In mourning: Scarlett broods while Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) woos.
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May 31, 2012 It happens sometimes that you pick up a classic book expecting a great read, and you're disappointed. Author Jesmyn Ward had that reaction to Gone With the Wind. Have you ever been less than thrilled with an iconic book? Tell us about it in the comments.
Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone With the Wind was published 75 years ago this month. A 1936 promotional poster for the book shows heroine Scarlett O'Hara running through the streets as Atlanta burns.
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May 31, 2012 All hopeless romantics must at some point face the fact: Relationships are intense. They can be painful. Author Jodi Picoult learned that lesson reading Gone With the Wind. Have you ever read a book that's taught you about what love is really like? Tell us in the comments.
May 31, 2012 Two authors, Jesmyn Ward and Jodi Picoult, explain how Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind changed their lives as teenagers.
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May 31, 2012 Violence is not ebbing in Syria — and Lee Smith of The Weekly Standard knows one of the reasons why. He argues that the U.S. should stop relying on Russia to intervene, and should start leading the charge against Bashar Assad from the front.
May 31, 2012 A recent massacre in the Syrian city of Houla has some experts calling for the U.S. to push Bashar Assad out. But Rand Slim of Foreign Policy says that will just prolong violence. He argues that the U.S. should reach out to Iran — a country with good contacts inside Syria.
May 31, 2012 Mitt Romney has pointed out again and again that jobs have been lost under President Obama. But Jonathan Cohen of The New Republic looks at the numbers and says — that's not quite true.
May 31, 2012 One priority for every politician is the ability to say they've created jobs. For President Obama that is no exception. But Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard looks at the president's record and finds real job creation lacking, while the rhetoric from the administration says otherwise.
May 31, 2012 Mitt Romney celebrated his victory in Texas' GOP presidential primary on Tuesday by appearing at a fundraiser with Donald Trump. Jeff Parker thinks the "The Donald" is a drag on the Romney campaign, while Mike Lester wonders whether President Obama has an ally he might consider dropping.
Queen Elizabeth II arrives for an event with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, in London on Wednesday.
May 31, 2012 As Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years for her as monarch, Newsweek editor Tina Brown recommends readings on the history of the queen's reign and her enduring popularity.
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May 30, 2012 Should we send humans or robots into outer space? With private interests taking over the space race, it's hard to see us out of the game.
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May 30, 2012 When The Associated Press said it would no longer condemn the use of the adverb "hopefully" in its style guide, most people shrugged. But the announcement was a red flag to people who have made the adverb the biggest bugaboo of English usage over the past 50 years.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney walks past Donald Trump's airplane as he arrives in Las Vegas on Tuesday, where he met with Trump for a fundraiser.
May 30, 2012 What Mitt Romney is looking for in Donald Trump is something he can't get from other billionaires. It is populist appeal. Trump has star power the way Sarah Palin had star power, except you won't catch him retreating to Alaska and renouncing it.
May 30, 2012 On June 5 Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will face Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a recall election. John Nichols of The Nation argues that while Walker has criticized the recall, he has a history of supporting the maneuver.
May 30, 2012 On June 5 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will face Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election. Stephen F. Hayes of The Weekly Standard says the election is a farce — and an expensive on at that.
May 30, 2012 On Tuesday the U.S. expelled the top Syrian diplomat to protest a massacre in the city of Houla that killed over 100 people. Joshua E. Keating of Foreign Policy explains how diplomatic expulsions usually go down.
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