October 12, 2012 |
Readers looking for books that reflect their political views—on the right, the left or any point in between — have no trouble finding them on the nonfiction bestseller lists. From Ann Coulter and Dinesh D'Souza to Al Franken and Michael Moore, there are screeds to suit all tastes. But there's another category of books that, in a less explicit but equally polarized way, also reflects the American political spectrum: thriller novels. While readers and critics typically treat thrillers as pure entertainment, large...
January 15, 2013 |
There are a couple of things you should know about Robert O'Hara. The newsworthy thing is that he's one of 14 people who each received a $185,000 playwright residency grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will fund a full-time position at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company , where O'Hara is a company member, through 2015. The other thing to know about O'Hara is that he has this thing about zombies and the American government. Specifically, he has a thing about zombies being ...
January 1, 2012 |
Let us count the ways in which the nomination of Ron Paul would be groundbreaking for the GOP. No other recent candidate hailing from the party of Lincoln has accused Abraham Lincoln of causing a "senseless" war and ruling with an "iron fist. " Or regarded Ronald Reagan's presidency a "dramatic failure. " Or proposed the legalization of prostitution and heroin use. Or called America the most "aggressive, extended and expansionist" empire in world history. Or promised to abolish the CIA, depart NATO...
January 6, 2009 |
KABUL, Jan. 5 -- The modest white Miladul Nabi mosque is almost hidden beneath a massive poster that depicts a red fist raised to the heavens surrounded by slogans expressing sympathy for the Palestinian people, support for what it calls their jihad against Israel and hatred of the "blood-sucking" American government. Last weekend, the mosque sponsored a protest rally against the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. On Monday, half a dozen young men with cellphones worked in its library, organizing a drive to...
November 1, 2012 |
American foreign policy is not making enough of an effort to contain Islamist extremism, and the consequences are likely to roil not only Afghanistan and Pakistan but, eventually, the wider region and beyond. In 1998, Osama bin Laden described U.S. soldiers as " paper tigers " and predicted that U.S. aversion to war would lead to the success of his ideology. "We have seen in the last decade the decline of the American government and the weakness of the American soldier," bin Laden said in an interview.
April 4, 2008 |
TOKYO, April 3 -- Anger with the American military presence in Japan flared again Thursday with the arrest of a U.S. Navy seaman, charged with killing and robbing a taxi driver near Tokyo. Olatunbosun Ugbogu, 22, a Nigerian citizen serving in the U.S. Navy, used a kitchen knife to stab a 61-year-old cabdriver in the shoulder March 19 and then ran off without paying his $190 fare, according to police. The driver, Masaaki Takahashi, bled to death. Police said Ugbogu, whom they described as a permanent...