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"Did you hear? Clinton is beginning to lift the embargo. It's on the news," a fellow traveler to Cuba exclaimed in Havana's José Martí International Airport.

The most astonishing thing about the farcical and disgraceful--but extremely dangerous--impeachment proceedings in Washington is that they are happening at all. The country is at peace.

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The middle names we have are, as a rule,

Obscure, pretentious, odd or just not cool.

So someone named John Bloomingblaise McGill

Music

I didn't realize how much I was counting on Larry Flynt until I noticed I had spent Monday evening trying to find on the Web or TV a report of the much-anticipated news conference in which h

Articles

By the time we got to firing off the water-cooled, tripod-mounted, 30-caliber machine gun at the NRA-run Ben Avery gun range a half-hour north of here on the Saturday after New Year's, I rea

Books & the Arts

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Has no one informed Dr. Akagi that he's living in a complex and serious drama about the morale of Japanese citizens toward the end of World War II?

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The recent arrest in Israel of eight apocalyptic cult members, who reportedly planned to take their own lives at the millennium or provoke authorities into killing them, revealed that yet an

For 300 years, Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theater has been the center of ceremonial life at Oxford.