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  • Spying may have started earlier than police said

    A Maryland State Police agent may have used an undercover alias to infiltrate a leftist Mount Vernon cooperative in January 2005 - two months before police say their secret monitoring of death-penalty activists began - according to documents released...
  • Obama cruises to victory in Maryland

    Democrat Barack Obama rolled to victory in Maryland yesterday by getting an overwhelming percentage of the African-American vote and running about even among whites, winning handily in the Baltimore area and suburban Washington, according to exit polling....
  • Harold Simmons dies at 82; Dallas billionaire and GOP donor

    Dallas billionaire and heavyweight GOP political donor Harold Simmons, who gave tens of millions of dollars to Republican candidates, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has died. He was 82. Simmons, born to...
  • Ali's battles in, out of ring in 'Trials of Muhammad Ali' ★★★ 1/2

    Ali's battles in, out of ring in 'Trials of Muhammad Ali' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor awarded to a civilian, in 2005. It would not...
  • Review: 'Public Enemy' by Bill Ayers

    Review: 'Public Enemy' by Bill Ayers
    Back when retired professor Bill Ayers hosted potluck seminars with his partner Bernardine Dohrn at their Hyde Park home, some University of Illinois at Chicago graduate students might have seen their mentor as simply a pleasant, aging lefty with a love...
  • Review: Challenges in and out of ring in 'Trials of Muhammad Ali'

     Review: Challenges in and out of ring in 'Trials of Muhammad Ali'
    Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor for an American civilian, in 2005. It would not...
  • Bombed in Boston

    President Obama rightly asked us not to "jump to conclusions" about motives or responsibility for the two bombs that exploded Monday at the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding more than 170. That request was pre-emptively ignored. Some couldn't...
  • Current events, culture and all that jazz

    Current events, culture and all that jazz
    Can a live lit show about all things current find happiness in a jazz club steeped in a century of history? That’s what Christopher Piatt aims to find out this weekend as he moves The Paper Machete to the storied music club. Piatt, a former Time...
  • Mamet's 'The Anarchist' is slow to forgive, forget

    Mamet's 'The Anarchist' is slow to forgive, forget
    NEW YORK — The Weathermen and their “Days of Rage” in 1969 emerged from the dimly remembered past during the 2008 presidential campaign when fevered attempts were made by the Republican Party to closely link Barack Obama with Bill Ayers,...
  • Redford, plot defy time ★★ 1/2

    Redford, plot defy time ★★ 1/2
    Some actors are lucky. In the third act of their careers, they become dream versions of their own parents, or grandparents. Paul Newman did that. So did Katharine Hepburn. We got to know them, and love them, at one age; then, against every Hollywood...
  • Andrew Breitbart dies at 43; conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left

    Andrew Breitbart dies at 43; conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left
    Andrew Breitbart, the pugnacious, conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left and what he called the "media bully cabal" with a series of exposes that were explosive and sometimes flawed, died early Thursday after collapsing near his home in...
  • Chapman: Fooled by Obama

    Chapman: Fooled by Obama
    Smart women know that if a guy is sending mixed signals — promising to call but never getting around to it, making dates and then canceling, professing warm feelings but not introducing you to his friends — it can mean only one thing: He's...