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  • When well-educated politicians cry 'snob'

    When well-educated politicians cry 'snob'
    With the Republican presidential nomination contest in high gear, Marylanders might be forgiven for smiling. The word "snob" has returned with full force to presidential politics after a four-decade hiatus. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn State University '80, University of Pittsburgh '81, Dickinson School of Law '86), in an old-fashioned beat-down on higher education, recently informed us that President Barack Obama is "a snob" for wanting Americans to go to college, where they would be indoctrinated by "some liberal college professor."
  • Film Reviews: 'Cars 2,' 'Page One: Inside the New York Times,' '!Women Art Revolution'

    Film Reviews: 'Cars 2,' 'Page One: Inside the New York Times,' '!Women Art Revolution'
    * * * Cars 2 Directed by John Lasseter. Written by Ben Queen. With the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy and Michael Caine. (G) Who killed the electric car? That's one of the burning questions stalking Cars 2, along with “Whatever happened...

    Caught in a paranoid conspiracy grip

    Caught in a paranoid conspiracy grip
    Along the stretch of U.S. highway where I live, there is a small sign announcing that the road has been "adopted" by the John Birch Society. This fringe group of yesteryear -- whose Dallas members distributed commie-baiting "Wanted for Treason" leaflets...

    The History Channel's JFK miniseries: Is it really right-wing character assassination?

     
    For the past week, liberals everywhere have been up in arms over the horrifying prospect of a new History Channel miniseries about John F. Kennedy hatched from the brain of Joel Surnow, a creator of Fox's hit TV series "24"...

    Apocalypse now: 'Collapse' and the end of the world as we know it

     
    America has a bad case of the doomsday jitters. You don't have to be a Glenn Beck follower to know that whenever things go wrong in this country, you can always find all the anger, bitterness and fear-mongering bubbling up...