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John Le Carré
Latest John Le Carré Items
The phrase "nonessential personnel" re-entered the lexicon during last month's government shutdown as 800,000 of these lucky people were rewarded with an unexpected paid vacation. Two free weeks off is nice, but this "government service" pales in comparison to the laid-back lifestyle at the Environmental Protection Agency, where an employee can miss 2 years of work without anyone noticing.
I confess to being a fan of John le Carre, both for his skill at storytelling and for the razor-sharp characters he creates. Laser portraits of even secondary characters make the reader believe he actually knows people like that.
Two of the world's biggest publishing houses are to link up in a deal that will bring the writings of classics like George Orwell's "1984" and this year's literary phenomenon "Fifty Shades of Grey" under one umbrella.
Much of the media, both domestic and foreign, found considerable merriment in the June 2010 announcement of the arrest and expulsion of 10 Russian intelligence agents who were in the United States as "sleeper agents" -- that is, spies who would be dormant while they posed as unremarkable civilians and wormed their ways into positions where they could obtain valuable information.
It was a long wait, but Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally received her honorary degree from the University of Oxford.
In a legal skirmish between unions, the NFL Players Association is suing the NFL Coaches Association in D.C. Superior Court for about $650,000.
A newly released recording purports to capture former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams telling players to "put a lick" on San Francisco's Kyle Williams to see if the receiver still had lingering effects from an earlier concussion.
The appeals have been heard. Now it's up to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to decide whether he will reduce any of the penalties in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.
Sean Payton slipped out a back entrance from NFL headquarters and directly into to a waiting car.