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Death of Osama bin Laden (2011)

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  • Let's not fret over who is more macho

    Wednesday was a big anniversary - one year since the day Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. The president is marking the occasion by, among other things, sitting for an exclusive interview with Brian Williams in the White House Situation Room,...
  • Torture helped get bin Laden?

    "Zero Dark Thirty," the film about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, got a fresh infusion of buzz over the weekend when outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta confirmed again that enhanced interrogation techniques aided the effort to find...
  • Wading through the '-crats' this election cycle

    Wading through the '-crats' this election cycle
    We imagine there are folks who watch the presidential debates to carefully consider the candidates' stands on free trade and job creation and health care reform. We watch them to carefully consider how the candidates use language. If a John McCain-...
  • Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review

    Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review
    It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate. Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
  • 'The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012'

    As a devoted fan of this series (this is the 11th volume), I can report that this year's anthology of 32 selections might be the best yet. High school students from 826Michigan and 826 Valencia, parts of Dave Eggers' network of nonprofit writing and...
  • 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...
  • 'Man of Steel,' 'White House Down' heroes fight terrorism

    Think you can escape the world's troubles by heading to the multiplex this summer? Think again. Terrorist schemes have a starring role in the season's action movies, triggering an assortment of mayhem — collapsing skyscrapers, spaceships...
  • “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...