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  • Some afraid to speak up at UC Irvine

    Editor's note: This updated version changes a description of UC Irvine student Hadeer Soliman's demeanor. IRVINE — It was like any other day at UC Irvine's Cross-Cultural Center, a hub where campus groups congregate for official events or just...
  • The Japan quake and nuclear power; the ICE's Secure Communities program; the Palestinians new strategy

    Japan's nightmare Re "Japan crisis may derail 'nuclear renaissance,' " March 14 If anything good can be said to have come from the terrible disaster in Japan, it is the realization that nuclear power plants can, at any time, be subjected to unexpected...
  • History's mystery

    History's mystery
    It was a bright, chilly morning when the Greyhound bus deposited me at the tiny depot and train station in Frederick. My daylong itinerary would require equal parts walking and sleuthing in this more than 250-year-old city. My mission: to traverse...
  • Team Obama: World Police

    Team Obama: World Police
    If there existed any remaining doubt that Barack Obama has completed his conversion from an anti-Iraq war candidate to a presidential hawk, it was eviserated this weekend when the United States launched a series of military strikes on Libya.  The...
  • PASSINGS: Betty Sarah Wouk, Hazel Rowley

    Betty Sarah Wouk Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...
  • Gates Confers with Israeli, Palestinian PMs, Urges Peace

    Gates Confers with Israeli, Palestinian PMs, Urges Peace
    CAESAREA (KTLA) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates met Friday with the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers, urging both parties to aim for peace. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday, prior the meeting, that Israel is ready to...
  • Obama Faces A Challenge In Defining His Aims In Libya

    Obama Faces A Challenge In Defining His Aims In Libya
    Barack Obama entered the White House as a reluctant warrior, a dovish Democrat who espoused his principles at a 2002 antiwar rally: "What I am opposed to is … a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. … A war based not on reason, but on passion."...
  • Jonah Goldbeg: Taking feminism overseas

    Jonah Goldbeg: Taking feminism overseas
    Feminism as a "movement" in America is largely played out. The work here is mostly done. At a time when education matters more than ever, more American women attend college than men. More women graduate, with better grades and get more advanced degrees....
  • Mesa Musings: Bad times or End Times?

    With the "madness" of March soon to abate, I'm afraid things remain perilous as we head into April and beyond. Humanity has experienced, with alarming frequency in recent decades, powerful earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes and assorted other...
  • Anatomy of an Afghan war tragedy

    Anatomy of an Afghan war tragedy
    Nearly three miles above the rugged hills of central Afghanistan, American eyes silently tracked two SUVs and a pickup truck as they snaked down a dirt road in the pre-dawn darkness. The vehicles, packed with people, were 3 1/2 miles from a dozen U.S....
  • In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas

    In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas
    Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha. The temple is one of three great...