Oct. 13

                
  • Two trees

    Two trees

    October 12, 2007

    The following poem was inspired by a coincidence: two trees recently became prominent in the news at almost the same time. One was the so-called “white tree” in Jena, La., which had become a symbol of...

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  • Cubs fans shortchanged

    Cubs fans shortchanged

    October 12, 2007

    At last! So I thought before the Chicago Cubs lost against the Arizona Diamondbacks in National League’s baseball playoffs. Long-suffering fans of the Cubbies (of which I was one until I realized it was a business...

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  • Who will be the last to die?

    Who will be the last to die?

    October 12, 2007

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band began their latest tour Oct. 2, performing many tracks from their newly released album “Magic,” which consists of upbeat pop-rock tunes and social criticism. Springsteen, 58, originally from New...

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  • Elah questions war

    Elah questions war

    October 12, 2007

    MovieREVIEW In the Valley of Elah Directed by Paul Haggis Warner Independent Pictures, 2007 120 min., Rated R “In the Valley of Elah,” directed by Paul Haggis, is a refreshingly open and frank look at the...

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  • Solidarity talks, phonies squawk

    Solidarity talks, phonies squawk

    October 12, 2007

    Workers’ Correspondence As soon as aspects of the proposed contract with General Motors were revealed, activists’ e-mail boxes began to fill up with the opinions of armchair socialists. “Sellout” and “backroom deal” were the usual characterizations....

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