Monthly Archives: February 2013
(CNN) — An email exchange between two old Washington hands – one, a longtime journalist, and the second, a source in the Obama administration – is at the center of a political controversy Thursday as two sides read the messages differently.
The veteran journalist is Bob Woodward, who broke the Watergate scandal and wrote a book about the debt ceiling negotiations in the summer of 2011. The Obama administration source is Gene Sperling, a senior economic aide to President Barack Obama and a veteran of the Clinton administration.
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I recorded it because I missed the first part. Adam had bright red hair when he was a kid. Often Jewish kids who are mixed with Gentiles will come out with red hair. So for me that was more confirmation that he was Jewish. Also the friends interviewed in the documentary Raising Adam Lanza were also Jewish.
They put the spotlight on Nancy Lanza because that is where it belongs. My take is that she was jealous of normal kids, had a death wish, and Adam had a death wish and hated the nice normal kids he encountered.
- Motherlode Blog: Will You Watch ‘Raising Adam Lanza’ on ‘Frontline’? (parenting.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Revelations About Adam Lanza’s Mental Health Still Don’t Explain the Violence (theatlanticwire.com)
- The 27th Victim: Nancy Lanza Is Subject Of ‘Frontline’ Documentary (wnyc.org)
What would happen if Adolf Hitler woke up in modern-day Berlin to find that it was not occupied by Russian soldiers but instead by a vibrant, multicultural citizenry? This is the premise of the debut novel by German journalist Timur Vermes, Er Ist Wieder Da (He’s Back), which has topped Germany’s best-seller list.
(RARE PHOTOS: Inside Hitler’s Bunker and the Ruins of Berlin, 1945)
Narrated in the first-person by Hitler, the story follows the Führer as he awakens from a 66-year sleep in his bunker beneath Berlin to find an entirely changed Germany. In the celebrity-obsessed modern-day city, everyone assumes the fulminating leader of the Nazi party is a comedian in character — and soon he becomes a celebrity with a guest slot on a Turkish-born comedian’s TV show. His bigoted rants are interpreted as a satirical exposure of prejudice, leading him to decide to start his own…
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If you watched “Little House on the Prairie,” chances are you remember the story of Mary Ingalls.
The television show and popular book series drew on the real-life experiences of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Mary, Laura’s sister, went blind as a teenager after contracting scarlet fever, according to the story. Now a team of medical researchers are raising questions about whether that’s true.
Dr. Beth Tarini, one of the co-authors of the paper, became intrigued by the question as a medical student.
“I was in my pediatrics rotation. We were talking about scarlet fever, and I said, ‘Oh, scarlet fever makes you go blind. Mary Ingalls went blind from it,'” recalls Tarini, who is now an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan. My supervisor said, “I don’t think so.”
Tarini started doing research. Over the course of 10 years, she and her team of researchers, pored over old…
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