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Now that three senators who represent the Lehigh Valley have betrayed their constituents by supporting the Republicans' preposterous congressional gerrymandering plan, it's time for the first of many installments in Operation Payback. The traitors are...
The massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, last week has shined a harsh, unremitting light on the hold that "political correctness" has on the American military. There is an eruption of commentary on the appalling results of ignoring disturbing things so as not to...
Since President Obama has been having a rough time lately, let me belatedly congratulate him on his apparently successful policy of regime change in Libya. Initially, I favored a more robust and decisive intervention when Obama seemed to dither, and then...
If you're like me, you probably watch Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." If you're like me, you probably also turn to reruns of "Scrubs" or "Seinfeld" when the newsmaker interview comes on. If that's the case, you probably missed me and Jon Stewart...
Times Staff WriterIT occurred to me recently that many of the tourist sights I hold most dear — France's Normandy battlefield, Pennsylvania's Gettysburg and England's Coventry Cathedral — have to do with war. The realization came as no coincidence, because I...
Tags: Pennsylvania, Culture, Travel, Architecture, Tourism and Leisure
Anyone who's hung around in liberal circles and found himself in those perfunctory What's Wrong With America conversations has heard the refrain: "Well, in Sweden they have (fill in the blank): mostly free healthcare, free college, 13-month parental...
Tags: Norway, Homes, New York City, Refugee, Mass Media
Backward reels the bad guy, pummeled and stunned. Round goes the good guy's granite fist, finishing its gorgeous orbit after connecting with the villain's smirking mug. Up jump hope and inspiration, fortified by daring fictional heroes on the page and on...
Tags: Journalism, Itching, Philosophy, Fiction, Thor (movie)
It was during the days of the persecution of the Christians that it happened. James, a son of Zebedee, and John's brother, was seized by Herod. Herod ruled Palestine at this time. Herod saw James, and all Christians, as political threats. In an effort...
Drunk any Kool-Aid lately? Or maybe you accused someone else of doing it? If so, congratulations, you're right in step with one of the nation's most popular idiomatic trends. A snappy, fruit-flavored way of referring to someone who unquestioningly...
Luis Moreno-Ocampo has more than a billion clients. He is the first prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, whose authority to prosecute those who commit crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide is acknowledged by more than 110 nations....
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