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'Silence Patton': First Victim of the Cold War

Robert Orlando | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Nearly 70 years after the untimely death of U.S. General George S. Patton, suspicions linger as to the nature and circumstances surrounding the demise...

Fragonard: The Art of Perfume

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.06.2014 | Style
Magda Abu-Fadil

Little did I know the enchanting fragrance I received as a gift sample at a conference in Menton was also the name of a painter who hailed from nearby...

How To Deal With A Drunk Driver In Russia

Barstool Sports | Posted 04.24.2014 | Weird News

This might be one of the most inspiring Russian dash cam clips we’ve ever posted. Suspense, intrigue, danger, a car chase, violence, domestic violen...

ISS Calling Russia: Friend or Foe?

Clayton Anderson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Clayton Anderson

I guess I've always been a little bit cynical -- not much, mind you, but enough to cause me to look at the current happenings between Russia and Ukraine with a slightly jaundiced eye. How might this affect our relationship in outer space? Is Russia a friend, or are they a foe?

The Courage of Pussy Riot

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The women of Pussy Riot were attacked again today. This time by six men at a McDonald's restaurant in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. They were attacked with garbage, pepper spray and green antiseptic, leaving them with chemical burns and head injuries.

Putin in Brighton Beach

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Jeff Danziger

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Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.12.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's the third in a trilogy involving international espionage, treachery, intrigue, murder, and love - all the makings of a good movie. Shemlan: A De...

Here's Definitive Proof That Everything Is Crazier In Russia

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

Poor Russia. While there are surely plenty of sane people living in that frigid place, all we ever seem to recall are the insane ones. You might cut t...

Winds of Change Reshaping Middle East Landscape

Claude Salhani | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Claude Salhani

Amidst the great uncertainty that prevails in the Middle East today there is at least one thing that is certain: we are living through a great shift in the region's politics and alliances, the repercussions of which are yet to be fully felt.

Movie Review: Red Dawn

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The new Red Dawn isn't that much better than the original and doesn't make much more sense. About the only thing it doesn't do is make the imposing of Sharia law part of its package of horrors.

On Libya and Liberty

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

When we vote or decide or discuss or debate, we are supposed to be informed. However, if we so often rely on superstitions and belief systems that don't work, how is there any truth at all?

Hate the Rich? Try Applauding Them!

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

If Liberals can, for just one moment, try to mind their own business, perhaps focusing on bettering themselves financially instead of bringing everybody else down, maybe, just maybe, we can right our shaky economy and get on the path to prosperity once again.

Road to peace in Afghanistan doesn't run through Islamabad or Langley

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Most Afghans cringe when hearing the words "regional settlement" because to them it's nothing more than a euphemism for the meddling of foreign powers...

Israeli Leaders Slam Bill Clinton Over Immigrant Comments

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli leaders have sharply criticized Bill Clinton over comments the former U.S. president made this week calling Russian immigran...

'I Am A Woman!'

Cathy Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cathy Porter

It may be that we would have had none of his great novels without her, but it's her candid account of their 48-year marriage that makes her diaries so compelling.

BP Bull

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Francis

The BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is one of those unspeakably humongous events that defies explanation or immediate relief.

Losing that Mall State of Mind

Jane Minogue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Minogue

The recession hit us at the end of 2007 and it's been a long time since I've shopped at my local mall.

From The Pentagon To Monty Python: The Internet Turns 40

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Weigant

Technology has grown by such leaps and bounds since 1969 that it's hard to conceive how things were before we all had access to computers.

Palin Issues Thankfulnesses List

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"I have thankfulness that we live in a country where we have the freedom to speak, even though Todd has never done so actually."

As Seen At The Open

Adam Dub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Adam Dub

I'm about three drinks in when the towering Maria Sharapova, dressed like an America Gladiator from outer space, bedazzled silver headband and all, takes the court.

Imagine That: Community Organizing Could be the Key to Peace and Prosperity in Israel

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

While Palin intended her jab to belittle Obama's experience, it in fact helped galvanize those of us who know just how critical, challenging and imperative a role community organizers play.

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Already Here!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The new tool to crush the opposition is funded by a new menace, that of capitalism built on a phenomenal wealth in commodities and oil.