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Leon Aron, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has over the past few years become known as an authority on Boris Yeltsin, a man he patently likes and has vigorously defended

The headline in the Sunday Times of London was spectacular: Lennon Funded Terrorists and Trotskyists. It was also erroneous.

Blessed with a great subject, afflicted with it too, J.M. Coetzee has remade its meanings in the light of metaphor often no further from us than our own bodies.

The arrest of Augusto Pinochet in England more than a year ago stunned the world and emboldened those seeking to bring dictators and war criminals to justice.

(With apologies, under the table, to Mother Goose)

"The problem with taking a blood sample for your malaria test is that the cockroaches may eat it in the night," announced the nurse. "Ants are an even worse problem.

The law governing the case of Elián González, the 6-year-old Cuban boy found clinging to an inner tube after his mother drowned on the way here from Cuba, could not be more clear.

It seems so familiar to me:
They know one more tank, one more gun'll
Allow best and brightest to see
The light at the end of the tunnel.

In principle, I rather detest articles or items that begin or end with the words, "You heard it here first." Nonetheless, this is what I told the readers of this column on December 28, 1998, in r

Boris Yeltsin's sudden resignation as President on New Year's Eve provoked ritual praise of his legacy by the same editorial voices that have been championing him for nine years as Russia's great

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A psychotic outburst at the American Enterprise Institute.

August 2, 2010

If public schools or Medicare providers were held to the same standards as military contractors, they'd never have to beg for cash.

July 29, 2010

Despite the war cries from the neocons, Washington and Tehran will soon be back at the negotiating table.

July 29, 2010

The House approved $33 billion for a 30,000-troop escalation in Afghanistan this week and in doing so took money away from other places it was desperately needed.

July 28, 2010

House approves "emergency" Afghan war funding, but 114 members vote "no" in one of the strongest shows of antiwar sentiment since the Vietnam era.

July 28, 2010

Dumb and dumber: Obama edges toward a confrontation with China, the rising superpower.

July 27, 2010

The futility and frustration illustrated in the WikiLeaks documents should provide a wide opening for a much-needed discussion on the human and financial costs of war in Afghanistan that far outstrip any conceivable security benefits.

July 27, 2010

The House will vote on whether to continue funding the occupation of Afghanistan—and on whether to get US troops out of Pakistan.

July 27, 2010

Pentagon Papers player sees "immediate parallels" between those who now leak details of Afghanistan and Iraq Wars and what he did during Vietnam.

 

July 26, 2010

The ISI's support of the Taliban has been widely known and reported for years, but the WikiLeaks documents dramatically reinforce that fact.

July 26, 2010