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GUEST COMMENTARY: Arts promote our freedom, in Asia and globally

GUEST COMMENTARY: Arts promote our freedom, in Asia and globally

The Beijing Independent Film Festival was abruptly shut down over the weekend of Aug. 23-24. With timing likely to be considered too contrived in a movie script, this crackdown occurred just before Hollywood’s Aug. 25 Emmy awards for television programs.

August 30, 2014 12:06 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The Grinch didn't steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: The Grinch didn't steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism," is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative announcements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

January 05, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: China's Hu is first in D.C., for good reasons

GUEST COMMENTARY: China's Hu is first in D.C., for good reasons

President Hu Jintao, of China, has been rightly feted in the United States as the leader of a nation of rapidly expanding power and influence. Beijing and Washington now have great global reach. Washington and Chicago have rolled out particularly wide and rich red carpets for our guests.

January 26, 2011 12:00 am
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