working on the script for the 1992 mini-series "Sinatra," the singer told him a startling tale that involved Joseph Kennedy Sr., JFK, Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana and Judith Exner, Sinatra's girlfriend who was also...
  • TV This Week Nov. 10 - 16: 'Raising Hope' on Fox

    TV This Week Nov. 10 - 16: 'Raising Hope' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY Christmas creates romantic confusion...
  • 'Killing Kennedy': Michelle Trachtenberg on playing Marina Oswald

     'Killing Kennedy': Michelle Trachtenberg on playing Marina Oswald
    As the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination approaches, television is taking a look back at the era of Camelot with an onslaught of news specials, documentaries and made-for-TV movies. The coverage begins in earnest on Sunday with the premiere of...