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More than an act of Congress will be needed to stop Islamic State

My friend Janet is a passionate West Coast tree-hugging antiwar lefty who still retains a soft spot in her heart for revolutionaries such as Fidel Castro. Yet, when I had a drink with her the other night and the conversation turned to the latest atrocities committed by the psychopaths who...

Jeb Bush foreign policy: More stability and less 'democracy'

Cooperative dictators can rest easier if Jeb Bush becomes president. Wednesday, in a speech delivered to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the latest Bush to set his sights on the White House implied that he wouldn’t be running around trying to spread democracy like his big...

A couple more Oscars that should have been awarded

Yes, people complained that the Oscar ceremony dragged on and on -- and I was miffed that it made me tune in to "Downton Abbey" eight minutes late -- but, still, there could have been a few more awards.

Amy Pascal deserves an Oscar for Best Recovery from a Humiliating Hack

Sunday will bring the American film industry’s most glittering night of the year, the 2015 Oscars, but the biggest movie story of recent months will only be noted if the evening’s host, Neil Patrick Harris, makes it the subject of one of his jokes.

Oscars 2015: Some of the awards they forgot to give

As I write this, the 2015 Oscars are still glamming along, but it's not to early to note the awards that could have been given if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were just a touch more creative.

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel's 'Sex Tape' doesn't arouse critics

As far as titles go, "Sex Tape" is a titillating one. But despite its naughty potential, the new R-rated comedy — starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as a couple whose plan to spice up their marriage goes badly awry — has movie critics feeling frigid.

TV Picks: The Divide, Extant, Sharknado

"The Divide" AMC Network's attempt to get its very niche WE tv into the scripted drama game may not produce the industry-quake that "Mad Men" did, but this legal drama exploring themes of race, class, ambition and the elastic nature of justice is a fine debut for a platform once known...

Barra defends GM's top lawyer

Mary Barra, General Motors Co.'s chief executive officer, defended her general counsel as a man of integrity after a senator said he should've been fired for the company's poor handling of a fatally flawed ignition switch.

Justice Department expands probe to include missing IRS emails

The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy.

Lakers reach deal with Ed Davis, former first-round draft pick

The Lakers agreed to terms with free-agent power forward Ed Davis on a two-year contract worth $2 million, adding some depth to a severely understaffed frontcourt.

NBA free agency winners and losers: A case of the Cavs and Cav-nots

Once LeBron James announced, “I'm Coming Home,” to Cleveland last Friday, the free-agency floodgates opened, with the player moves coming fast and furious.

Obama seeks Congress' help on the border crisis

Amid disintegrating support for President Obama's handling of the border crisis, the White House on Wednesday reached out to friends and foes alike in Congress in an effort to salvage its plan to respond to the surge of Central American children at the Southwestern border.

Utah asks Supreme Court stay ruling on recognizing same-sex marriages

Utah filed an emergency request with the U.S. Supreme Court on  Wednesday in an effort to avoid having to recognize same-sex marriages performed after its ban on such unions was struck down.

Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates

The letter arrived in Sue Galloway's mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to "be careful." It was signed "666."

40-year-old mom makes New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad

A 40-year-old mother of two earned a spot on the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations, the team announced Wednesday.

Kwame Alexander, whose dunks thrill Drew League, seeks to leap to NBA

There's a murmur in the crowd as the ball crosses over the Drew League logo at half court. Kwame Alexander is nowhere near the play, but the fans see his dreadlocks bobbing, see him streaking down the court, and know that the closest thing they will see to human flight is imminent.

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