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  • Analysis: Could domestic flak shoot down Netanyahu over Iran?

    April 30, 2012 | 10:36 am

    He may be ready to brave Iranian air defenses, retaliatory missiles and Western diplomatic blowback in tackling Tehran’s nuclear program, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will find it hard to fly past flak from his own senior staff.

    Remarks by recently retired security...

  • Israel’s Iran strategy: Bombs? Bluff? Both?

    December 7, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    If Washington is perplexed by Israeli “opacity” on whether it might attack Iran, that is no accident, since Israel’s leaders are themselves torn - but also content to let fears of bluff and double-bluff play to their advantage.

    Aware of daunting military difficulties and potential...

  • Mubarak Resigns: Now What?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 11, 2011 | 9:21 am

    CNN just announced that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned.  A supreme council of the Egyptian army will run the country.  It’s unclear what role Mubarak’s annointed succesor, Omar Suleiman, will play in the new leadership.

    CNN and al-Jazeera report that the throngs of...

  • Mubarak Resigns: Now What?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 11, 2011 | 9:21 am

    CNN just announced that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned.  A supreme council of the Egyptian army will run the country.  It’s unclear what role Mubarak’s annointed succesor, Omar Suleiman, will play in the new leadership.

    CNN and al-Jazeera report that the throngs of...

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  • Ronni Chasen update: Gun is a match in ‘person of interest’ suicide

    December 8, 2010 | 3:55 pm

    From The Beverly Hills Courier:

    The Beverly Hills Courier has learned exclusively that preliminary ballistics analysis of the bullets that killed famed Hollywood publicist Ronnie Chasen came from the same gun that the “person of interest,” suicide victim Harold Martin Smith, used to kill himself.

    Beverly Hills Police Department: ‘Ronni Chasen killed by lone gunman on a bike’

  • Pakistan Reaction: Something dark is growing in our own backyard

    December 4, 2008 | 12:38 am



    This is the first of two parts on Pakistan and terror. Next week: Anti-Semitism and Pakistan.

    "Abhi India me pat'ta bhi nahi hil sakega."

    "Now even a leaf will need permission to stir in India," remarked R, a young Indian woman at an expat dinner off London's Baker Street on the...

  • All the news that’s fit to neuter

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 3, 2008 | 6:03 pm

    When the obituary for American journalism is eventually written, a milestone in the journey to its death rattle will surely be the column that The New York Times' ombudsman, Clark Hoyt, wrote on Sunday.

    Hoyt's job is to hold the feet of The Times to the flames of journalism's...

  • AUDIO: The Jewish Bob Dylan (June 15, 1972)

    June 24, 2008 | 10:32 pm


    Bernard Timberg analyzes the songs of Bob Dylan looking for Jewish themes and imagery. He identifies messianic longings in Quinn the Eskimo, references to Jewish burial practices in Masters of War, and finds significance in the fact that the initials of...

  • Majority Rules

    By Amy Klein

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Let me state for the record: I am a trendsetter.

    This just in, according to no less an authority than The New York Times. Based on their most recent census analysis, more American women are living without a husband than with one.

    Yes, that's right: 51 percent of women in 2005 said...

  • Grass-Roots Level Campaign Coverage

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When I was covering big shot political campaigns for the Los Angeles Times, I was treated like a big shot.

    I sampled barrages of press releases, announcements of events, hot gossip, position papers, parties and invitations. I had many opportunities to interview candidates. The fact...

  • Now Hear This!

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The radio station plays hits by Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, and invites listeners to comment on issues such as what they'd do if they discovered a friend was taking drugs.

    It's the type of fare broadcast to young adults from Malibu to Miami. Except the disc jockey is speaking...