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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Thomas Eakins
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to sell part of the art collection at its St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, including five portraits by artist Thomas Eakins.
On the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy realized that their Fort Worth hotel suite featured an extraordinary array of artwork _ from a painting by Vincent van Gogh to a bronze by Pablo Picasso.
If Louis Auchincloss' forebears rolled over in their manicured graves when his novels came out, they can stop worrying now that his posthumous memoir has appeared. The most shocking outrage herein happened to the author himself, at boarding school.
"The Auchinclosses were the Johnny-come-latelies [sic], not bringing their woolen business from Scotland until 1803."
He told their stories in paragraphs as silken as the lapels of their Abercrombie tuxedos, with jibes as sharp as hatpins and turns of plot as piquant as onions in a Gibson cocktail.