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Relics of the Cold War

Project info<p>The Cold War is over — yet signs of it still exist. For forty years the Iron Curtain divided the countries of Europe into East and West. The arms race was unleashed, nuclear fallout shelters were constructed, and everyone braced for the worst. Martin Roemers has spent ten years in …

Cold War

These are the incredible armored trains of World War I and World War II

These days, trains play a small role in transporting Americans. Things are a bit flashier in Europe and Asia, where they're used for high-speed, comfortable travel.<p>This contrasts vividly with the previous century, when not just trains but <i>armored</i> trains were a vital piece of machinery in the two …

Bush has 'grave doubts' about Trump as commander in chief

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Jeb Bush said Donald Trump discusses foreign policy like a reality show star and that support for the Republican front-runner will eventually wane.<p>Bush also said he has little confidence in Trump's ability to appropriately handle America's nuclear weapons.<p>"I have grave doubts, to …

Democrats Are Campaigning on Student Loan Reform—Will Their Ideas Work?

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton unveiled a blockbuster plan to make college affordable again earlier this week, becoming the third …

CNBC, Republicans finalize debate format

<b>(CNN) —</b> CNBC, the Republican National Committee and the GOP presidential campaigns have agreed to criteria for the October 28 primary debate in Boulder, Colorado.<p>RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted that the parties have agreed to the following criteria: a two-hour debate, including commercials; a …

Trump: We Have the 'Dumbest and Worst' Foreign Policy in U.S. History

Saturday on Fox News Channel’s “Cashin’ In,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump declared the United States has “probably the dumbest …

Donald Trump

America, the Answer to the Syrian Refugee Crisis Lies in Your History With Vietnam

It is by now a familiar story. Children, women, men -- dozens upon dozens of them -- stuffed into small boats meant to hold only 30 people. They know they have no lives left in their home country. They trust their bodies and their babies to the unforgiving ocean, and their souls to an unknowable …

End of the Afghan War

Soldiers grab their gear and board a UH-60 Blackhawk at a small combat outpost headed for a forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan.Robert L. Cunningham<p>On October 7, 2001, the US and NATO entered into what would become the second longest war in American history.<p>Operation Enduring Freedom had …

The US Way of War: From Columbus to Kunduz

The confluence of Columbus Day Weekend and the Kunduz hospital bombing has us thinking about the deep levels of cultural violence in the United …

War

Iraq and Afghanistan Have Officially Become Vietnam 2.0

First came Fallujah, then Mosul, and later Ramadi in Iraq. Now, there is Kunduz, a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan. In all four places, …

War

How the U.S. Might Look if We Recognized Our Native American Roots

Westboro Baptist Church recently announced they would bring their colorful posters and seething vitriol to Anchorage, Alaska, and picket outside the …