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Death of Osama bin Laden (2011)

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  • What Obama legacy?

    WASHINGTON -- There is something about the start of a second presidential term that induces talk and speculation about the incumbent's eventual "legacy." Such notions are usually based on the president's accomplishments in the first term plus expectations...
  • Does torture work?

    Does torture work? It is a Bush-era debate that has found Obama-era relevance because of a new movie, "Zero Dark Thirty," in which torture seems to work quite well. The film, an Oscar nominee for Best Picture, is being sold as a fact-based accounting of...
  • Why 'Prisoners' Is Too Easy on the Subject of Torture

    (SPOILER ALERT: This piece reveals key details about the plot of "Prisoners.") Why is it so often the ambiguous, unresolved movie that generates controversy while the easy, complacent one gets a free pass? To wit: Why does "Prisoners," Denis Villeneuve's...
  • Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden: Hinting at early 2016 positioning?

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has not said for sure if she is running for president in 2016. Joe Biden has not said for sure if he is running for president in 2016. Into that Democratic vacuum rides the wink-wink, nudge-nudge part of campaign 2016. On Tuesday,...
  • Gem merchant says he should get $25M reward for bin Laden's death

    Gem merchant says he should get $25M reward for bin Laden's death
    A Michigan gem merchant who claims he tipped the FBI on the location of Osama bin Laden’s secret compound in Pakistan eight years before his killing has hired a high-powered Chicago law firm to help him go after the $25 million reward offered for...
  • Welcome to the book blog jungle, Bookmarks!

    The San Francisco Chronicle launched a book blog this week, Bookmarks. To welcome Bookmarks to the literary blogosphere, we emailed books editor John McMurtrie, who told us all about the blog -- or blogue, or blague, depending. JC: Did the Chronicle...
  • 'No Easy Day' is a compelling account of Bin Laden's killing: Book Review

    -------------------- No Easy Day The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer Dutton: 315 pp., $26.95 -------------------- Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette did not put the first slug into Osama bin...
  • “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden” premieres on NGC Nov. 4

     
    There have been a few documentaries chronicling the May 2011 raid by SEAL Team Six that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden, and now we are coming to a point where feature-length dramatic films are being made on the subject. Next month, the film Zero...
  • Sun editorial board endorsements

    Obama for president     Four years ago, President Barack Obama took office as the economy was in steep decline with millions in the process of losing their jobs, the nation was locked in seemingly endless military conflicts, Wall Street firms were...
  • What the presidential polls show

    Only six weeks to go in the presidential campaign, and the public opinion surveys have developed a case of the jitters. Last week, one respected poll reported that President Obama had opened an eight-point lead over Mitt Romney, but another reported...
  • Goldberg: Obama's foreign policy follies

    Goldberg: Obama's foreign policy follies
    It's Day 20 for the Benghazi CSI-team hostage crisis. That's how long an FBI forensic team has been trying to gain access in Libya to what the State Department still calls a crime scene — the Obama administration's preferred term for the location of...