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Just before Christmas in 1997, as a tumultuous stock-market crisis ravaged emerging markets in every corner of the globe, readers of the Wall Street Journal were treated to some good news:

Indonesia's scorched-earth compliance with international pressure on East Timor has left Dili, the capital, in ruins, displaced some 100,000 people to refugee camps under the control of the bruta

An abbreviated version of this article appeared in the October 4, 1999 issue.

After the war life will begin to stir once again, but we won't be here, we will have vanished just as the Aztecs have vanished.

Buchanan hints he's leaving.
The GOP says, "Stay!"
They fear that he'd be draining
The wacko vote away.

Residents of Skaneateles, New York, complained to visiting reporters about the Clintons' decision to make themselves relatively scarce on their recent vacation.

Research support was provided by the Open Society Institute and the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Most of the media regard the coy refusal of George W.

Israeli schoolchildren returned to their desks this year to find a new history curriculum.

Elizabeth Dole won't break the law.
McCain has scored no coke.
The thought of Hatch with smack or crack
Is palpably baroque.

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According to polls, only about 6 percent of Americans are following with any close attention the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  But that's not stopping the media fascination on both sides of the Atlantic with Americans’ supposed fascination with Britain's royals.

April 27, 2011

According to Glenn Beck, SEIU organizer Stephen Lerner is a "mastermind worse than Osama bin Laden."

April 27, 2011

On Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that was as hypocritical as it was bizarre. I would even call it “career ending” if the sports media weren’t so terrified of Goodell, or football fans actually read the Journal Opinion page. 

April 27, 2011

Students chained themselves to board members chairs and derailed the introduction of a controversial resolution targeting ethnic studies programs in Tucson schools.

April 27, 2011

Donald Trump crossed a new line by questioning Barack Obama's educational credentials this week, a classic race-baiting trick in the GOP playbook.

April 27, 2011

In an exciting development, LA Councilwoman Janice Hahn has picked up the call for fan ownership as a solution to the team's ownership woes.

April 25, 2011

As I perused the latest WikiLeaks releases this morning, a retweet from their Twitter feed caught my eye: “Gitmo: Compare the first paragraph of these two stories about the same thing.” One was a link to the BBC and one was CNN.

April 25, 2011

The year was 1986. Yale University President Bart Giamatti was on his way back to his office from a birthday lunch when he stumbled upon Mike Morand, a student leader of the anti-apartheid movement on campus.

April 22, 2011

The bill allows for undocumented students to receive in-state tuition in public universities in the state.

April 21, 2011

Largely thanks to one soldier who was in the thick of things on that day in 2007, the “Collateral Murder” incident is far from over.

April 20, 2011