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  • In praise of the Magna Carta

    You can believe it or not, but I sat down at a beautiful scenic pool overlooking the gorgeous Connecticut River over the Fourth of July and had with me a welter of newspapers and tabloid magazines plus a copy of a little priceless book titled "1215: The...
  • Royal baby mania -- is it the real turtle soup or just the mock?

    "THE TWO most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why," said Mark Twain. IF YOU listen to news reports, the entire world -- Britain and the United States in particular -- was insane waiting for the birth of the...
  • The path and price of citizenship

    WASHINGTON -- This Independence Day comes amid unusual focus on the estimated 11 million undocumented aliens already here, yearning to breathe free without the threat of what Mitt Romney clumsily labeled self-deportation. The Senate has passed by a...
  • Snowden out in the cold

    WASHINGTON -- During the long Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union, when a spy from either side defected he was said to be "coming in from the cold." In the evolving case of Edward Snowden, the self-described whistleblower on...
  • Washington emerges: Across the river and into history

    In the course of human events, one thing remains certain: We forget. Somewhere over murky time, Washington's Birthday faded away, and was absorbed into another three-day holiday with no distinguishing marks except maybe ... Giant Sales! It is the American...
  • And there arose a prophetess in the land...

    . . . "To those waiting with bated breath for that favorite media catchphrase -- the U-turn -- I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to; the lady's not for turning." --Margaret Thatcher at a Conservative Party conference in 1980, when it...
  • God save the queen

    God save our gracious Queen Long live our noble Queen God save the Queen Send her victorious Happy and glorious Long to reign over us God save the Queen . . . Sixty years. Sixty years on the throne of the United Kingdom. Can the little...
  • France to introduce U.N. resolution on Syria chemical weapons

    PARIS -- France said Tuesday it would initiate a resolution in the United Nations Security Council demanding that Syria reveal the extent of its chemical weapons program and turn its arsenal over to international inspectors to be neutralized. The...
  • Bold claims of culture's pull on corporate destiny prove unconvincing

     Bold claims of culture's pull on corporate destiny prove unconvincing
    Does the success of corporate America derive from the "frontier spirit" of the country's earliest settlers? Do the roots of British industry's collapse lie in a sense of lingering national complacency? These are assertions made by Kai Hammerich, a...
  • BAFTA L.A. Britannia Awards to honor Benedict Cumberbatch

    BAFTA L.A. Britannia Awards to honor Benedict Cumberbatch
    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will honor Benedict Cumberbatch with the Britannia Award for British artist of the year at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Nov. 9 at the Beverly Hilton. The 37-year-oldĀ ...
  • Hat Trick International Inks Deal With U.K.'s Outline Productions

    Hat Trick International, which distributes programs such as "Have I Got News for You" and "Outnumbered," has inked a distribution output deal with Blighty's Outline Productions. Deal will see Hat Trick exclusively rep Outline's new programming...
  • Almodovar, Wright, Ozon face off at EFAs

    MADRID -- Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited!", Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," Francois Ozon's "In the House" and Joachim Ronning and Espen Sanberg's Oscar-nommed "Kon-Tiki" square off among 46 films for the 26th European Film Academy Awards in one of the...