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Sibling rivals in the court of Camelot

“How now , spirit? Whither wander you?” — Prospero to Ariel in William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

There are few rivalries more intense than that of siblings, especially sisters, and few sisterly rivalries more pronounced than that of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister Lee Radziwill, who died Feb. 16 of natural causes at her Manhattan home. She was 85.

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The demagogue's playbook

PBS has just concluded its series “The Dictator’s Playbook” with an episode on Idi Amin (circa 1923-2003), the murderous buffoon who ruled Uganda from 1971 to ’78. The program might’ve been amusing were it not so chilling — and so prescient.

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The endgame of Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL is now one for the record books, though no numbers have been reported. Such is the way with private settlements. My uncle said he probably got $40 million. I think he got at least twice that. The NFL isn’t merely buying his silence in a suit that he may well have won. They’re saying adios to an activist player.

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