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Singing the Blackberry blues

A software glitch shut down e-mail service for some BlackBerry users Friday, and delays were still being felt hours after the problem was fixed. Research in Motion Ltd., the Waterloo, Ontario-based…

Politics and 9/11

Six years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks united Americans in common cause, the anniversary is itself now treated in many quarters as just another opportunity for political bloodletting. This year,…

Still out there and still dangerous

Thanks to German-U.S. intelligence cooperation and heads-up German police work, three Islamic militants were arrested in the last stage of what authorities called a "massive" plot aimed at the…

Why we must never forget 9/11

Let's quit making a big deal out of 9/11, some are saying as the sixth anniversary rolls around, and maybe you disagree as I do, but hold your arguments. A…

Feeding the need for praise

Have you gotten an "applause note" recently? If you are in an office with a lot of "millennials" (twentysomethings), chances are you have. Jeff Zaslow wrote recently in The Wall Street…

Hate crime or overreaction?

Germantown, Tenn., officials defended the firing of three theater workers who tied stage-rigging ropes into hangman's nooses. City Administrator Patrick Lawton likened the knots left hanging at Germantown Performing Arts Theatre…

Death of diversity?

Forget presidential politics. The real debate might be taking place outside that arena. And a good thing, too. The dumbed-down, lightning-fast, popular vanity answers by presidential aspirants might be irrelevant. In…

Icing on the cake

Welcome to one of the world's remote corners, an environmental treasure and a living test of whether man's commitment to preserving this earth is written in concrete or in sand. …

Something to really be excited about

Fashion Week is happening in New York City, and, darling, I know you are excited. Because this is such a sparkling event, I will not spoil it by throwing…

Can Michael Vick redeem himself?

A couple of days ago, a dear friend sent me an email about Michael Vick. This sweet, kind, gentle grandmother said that Vick should be hung up by his...well, let's…