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  • Sounding Off: Pragmatism in the voting booth

    Two years ago, John McCain and the Republican establishment took a gamble with our nation's security and future by naming a know-nothing neophyte as his running mate on the GOP's presidential ticket. Perceived political advantage cynically trumped the...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...
  • Rolling out at Florida parks

    Rolling out at Florida parks
    Harry Potter is about to arrive in Florida — not via broomstick or Floo powder but by a mystery technology that will sweep fans along on a life-and-death adventure in the realm of young wizards. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which officially...
  • CIA drones have broader list of targets

    CIA drones have broader list of targets
    Reporting from Washington -- The CIA received secret permission to attack a wider range of targets, including suspected militants whose names are not known, as part of a dramatic expansion of its campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan's border region,...
  • 10 things you might not know about lieutenant governors

    10 things you might not know about lieutenant governors
    Have you ever used anabolic steroids? Been arrested for domestic battery? Had a live-in girlfriend who was a prostitute? Been accused of falling $54,000 behind on child support? If so, you might be lieutenant governor material. Scott Lee Cohen's victory...
  • A convention for all

    It was a town hall, certainly, but without the sense of chaos, the hint of danger, that we've come to associate with the words "town hall" in recent weeks. No gun-toting patriots, no dark portents of tyranny. No energy, in fact, at least not at the...
  • Oliver Stone ignores brutal facts about Venezuelan dictator

    Oliver Stone has made a documentary about Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. I'm sure it will be a fair and balanced piece of work. Stone has a long and distinguished record of factual filmmaking. There was Platoon, which incorporated just about every...
  • Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary

    Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary
    In 40 A.D., the fabled Trung sisters rode elephants into battle to free Vietnam from its Chinese invaders. Nearly 2,000 years later, Ngo Dinh Nhu fancied herself a modern-day Trung, defending her country against communist rebels and American imperialists....
  • The naked faces of 'Power'

    The naked faces of 'Power'
    In 1860, Abraham Lincoln went to Cooper Union in New York to deliver the speech that would launch his national political career and help him secure the Republican presidential nomination. But before the speech, Lincoln marked the occasion by stopping...
  • Cambodia: Killing fields timeline

    Cambodia: Killing fields timeline
    1925: Saloth Sar, alias Pol Pot, born in central Cambodia. 1949: Pol Pot goes to Paris where he joins a group of young Cambodian revolutionaries, most of them Marxists. 1953: France grants independence to Cambodia under King Norodom Sihanouk; Pol Pot...
  • Accused of supporting Pakistani terrorist group

    Hafiz Muhammad Sher Ali Khan, known as Hafiz Khan, 76, of Miami An imam or spiritual leader at the Miami Masjid, also known as the Flagler Mosque, since at least 1999. A U.S. citizen, he is from Pakistan's Swat Valley. Accused of financing and...