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The Dwight Eisenhower lesson America forgot

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>In his farewell address, Ike famously warned about our military industrial complex. Now we face permanent war<p>William J. Astore<p>May 16, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It’s 1990. I’m a young captain in the U.S. Air Force. I’ve just witnessed the fall of …

War

These Two Dudes in Denver Should Moderate All the Debates

Here's Kyle Clark grilling Republican Cory Gardner, who went on to oust Mark Udall from his Colorado senate seat in 2014:<p>You continue to deny that the federal Life at Conception Act, which you sponsor, is a personhood bill to end abortion, and we are not going to debate that here tonight, because …

Hubble turns 25: The past, present and future

Today, 25 years ago, Hubble finally left Earth aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery after decades of planning and development. Its journey was fraught with problems and delays, but it ultimately rose above it all to bring us groundbreaking scientific discoveries and historic photos of planets, …

Universe

‘Throwaway ticketing,’ the controversial money-saving trick that airlines don’t want you to know about

The reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap Flights" is so good at it that he has planned a world trip that will take him more than 20,000 miles to 13 countries, all for free.<p>When Business Insider spoke with Keyes, he said one of his …

“It’s not the country I imagined for you”: A letter of apology to my grandson

<b>(Christian Delbert via Shutterstock)</b><p>The war on terror, an apathetic electorate and state-sanctioned torture — this is the America I’m leaving behind<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>April 25, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Dear Grandson,<p>Consider my address book -- and yes, the simple …

Political Science