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Illiberal Liberalism

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Soumaya Ghannoushi

We often boast of the uniqueness of our system. We are not a totalitarian society that crushes the individual out of existence and tramples over his/her rights and freedoms. But there are questions we need to ask ourselves.

Body Of Girl, 3, Found Buried In Arizona Backyard

AP | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime

THATCHER, Ariz. (AP) — The body of a 3-year-old girl was found buried in the backyard of a southeastern Arizona home, authorities said Friday. An i...

The Last Snowpiercer Review You Will Ever Need to Read

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi allegory Snowpiercer is one weird and hilarious trip. At turns campy and amateurish (with issues of ADR synching and logical con...

Sleepless in Europe

Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Yanis Varoufakis

If "sleep is for wimps," as Mrs. Thatcher said, and a form of inefficiency, Europe should today be the land of efficiency and heroic leadership. It is, of course, neither.

Syria: What Would Reagan Do?

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

Going through my "to do" box of files from the Reagan library today I came across a July 7, 1987 letter from President Reagan to Prime Minister Thatcher that discusses Syria.

A Deep Melancholy That's Not Just Personal

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

A couple of days ago I was in a deeply melancholic state because of various personal struggles, including health and financial issues and an ex-wife I still love, but it all is leavened with the sense that as one approaches the end of life, the world becomes a much more apocalyptical place.

Margaret Thatcher's First Visit to Washington of the Reagan Presidency

Charles Moore | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Charles Moore

Mrs Thatcher came to realize that Reagan's strengths and mental abilities were very different from her own, but she never lost her underlying admiration for him.

Thatcher Funeral Cost Taxpayers HOW MUCH

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

LONDON -- The British government says former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral cost taxpayers 3.6 million pounds ($5.6 million), mostly for s...

Who's At Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

LONDON — More than 2,300 guests attended the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at St. Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday. I...

Margaret Thatcher's Soft Power?!

András Simonyi | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
András Simonyi

2013-02-04-CTRlogo.jpgReading the eulogies written in the last 24 hours, one wonders if the full measure of her legacy is really understood. Her strength was forged in her ability to wisely marry her pragmatism with her strong principles of freedom and democracy.

Gerry Adams: Thatcher Caused 'Great Suffering' In Ireland

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

By Eamonn Mallie BELFAST, April 8 (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher caused "great suffering" in Ireland and ...

Iron Lady Changed Face Of Britain

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

(Adds details) * Britain's only woman prime minister * Transformed British economy and society * Led Brit...

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...

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...

"Thatcher Dead" Text Sparks Fears - Despite Referring To A Cat

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A misconstrued text message announcing the passing of a beloved pet has sparked a flurry of diplomatic activity in Canada....

When Nepotism Goes Awry: 5 Politicians And Their (Naughty?) Sons

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sons of big name political leaders have been making the news this week from Europe to Africa. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy has taken heat for ...

Sarah Palin as the American Thatcher?

Ronald Maxwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald Maxwell

In the waning hours of the campaign, otherwise known as the end days of Republican rule, acolytes of Sarah Palin are preparing the way for her triumphal return.

Hillary and the Unfeminine Mystique

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

Hillary was using the old paradigm: To beat men you've got to be like them. What a difference it would have made if her campaign had employed some "feminine" qualities.