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Margaret Thatcher

Cameron: Britain Has Lost 'A Great Leader'

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday it was with great sadness he had learnt of the death of Margaret Tha...

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

The Associated Press reports that former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has died of a stroke. The news was confirmed by her spokesman Lord B...

First Nighter: Rowan Atkinson, Helen Mirren, Terrific Others Occupy London-Theater Hot Seats

David Finkle | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.

The Worst Moment Of Thatcher's Life

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 12.28.2012 | World

LONDON -- She called it, simply, the worst moment of her life. It came in March 1982 during the days before the Falklands War, after Argentina establ...

Papers Reveal Secrets Of Historic Reagan Visit

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 02.27.2013 | World

LONDON — Few people keep Queen Elizabeth II waiting, especially when she has issued a personal invitation, but President Ronald Reagan managed t...

Jimmy Savile's Chilling Note To Prime Minister

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 02.26.2013 | Media

LONDON — Classified documents being made public Friday detail how now-disgraced BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile was comfortable at the heart of the...

Margaret Thatcher In Hospital After Operation

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

LONDON — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is recuperating at a hospital after an operation to remove a bladder growth, a friend s...

What I Learned From Legendary Journalist Ray Suarez: His Toughest Interviews Ever

Gillian Frew | Posted 02.10.2013 | Media
Gillian Frew

Journalists in the public eye know exactly what kinds of questions to expect because they've made careers out of fielding the same ones: What's your take on xyz current event, who will run for office in 2016, and, of course, what's the future of journalism?

A Letter to William and Kate

Emma Jenner | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

The English are truly great at bringing up resilient, well-mannered, brave, and kind children. Too many parents -- in our own country and across the Western world -- have lost sight of what we've always done right.

Un-Fair And Un-Balanced! Murdoch's UK Tabloid Denounced By Official UK Report For Its "Despicable Untruths"

Martin Lewis | Posted 11.12.2012 | Media
Martin Lewis

This article isn't to recount the story of the tragedy and the 23-year history of cover-up -- which is very ably documented elsewhere on the internet. But to flag the names of some of the most loathsome people in this dreadful saga. And to call for them to be belatedly held to account.

Now That's A Power Suit

AP | Posted 11.05.2012 | Money

LONDON -- A turquoise wool suit that Margaret Thatcher wore on the day she was confirmed as Conservative Party leader has sold at auction for 25,000 p...

The Reagan Fetish

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

I've learned from fifteen years in the eco-trenches that the fight to protect our planet from pollution is more than just a fight against ExxonMobil or Charles and David Koch; it's ultimately a fight against the Reagan legacy.

The Silent Leader

Brian Tolle | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business
Brian Tolle

How does one come to know one's own mind? Simply and laboriously, through education, trial, reflection, and meditation, whether religious or secular. And the primary conditions for thoughtfulness are silence and stillness.

Is Progress Possible?

Gary Hart | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

For those who believe in a society, that to some degree we are all in this together, there are three choices: resist change, stagnate or progress. So far, no one has discovered how to progress without the institutions of government.

No More Drama

D. R. Tucker | Posted 07.29.2012 | Black Voices
D. R. Tucker

I could spend months detailing my differences with John Derbyshire regarding American race relations. However, one of his observations about politics and race is uncomfortably true.

To Be or not to Be... Hopeful

Graham Milne | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Graham Milne

"If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim." - Margaret Thatcher (great line regardless of whether yo...

Elizabeth Warren Will Lead

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In a Washington full of revolving-door sellouts who effortlessly glide between special-interest sinecures and government jobs earning personal fortunes on the payroll of the 1 percent, Elizabeth Warren will never sell her public conscience for private wealth.

Jason Linkins

Is This Banner At A Romney Event Racist? (No.) | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

Are the words "Obama isn't working," hung on a grey banner behind Mitt Romney's head at a campaign appearance in Ohio some sort of secret, racist dog-...

DVDs: War Horse Stumbles

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

War Horse is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, a solid young adult novel with classic status in the UK. It was turned into a brilliant bit of theater (really, you should see it if at all possible). But Spielberg's film fails on every level.

California Love

D. R. Tucker | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
D. R. Tucker

I don't remember watching The Earth Day Special when it was first broadcast by ABC in April 1990. Perhaps if I had watched it 22 years ago, I would have avoided falling for the right's denialist trap.

Margaret Thatcher Fascinated By Reagan's Drawings

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, England -- Margaret Thatcher was so fascinated by U.S. President Ronald Reagan that she snatched and kept a page of his doodles from a G7 s...

What Is a Conservative?

Jim DiPeso | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Jim DiPeso

What is a conservative? The question has arisen as mercurial Republican voters search for that elusive presidential candidate who can make their conservative pulses quicken.

A-List Stars Head To The BAFTAs

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.13.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON — Silent movie "The Artist" had a night to shout about Sunday, winning seven prizes including best picture at the British Academy Film Aw...

A Pivotal Period in Britain's History

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Sir Peter Westmacott

Few would deny that Margaret Thatcher brought the United States and United Kingdom closer together. As I begin my tenure as British Ambassador to Washington, I look forward to playing my own small part in keeping that relationship in the best possible repair.

The Soft Core Within The Iron Lady

George Heymont | Posted 03.24.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

It's been fascinating to see how critics have reacted to The Iron Lady, a new film inspired by Margaret Thatcher that has been directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Meryl Streep stars as the former British Prime Minister in a script written by Abi Morgan.