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The End Of 2009's Summer Of Death

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — We had been told to expect the deaths of the famous to come in threes, not in the dozens. But all through the summer of 2009 came a ...

Interrupting Unfriendly Persuasion

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

When persuasion is used without regard for the other person, when it becomes sadistic and reckless endangerment, it is what we have come to know as torture.

Robert McNamara: Even In Death, Vietnam War Still Haunts Legacy

McClatchy | David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Robert S. McNamara, the Kennedy-Johnson-era defense secretary, will be most remembered as a man instrumental in sending hundreds of thou...

Errol Morris and the Passing of Robert McNamara

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Schreiber

Morris said, "very few people today know about the firebombing and hardly anybody knows about Robert McNamara's role in the firebombing".

On Robert McNamara

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Nye

Part of me will never forgive him for the consequences of his mistakes in Vietnam. But another part respects him for his efforts to come to terms with his actions and to help a younger generation to learn.

Team of Rivals: JFK's Lessons for Commander-in-Chief Obama

Gordon Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Goldstein

The new commander-in-chief would be wise to examine JFK's first year: Appoint the strongest team possible, yet be prepared to reject your counselors' advice, even when vastly outnumbered.