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September 22, 2014

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Coping in Jerusalem: At least nothing is ever final in the Mideast
Monday, September 22, 2014
other voices:
Outside my window, in the Palestinian village across the road, they celebrated every night after the cease-fire. Fireworks hailed the supposed victory of Hamas over Israel — despite the devastation in Gaza, despite a cease-fire that gave Hamas nothing and could have been achieved a month earlier. A poll confirmed that the overwhelming majority of Palestinians believe Hamas won and that an astonishing 87 percent now support the organization whose deepest religious longing is the destruction of Israel.
Take a deep breath
Monday, September 22, 2014
other voices:
An existential struggle is taking place in the Arab world today. But is it ours or is it theirs? Before we step up military action in Iraq and Syria, that’s the question that needs answering.
Don’t use religion to cloak bias against LGBT families
Monday, September 22, 2014
other voices:
Growing up with two moms in the San Francisco Bay Area, I thought a family was defined by loud dinners, birthday parties, overprotective parents and unconditional love.
Writing ‘hooks’ pays off in car deal
Monday, September 22, 2014
Other Voices:
A 93-year-old man put his creative writing class to good use, good enough to reunite him with his beloved car.
Photo: Sax great Kirk Whalum, Nnenna Freelon and Clint Ho
‘Georgia on My Mind’ deserves a full house, but will it get one?
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The sound of singers is fueled by the band behind, and the artists turn to one another as if carrying on an animated conversation rather than singing a song in the Ray Charles tribute show “Georgia on My Mind” at ...
End Bush-Obama comparisons
Sunday, September 21, 2014
other voices:
Whenever Barack Obama seems in danger of falling, do we have to hear that George W. Bush created the cliff?
No help needed losing our heads
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Where I stand:
I don’t believe it matters whether the innocent American or British citizens who have been beheaded or have been threatened with murder were liberals or conservatives, internationalists or isolationists, Democrats or Republicans. They were …
Middle East’s friendless Christians
Sunday, September 21, 2014
other voices:
When the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from the Middle East is written, Ted Cruz’s recent performance at a conference organized to highlight the persecution of his co-religionists will merit at most a footnote. But sometimes a footnote can help illuminate a tragedy’s unhappy whole.
Photo: Workers from First Source Signs put up a giant pho
Eclectic cast will share stage with Oscar Goodman at Life Is Beautiful
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Las Vegas' former mayor predicts a significant moment not only for the festival, but for the city ...
Fire it up — Usher and Motley Crue sure did — on Night 1 of iHeartRadio Music Festival
Fire it up — Usher and Motley Crue sure did — on Night 1 of iHeartRadio Music Festival
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The first night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival has closed, and the evening ended with an impromptu dance-off at the back of the arena floor just off the MGM Grand Garden ...
Old echoes in America’s new policy
Saturday, September 20, 2014
other voices:
Here’s the nightmare scenario that kept Obama administration officials awake at night this summer as they watched the black-masked guerrillas of Islamic State sweep across Iraq: First, the insurgents could invade Baghdad, toppling Iraq’s government and forcing a Saigon-style evacuation of the U.S. Embassy. Then they could move into Jordan, a close U.S. ally that has maintained a peaceful border with Israel for a generation. From there, they could even threaten Saudi Arabia, the linchpin of the world’s oil markets.
Gravity of domestic violence
Saturday, September 20, 2014
other voices:
“I will never forget the first time I was abused,” the on-air testimonial began. “Everything happened so fast: the attack, the police, my family getting involved. It was the worst night of my life. Until the next time it happened, and the next, and every time after that.”
Clinton needs to tell us her vision
Saturday, September 20, 2014
other voices:
Judging by her appearance last weekend in Iowa, it looks as if Hillary Clinton is indeed running for president. Now she has to answer one simple question: Why?
Photo: Jaymes Vaughan and Ryan Stuart of Chippendales sta
Jaymes Vaughan takes a turn for the dramatic; Lacey Schwimmer reunites with ‘DWTS’
Friday, September 19, 2014
What is especially groovy about Jaymes Vaughan at the moment is he is to be featured on the CBS soap “The Young and the Restless” on Sept. 30. ...
Photo: Wayne Newton and his wife Kathleen McCrone arrive
Pia bemoans ‘Louboutin separation anxiety’; Newton to cap 150th anniversary all-star show
Friday, September 19, 2014
In the days since Pia Zadora was injured in a golf cart accident, the entertainer has regained her sense of humor, if not her actual footing. She is to undergo surgery to repair her ankle on Tuesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. It ...

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