January

The first casualty of war

It was really disheartening watching the Republican presidential wannabes debating in Florida last Monday.

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Alabama-Arizona immigration laws recall 1935 Germany

Is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach - he who roams the nation promoting vicious anti-immigration laws and ordinances - a latter-day Julius Streicher?

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Left on the bookshelf: "Blacks, Reds and Russians"

There is a much less known story of another group of immigrants who sought freedom and opportunity, but it wasn't to America but to the Soviet Union that they fled.

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New film from China on the horrors of the "Rape of Nanking"

What the Japanese militarists did to China is a story that every Chinese person knows well, but, I think, not so much in the West.

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Wells Fargo sponsors anarchist's art show: "Pissarro's People"

A powerful exhibit of the politically inspired paintings by 19th century anarchist artist Camille Pissarro delivers a clear message of inspiration and solidarity to today's Occupy movement.

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Spielberg's "War Horse" is terrific, moving epic

 "War Horse" is simply a terrific war movie that makes its statements graphically and through sensitive portrayals, whether in actual battle scenes or not.