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  • One My Lai a month

    "When somebody asks, 'Why do you do it to a g--k, why do you do this to people?' your answer is, 'So what, they're just g--ks, they're not people. It doesn't make any difference what you do to them; they're not human.' "And this thing is built into you,"...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: A deeper look at the Kobani dilemma

    I was a hawk, raised by members of the greatest generation, but the Vietnam War cured me of that infliction. I understand the precipitous nature of war and if you’re a good student of history, the ills of capitulation are readily discernible. The...
  • Opportunity knocking for GOP, but will party leaders squander it?

    Opportunity knocking for GOP, but will party leaders squander it?
    Wasn't it just yesterday that President Barack Obama extended his arms like some Hollywood Moses, promising his election would calm the seas and heal the planet? But now the October winds have blown the messiah off the man. And November's midterm...
  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton
    Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs. He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
  • For a Nisei sisterhood, it's yesterday once more

    For a Nisei sisterhood, it's yesterday once more
    The ladies gathered in Rose Honda's West Los Angeles home, faded mementos of their lives laid out on the teak dining table. There are photos of outings in pin curls, saddle shoes and white gloves. A 1951 United Airlines ticket from Los Angeles to...
  • Joseph E. Persico dies at 84; historian, biographer of FDR

    Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer whose books on subjects ranging from the Nuremberg trials to the life of Gen. Colin Powell combined dogged research with a novelist's narrative skills, died Aug. 30 at a hospital in Albany, N.Y., after a...
  • Could the U.S. have prevented the Ebola outbreak?

    Could the U.S. have prevented the Ebola outbreak?
    In the summer of 1990, some 2,000 U.S. Marines arrived off the coast of Liberia near the capital of Monrovia, which was then being overrun by rebel forces fighting against the government of Samuel Doe. The Marines were in four ships, one of them an...
  • In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned

    In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned
    ‎Aveen Khalf Kasim, 7, walked around one of the seven pillars at the main shrine of the Yazidi faith, hastily untying and tying knots. "I was asking for the well-being for all the Yazidis," explained the youngster, who was wearing a pink T-shirt...
  • The Environment: Cloudy With A Chance Of Clearing

    The Environment: Cloudy With A Chance Of Clearing
    Connecticut's environment has changed enormously over the past four centuries. What can we expect over the next 50 years? More change, and not all of it for the better. Indeed, if history is any indicator, and it might well be the best indicator, we...
  • John Kass: Opportunity knocking for GOP -- but will party leaders squander it?

    Wasn't it just yesterday that President Barack Obama extended his arms like some Hollywood Moses, promising his election would calm the seas and heal the planet? But now the October winds have blown the messiah off the man. And November's midterm...