The United Kingdom’s National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) is conducting a new gun surrender program from Nov. 13 to Nov. 26 after gun crime in England and Wales increased by more than a quarter in the past year.
I don’t ever need a particular reason to revisit Casablanca. Bogart’s stoic cool, the quotable lines, and “As Time Goes By” are all reason enough. But, as this weekend marks the film’s 75th birthday, I felt a special responsibility to watch it again.
The Senate’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will reduce taxes for most households and will give the biggest cuts to those with moderate incomes and those with children, according to an analysis from the Tax Foundation.
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he”took a pass” at being Time Magazine’s 2017 “person of the year.”
Poor Buncombe County, North Carolina: home to Asheville, mountainous scenery, Vanderbilt’s robber-baron Biltmore mansion—and along the way, the origin of words for chicanery, flim-flam, and deception. Bunkum, bunk, debunk, the Bunco Squads that police forces used to have: We needed a word for the patter, the polished spiel, of confidence swindlers, and the old British cozenage and French fourberie just didn’t seem to have the oomph that Americans wanted. And so (by a strange path that begins with a bit of 19th-century political bombast), we borrowed Buncombe’s name.
As the Trump administration winds down the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Iran is gearing up to expand its territorial gains in the region, stoking concern among U.S. allies and partners.
A charity is organizing volunteers to clean the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during the first week of December in observance of the war’s 50th anniversary.
California lawmakers wrapped up work for the year two months ago, but state Sen. Kevin de Leon isn’t resting easy: A torrent of sexual-harassment allegations in the state Capitol started raining down on top Democrats in Sacramento just 48 hours after de Leon announced his attempt to challenge Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) for her seat.
Students at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (UM) supporting an anti-Israel student government resolution were caught on hidden camera rejecting the concept of Jewish nationhood and denying a Jewish student the right to participate in a discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
There are few things in a film that are more annoying than inconsistent characterization. When a writer/director takes a shortcut by making bit players do whatever is needed to further the plot rather than letting them react naturally to the story as it evolves around them, one can easily become vexed. Consider the behavior of George Pierce (Colin Farrell) in Roman J. Israel, Esq.