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  • Was it Wrong for TheaterWorks to Cast White Actors in Roles Written for Puerto Ricans?

    Was it Wrong for TheaterWorks to Cast White Actors in Roles Written for Puerto Ricans?
    The recent imbroglio over Hartford’s TheatreWorks production of The Motherfucker With the Hat had a lot of theater professionals playing against type. There was playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis — not known for being hands-on or imperious...
  • Newt Gingrich under fire in final GOP debate before Iowa vote

    Newt Gingrich under fire in final GOP debate before Iowa vote
    In the final debate before voting starts in the 2012 presidential contest, front-running Newt Gingrich battled renewed criticism Thursday night from rivals over his activities outside of government, including taking $1.6 million from mortgage giant...
  • Haiti Did the Right Thing Bringing Charges Against Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier

    Baby Doc may see justice, but what about Dick Cheney? One of the most far-reaching stories in the world is unfolding under our collective nose, and we can’t seem to see it. Maybe that’s due to the fact that it’s happening in Haiti, a...
  • Juan Maria Bordaberry dies at 83; Uruguayan dictator

    Juan Maria Bordaberry dies at 83; Uruguayan dictator
    Former president-turned-dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry, whose self-coup launched more than a decade of military rule in Uruguay died while under house arrest in the country for leading efforts to eliminate leftist dissent in the 1970s. He was 83....
  • Tea Party Bashing

    Tea Party Bashing
    The Tea Party Freshman in Congress who forced the hand of the President and Congress to negotiate and pass a debt reduction bill have been taking a beating in the past 48 hours. Vice President Joe Biden's reported use of the word "terrorist." Oyjrt...
  • It's getting easier to visit Cuba

    It's getting easier to visit Cuba
    WASHINGTON -- Betsy Blades has been curious about Cuba ever since 1959 when she was 15 years old and watched news clips of Fidel Castro’s revolution. The retired social worker from Baltimore, now 68, will seize a chance to visit the forbidden...
  • A despot lashes out

    A despot lashes out
    Syria's bloody crackdown on anti-government demonstrators reached new levels of brutality this week with the killing of hundreds of civilians in the city of Hama, a hotbed of resistance to the regime of President Bashar Assad. For months, Mr. Assad...
  • Soviet fall and Arab Spring

    Soviet fall and Arab Spring
    Twenty years ago, tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets of Moscow, just as Egyptians, Tunisians and Syrians have this year — rejecting the old order, demanding freedom and democracy. That August, the Russian democrats prevailed because...
  • Why limit drone strikes against Americans to other countries?

    I wasn't surprised to see that the peanut gallery on the far right has no objection to the Obama administration's use of extra-judicial murder against people it deems sufficiently anti-American (whether or not they have actually committed a crime). ("...
  • Occupy Baltimore — for what?

    Occupy Baltimore — for what?
    The Occupy Baltimore protest today at the Inner Harbor, and the protests on Wall Street that inspired it and similar demonstrations around the country, are a welcome sign that outrage at the nation's political and economic system isn't confined to the...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters are the extremists, not the tea party

    Occupy Wall Street protesters are the extremists, not the tea party
    Brian Phillips is the head of communications for the NYC General Assembly, the group primarily responsible for occupying Wall Street. I learned about him while listening to National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." According to NPR, Phillips is "an ex-...