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  • Turkey to deport Iranian journalist who wrote for Israeli site

    07/26/2017 10:53:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Time is running out. This is a call for activism. Neda Amin, a female Iranian journalist who works for an Israeli news outlet and a UN refugee in Turkey, will soon be deported to Iran by Turkish authorities. Amin said that she has been harassed by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) for a long time. “People who said they work for the Turkish intelligence organization called me on the phone five or six times one-and-a-half years ago. Then they interrogated me at a foreigners' branch directorate. They kept asking me why I wrote for an Israeli newspaper and with whom...
  • The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru

    02/16/2017 9:35:44 AM PST · by amorphous · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5 May 2016 | DAVID SAMUELS
    ...While Panetta pointedly never mentions Rhodes’s name, it is clear whom he is talking about. “There were staff people who put themselves in a position where they kind of assumed where the president’s head was on a particular issue, and they thought their job was not to go through this open process of having people present all these different options, but to try to force the process to where they thought the president wanted to be,” he says. “They’d say, ‘Well, this is where we want you to come out.’ And I’d say ‘[expletive], that’s not the way it works....
  • A Salute to Thomas Sowell

    01/17/2017 12:22:48 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 1/16/2017 | Jarrett Skorup
    When I was growing up, my family wasn’t very engaged with politics and we spent little time discussing economic policy issues. If you would have asked me when I was a kid what “economics” was, I couldn’t have given much of an answer. But my parents were avid readers of newspapers — we got two daily papers, the Chicago Tribune and the Beacon News, as well as a weekly, the Sandwich Record, covering news from my hometown in Illinois. The economist Thomas Sowell had occasional columns in these newspapers. He, and other syndicated writers I enjoyed, led me to discover...
  • The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru

    05/06/2016 8:42:51 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 05, 2016 | David Samuels
    How Ben Rhodes rewrote the rules of diplomacy for the digital age. Picture him as a young man, standing on the waterfront in North Williamsburg, at a polling site, on Sept. 11, 2001, which was Election Day in New York City. He saw the planes hit the towers, an unforgettable moment of sheer disbelief followed by panic and shock and lasting horror, a scene that eerily reminded him, in the aftermath, of the cover of the Don DeLillo novel “Underworld.”
  • [Vanity Title And No Content From Obituary] Pat Conroy, renowned author has died.

    03/05/2016 5:42:36 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 24 replies
    Pat Conroy, author of best selling novels, Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, has died of cancer. It is confirmed that he did get off the island, but it is unknown whether he took his little buddy with him.
  • Umberto Eco, author of 'The Name of the Rose,' dead at 84

    02/20/2016 8:00:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | February 20, 2016 | Colleen Barry
    Umberto Eco started working a novel that set the world's imagination on fire "prodded by a seminal idea: I felt like poisoning a monk." The Italian author and academic who intrigued, puzzled and delighted readers worldwide with his best-selling medieval thriller, "The Name of the Rose," died at home in Milan on Friday evening after a battle with cancer, according to a family member who asked not to be identified.
  • Harlan Ellison still angry, still writing at 81

    05/30/2015 10:36:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    The Jewish Advocate ^ | May 22, 2015 | Nat Segaloff
    Harlan Ellison is still an angry young man, except he'll be 81 on May 27. He has used this anger, fueled by childhood anti-Semitism, throughout his extraordinary career as a writer of speculative fiction. This year saw the publication of his 116th and 117th (so far) books: The Top of the Volcano, a collection of his awardwinning short stories, and a graphic novelization of his original script for "The City on the Edge of Forever," widely considered the best Star Trek episode ever written. Although Ellison's hundreds of published stories contain a wealth of Jewish characters, his most complex creation...
  • The Great War Novelist America Forgot (Herman Wouk turns 100 today)

    05/27/2015 10:26:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 17, 2015 | David Frum
    On May 27, the American novelist Herman Wouk will attain the prodigious age of 100. Over his long career, Wouk has achieved all the wealth and fame a writer could desire, or even imagine. His first great success, The Caine Mutiny (1951), occupied bestseller lists for two consecutive years, sold millions of copies, and inspired a film adaptation that became the second highest-grossing movie of 1954. Wouk’s grand pair of novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, likewise found a global audience, both in print, and then as two television miniseries in the 1980s. Wouk won a Pulitzer...
  • What Being a “Christian Writer” Doesn’t Mean

    12/18/2014 9:57:35 AM PST · by millegan · 10 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Daniel McInerny
    The phrase has become slippery. “Christian writer.” What does it mean? For some the phrase plays like a favorite old song, an evocation of the glory days of Greene, Waugh, Percy, O’Connor, et alia. Days long gone and sorely missed. For others “Christian writer” may spell an oxymoron, or at least refer to the kind of writer one would not like to meet at a Manhattan cocktail party. And for still others the phrase increasingly tends to serve as a signal that some exceptionally maudlin fiction is quivering like a bad cheese on the horizon. But even looking at the...
  • Poe’s book corrects falsehoods, explores spiritual development of Edgar Allan Poe

    10/25/2013 12:37:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    Union University News ^ | April 20, 2009
    JACKSON, Tenn. – April 20, 2009– A new book by Union University’s Harry Lee (Hal) Poe seeks to correct some of the misconceptions about his ancestor, Edgar Allan Poe. “He’s generally thought of as a gloomy, dark loner, obsessed with death and that sort of thing, said Hal Poe, the Charles Colson Professor of Faith and Culture at Union. “Actually, he was a rather cheerful, witty, friendly person who enjoyed music and singing with his friends around the piano.” In the new book, “Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories,” Poe provides some biographical information about Edgar...
  • WaPo Writer Refers to Cruz as 'Ted bin Laden'

    10/14/2013 7:49:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/14/13 | John Nolte
    On the pages of The Washington Post, columnist Kathleen Parker (who poses as a Republican) compared the Republican Party to a fictional mafia crime family and refers to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz as "Ted bin Laden," an obvious reference to the Osama bin Laden, the Islamist terrorist responsible for the murder of thousands of Americans: In trying to understand the Republican Party’s internal battles, it helps to think of Michael and Sonny. Corleone, that is. … That would be Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who grabbed headlines by speaking for 21 hours against Obamacare. Cruz is neither Michael nor...
  • Espionage writer Vince Flynn dies; books beloved from O'Gara's to Baghdad

    06/19/2013 7:31:22 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-19-13 | Mary Ann Grossmann
    When "Memorial Day" was published in 2004, Flynn told the Pioneer Press how elated he was when a CIA chief of operations said "you can't get into a Humvee in Baghdad without kicking a Vince Flynn paperback." "That director is a former Marine responsible for operations in all the bad spots, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran," Flynn recalled. "When he jumped up, starts pumping my hand and tells me he's a huge fan of my books, I almost fainted. He'd just gotten back from Baghdad, where the guys sat around a bonfire, drinking beer, arguing about who should play Mitch Rapp...
  • NY Times Opinion Writer: ‘Give Up’ On The ‘Archaic, Idiosyncratic’ And ‘Evil’ Constitution

    12/31/2012 7:28:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Mediate ^ | 12/31/12 | Noah Rothman
    Georgetown University constitutional law professor Louis Michael Seidman has just about had it with the focus of his 40 years of academic study. As he writes in the New York Times on Monday, it is the Constitution itself which has allowed for the series of legislative follies that finally resulted in the “fiscal cliff.” Seidman says that it is time for Americans to realize what lawmakers have known since the constitution’s inception – it is okay to ignore it. “As the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government...
  • EPA Science Writer Celebrates Andrew Breitbart’s Death

    06/18/2012 3:44:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 6/18/12 | Pat Dollard
    THE GATEWAY PUNDIT: Your tax dollars at work – Paying this douche to work at the EPA. EPA science writer says he’s happy Andrew Breitbart is dead.
  • Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies

    12/15/2011 9:13:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    npr ^ | 12/16/11 | David Folkenflik
    The influential writer and cultural critic Christopher Hitchens died on Thursday at the age of 62 from complications of cancer of the esophagus. Hitchens confronted his disease in part by writing, bringing the same unsparing insight to his mortality that he had directed at so many other subjects. Over the years, Hitchens' caustic attention was directed at a broad range of subjects, including Henry Kissinger, Prince Charles, Bob Hope, Michael Moore, the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa.
  • Reagan and Gingrich (Reagan's Ghost Writer?)

    11/19/2011 1:28:19 PM PST · by jessduntno · 77 replies
    bessette/pitney ^ | Newt/Reagan
    Reagan and Gingrich (from 1980) In his 1980 debate with President Carter, Ronald Reagan famously said: "...I think when you make that decision, it might be well if you would ask yourself, are you better off than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was? Do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as...
  • Famous crime writer tied to Clinton campaign probe (Patricia Cornwell)

    04/11/2011 4:38:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-10-11 | Jim McElhatton
    Novelist Patricia Cornwell, billed as America’s No. 1 crime writer, is entangled in a real-life federal investigation into the expenditure of tens of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, court records show. Evan Snapper, a former wealth manager awaiting sentencing in federal court in Washington, D.C., for illegal campaign donations, says he helped funnel campaign contributions as a favor to Ms. Cornwell, once an important and powerful client of his firm, according to a sentencing memo filed Friday. “Mr. Snapper has acknowledged he took those steps on his own initiative to conceal...
  • Newsweek Writer Claims Income Inequality to Blame for Americans Failing Citizenship Test

    03/22/2011 9:43:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/22/11 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, Newsweek senior writer Andrew Romano touted a survey in the magazine's latest issue showing that 38% of Americans failed the U.S. citizenship test and claimed to know the cause: "One of the big ones is income inequality in the United States. We're one of the most in-equal societies in the developed world." Romano argued to co-host Erica Hill: "When people don't have a lot of money, there's a difficulty getting a good education, there's a lack of opportunity and a lack of knowledge. That's one of the reasons why we don't do as well...
  • "Howdy Doody Show' writer Edward Kean dies at 85 (Wrote the song too)

    08/24/2010 7:25:57 AM PDT · by tlb · 35 replies
    ap ^ | Aug 24, 2010 | staff
    <p>WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Edward Kean, primary writer of the "Howdy Doody Show" and who is credited with creating the exclamation, "kowabunga," has died at the age of 85.</p>
  • ESPN Writer Charged With Possession Of Child Porn (Son of NFL's Dennis Green)

    07/09/2010 6:36:59 AM PDT · by raybbr · 11 replies ^ | 7-8-2010 | CHRISTINE DEMPSEY and DON STACOM,
    <p>An NFL analyst who writes for ESPN has been arrested on child porn charges, police said Thursday.</p> <p>Jeremy Green, 38, of Southington was arrested at an area hotel about 5 p.m., police stated in a press release. He was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia and was in custody on $750,000 cash bail.</p>