Category Archives: Politics

The double standard

By Caryl Rivers  |  March 3, 2008 THE “SATURDAY Night Live” skit that showed reporters fawning over Barack Obama and tossing him puffball questions, while grilling Hillary Clinton like a felony suspect, wasn’t too far off the mark. The media … Continue reading

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Bayreuth Festival Goes for Youth in 2007

The Bayreuth Festival is keeping Wagner in the family, announcing that the the composer’s great-granddaughter, Katharina, will open the festival with a new production of The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. The 28-year-old Katharina Wagner, daughter of festival chief Wolfang Wagner, is … Continue reading

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An opera singer … goes to war | Chicago Tribune

Lyric chorus member and naval reservist RONALD WATKINS gets ‘quick call-up.’ At his farewell matinee, he ponders his future. By Emily NunnTribune staff reporterPublished January 26, 2007 On a recent afternoon, Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronald Watkins was relaxing in … Continue reading

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New Statesman – Lessons from America

Peter Conrad Published 22 January 2007 The Metropolitan Opera in New York is battling for new audiences, enlisting celebrity support and staging daring productions, writes Peter Conrad  In the 1970s, as New York staggered towards bankruptcy, the Metropolitan Opera made … Continue reading

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Response to Katrina Was ‘Unacceptable,’ Chertoff Says – New York Times

Response to Katrina Was ‘Unacceptable,’ Chertoff SaysBy DAVID STOUTPublished: February 13, 2006 WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 — The Department of Homeland Security fell far short in its response to Hurricane Katrina, Secretary Michael Chertoff acknowledged today. But he said the department … Continue reading

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oh my…

Victory Ends 40 Years of Political Domination by Arafat’s Party By STEVEN ERLANGER  3:00 PM ETAhmed Qurei and his government quit as the radical Islamic faction Hamas scored an overwhelming victory in legislative elections.

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