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  • Jonah Goldberg: Taken in by 'Gay Girl'

    Jonah Goldberg: Taken in by 'Gay Girl'
    I'd barely followed "A Gay Girl In Damascus" until last week, when Daily Beast columnist Peter Beinart posted something to Twitter: "This is really important — this woman is a hero," with a link to a story about Amina Abdallah Arraf, a Syrian...
  • Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry

    Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry
    Al Schwimmer, a former aircraft engineer who smuggled American planes to Israel for its 1948 war of independence, founded its aerospace industry and later became a figure in the Iran-Contra affair, died in Tel Aviv on Friday, his 94th birthday. The cause...
  • Mykola 'Mike' Koropeckyj, Army officer, dies

    Mykola 'Mike' Koropeckyj, Army officer, dies
    Mykola "Mike" Koropeckyj, a retired noncommissioned Army officer who later worked for the Social Security Administration, died June 5 of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. The Edmondson Heights resident was 83. The son of a Ukrainian...
  • In Theory: Can we disagree, still maintain standing?

    Q. A study released June 9 by the Public Religion Research Institute: “Committed to Availability, Conflicted About Morality, What the Millennial Generation Tells Us about the Future of the Abortion Debate and the Culture Wars.” The survey was...
  • On Theater: A stark, visceral telling of the Holocaust

    On Theater: A stark, visceral telling of the Holocaust
    Like their contemporaries, the Frank family of nearby Amsterdam, the Ten Booms of Haarlem, Holland, who weren't Jewish, were persecuted for providing refuge to Jews duringWorld War II. Another contrast: While Anne Frank's words survived via her famous...
  • In Theory

    Q. A study released June 9 by the Public Religion Research Institute: “Committed to Availability, Conflicted About Morality, What the Millennial Generation Tells Us about the Future of the Abortion Debate and the Culture Wars.” Fifty-six...
  • Bill O'Reilly vs. Lupe Fiasco: Who won the debate?

    Bill O'Reilly vs. Lupe Fiasco: Who won the debate?
    Fox News' Bill O'Reilly last night continued his hip hop-themed debate series -- this time against Lupe Fiasco, the influential Chicago rapper who recently called President Barack Obama the country's "biggest terrorist."  After losing (in my estimation)...
  • U.S. risks wasting billions more in Afghanistan aid, report says

    U.S. risks wasting billions more in Afghanistan aid, report says
    Reviewing the multibillion-dollar U.S. aid program in Afghanistan two years ago, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pronounced it a "heartbreaking" failure and promised to make a successful aid program the centerpiece of a revamped strategy to...
  • Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")

    Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")
    Director Michel Leclerc and his co-writer Baya Kasmi illuminate the ethnic, racial and religious issues that have beset France from World War II to the present -- through, surprisingly, the unfolding of a classic romantic comedy plot. "Le Nom des Gens"...
  • Stanley A. 'Jimmy' Makowski, businessman

    Stanley A. 'Jimmy' Makowski, businessman
    Stanley A. "Jimmy" Makowski, founder of National Press of Baltimore and a decorated World War II veteran, died June 21 of heart failure at his Perry Hall home. He was 93. Mr. Makowski, one of eight children, was born and raised in Canton. He was a...
  • Remembering Rosie the Riveter

    Remembering Rosie the Riveter
    Wilma Ferrebee was still in high school in 1941 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the nation on the heels of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. "I can still hear his voice saying we're at war," said the 65-year resident of Laurel, who...