International

07/03/2015 - 2:46pm

    If you subscribe to the caricature of devout religious believers as mostly sanctimonious hypocrites, the kind who rake in cash and care about human life only when it is unborn, come visit the doctor here.

    Dr. Tom Catena, 51, a Catholic...

05/14/2015 - 7:52pm

    "Words," wrote John Maynard Keynes, "ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking." I've always loved that quote, and have tried to apply it to my own writing. But I have to admit that in the long...

05/14/2015 - 7:50pm

    It's Election Day in Britain, and thanks to an unusually fractured political landscape, the results are incredibly hard to predict. Who will win? Will anybody be able to form a government?

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05/14/2015 - 7:32pm

    There's a scene in the 1974 Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles" where the besieged sheriff points a gun at his own head and threatens to shoot himself if the townspeople threatening to kill him don't back off. "Listen to him, men, he...

05/14/2015 - 7:20pm

    Britain's sense of purpose in the world is trending downward. Indisputably, Thursday's election marks a new low in national ambition, and it's likely to be followed by a further, perhaps accelerating, decline. British voters seem to think the...

05/14/2015 - 7:16pm

    A week at the American Academy in Berlin leaves me with two contradictory feelings: One is that Germany today deserves a Nobel Peace Prize, and the other is that Germany tomorrow will have to overcome its deeply ingrained post-World War II pacifism and...

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