Earlier this week, the Times posted a 2008 video showing Connecticut Attorney General and Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal saying that he “served in Vietnam,” even though he was actually in the Marine Reserves and never left American soil. The revelation has badly damaged Blumenthal’s previously front-running campaign. But a longer version of the video, obtained by the AP, shows that earlier in the same speech Blumenthal described himself, accurately, as “someone who served in the military during the Vietnam era in the Marine Corps.” … [Read more...] about Richard Blumenthal Not a Deceptive Lying Scoundrel After All?
Despite the crush, the atmosphere on the trains is convivial and filled with the aroma of instant noodles. Almost everyone is excited to be going home and eager to share their snacks and their bottles of baijiu liquor with one another, although some try not to drink a drop of anything to avoid having to go to the bathroom and potentially lose their few inches of real estate. … [Read more...] about China sees surge of cases of new virus
"Lao is developing a middle class now and they wish to reconnect to the past as they develop into the future," Garry Davis, a linguistics professor at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, said by email. "There is a certain snob appeal that goes with using 'R' these days." … [Read more...] about Laos once considered the letter ‘R’ a Western interloper; the internet helped bring it back
FILE - In this June 4, 1969, file photo, Bobby Rush, deputy defense minister of the Illinois Black Panther party, center, reads a statement at a news conference after an early morning raid on Chicago Panther headquarters by FBI agents. At left is Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez, chairman of the Young Lord, a Chicago-area Puerto Rican group. "The First Rainbow Coalition," a new PBS documentary, is exploring a little-known movement in 1960s Chicago that brought together blacks, Latinos, and poor whites from Appalachia that later resulted in the upending of politics in the American Midwest. less … [Read more...] about Film probes radical black-Latino-poor white 1960s alliance
Dean is an obvious candidate for revival with his embodiment-of-Hollywood image and the brevity of his life and career — he died at 24 and made just three films: “East of Eden,” “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Giant.” … [Read more...] about James Dean revival spurs debate on raising the digital dead