April Hobbs

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Is America Vulnerable to a North Korean Missile Attack?

In a nail-biting horror show of North Korean doomsday bluster, Pyongyang’s missile launches met with U.S. resolve. While President Donald Trump …

Pentagon's concealment of total troops in war zones under fire

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has pledged to be more accurate but President Donald Trump seems to have different ideas about troop transparency.<p>Caps on troop levels in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria mandated by the Obama administration have led to an elaborate Pentagon accounting system that …

Massive Russian Border Drill Has US, NATO's Attention

STUTTGART, Germany -- Tens of thousands of troops will be on the move next month in Europe in a burst of Cold War-style war gaming as Russian and …

Scott Baio Tweets Meme That Claims Charlottesville, Sandy Hook Are Connected Conspiracies

Former sitcom star and Republican National Convention speaker tweeted and deleted image suggesting Heather Heyer’s death is a hoax<p>Trump superfan and …

Stealth War: F-23 Stealth Fighter vs. the F-22 Raptor (Who Wins?)

<i>The final operational version of the F-23 would have offered much better range than the Raptor—especially at supersonic speeds—especially if powered</i> …

Aviation

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

What Trump's Generation Learned About the Civil War

History textbooks used in New York City during the president’s childhood called the Klan “patriotic,” and downplayed the role of slavery in “the War Between the States.”<p>In March, President Trump visited the Hermitage, a former slave plantation in Tennessee once owned by Andrew Jackson, to pay …

Black History

Word on the Hill: McCain Sends Off Cardinals

Murkowski’s garden, Walzmakes a new friend, shuffling staffers, and wine<p>Sen. <b>John McCain</b>, R-Ariz., dropped into the <b>Arizona Cardinals</b> last day of …

What could happen next on ACA taxes

Although the GOP's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act industry taxes died with the party's health care bill, it's conventional wisdom that some …

Health Care

New paper reveals the real life scandal behind famous ‘Mona Lisa’ painting

In <i>Mona Lisa: The People and The Painting</i>, authors Martin Kemp and Giuseppe Pallanti reveal the lives of Lisa Gherardini — the painting’s real-life …

Uncovering the Culture of Ancient Britain (Review) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Review<p>by Lidia Pelayo Alonso<br>published on 28 August 2017<p><b>Rating:</b> <b><br>Audience:</b> Young Children<b><br>Difficulty:</b> Medium<p><b>This book is a perfect introduction for</b> …

Archaeology

Trump renews threat to scrap NAFTA going into next round of talks | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his threat to scrap NAFTA and ripped on trading partners Canada and Mexico in a tweet early on Sunday, days before the three countries were scheduled to hold a second round of negotiations on rewriting the 23-year-old agreement.<p>U.S. …

Trump clears way for local police to obtain military gear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Local police departments will soon have access to grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and other surplus U.S. military gear …

“The Last Dalai Lama?”: The spiritual leader gets deep into neuroscience in new doc

Salon speaks to Mickey Lemle, the director of the new film and a friend of the Lama’s for 25 years.<p>Twenty-five years ago, director Mickey Lemle came out with “Compassion in Exile,” the documentary that helped introduce much of the Western world to the Dalai Lama and to the plight of Tibetan …

The Cold War and America’s Delusion of Victory

The Cold War as a system of states ended on a cold and gray December day in Moscow in 1991, when Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Soviet Union out of existence. Communism itself, in its Marxist-Leninist form, had ceased to exist as a practical ideal for how to organize society.<p>“If I had to do it over …

Geopolitics

Preserved Battlefields in Three Days

Visit some of the Civil War’s most famous battlefields, with an emphasis on seeing some of the hallowed ground preserved over the past 30 years by …

Gunner Titch stood at just 4 feet 11 inches - but he destroyed two Nazi tanks and two submarines in World War Two

Standing at just 4ft 11in, tank gunner Reg Snowling was affectionately known as “Titch” to his comrades.<p>But his combat heroics during the Second …

The west’s wealth is based on slavery. Reparations should be paid

The west is built on racism; and not in some abstract or merely historical way. Genocide of over 80% of the natives of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries paved the way for the enslavement of millions of African people and the conquest of the world by European powers. At one point Britain’s …

African-American News

The Maryland 400

On August 27, 1776, in Brooklyn, New York, a small contingent of Maryland soldiers showed the world what valor and patriotism looked like. During one …

Here Are 10 Notorious Female Outlaws From the Wild West

Perhaps no other time in America's history is as steeped in myth, legend, and adventure as the pioneering age of the "Wild West." Outlaws, lawmen, …

WSJ: Activist seeking hacked Clinton emails cited Trump aides

The GOP operative who sought to obtain hacked Clinton emails from Russians cited Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon in a document uncovered by The …