Dwight D. Eisenhower

Americans think Trump is really bad at being president

On Feb. 6, barely two weeks into his presidency, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems win from coast to coast Falwell after Gillespie loss: 'DC should …

Elections

Congress moves to 'drill, baby, drill' in Alaska's ANWR. Here's what you should know

WASHINGTON — For decades, proponents of oil and gas drilling have viewed Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as an area rich with natural resources that could help fuel the U.S.’s drive for energy independence.<p>Now, Congress may be on the verge of finally handing them permission to deliver on …

News (U.S.)

Heinlein Reread: Starship Troopers

So: here’s the juvenile novel that isn’t a juvenile. Which makes it my “additional addendum” to the juveniles series that I have been reviewing over …

Science Fiction

Comey tweets Eisenhower quote about the importance of integrity

"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, whether it is on a section gang, a football …

Al Franken

Forget alternative facts. We’re now in an alternate reality.

In the beginning, there were alternative facts. Now we are being governed in an alternate reality.<p>Heading toward approval of their tax bill this week, House Republicans had a teensy problem: Their vaunted tax “cut” actually was a tax hike for millions of Americans. It lowered taxes by hundreds of …

Opinion

Trump and GOP Seek to Loot the Nation Through Tax Cuts

Smash and grab. Take all you can and make a run for it.<p>Just like common looters during a riot, President Donald Trump and the GOP lapdogs of the wealthy are seeking to loot the nation’s public treasury by granting lavish tax cuts to themselves.<p>Under Trump's proposal, a whopping 80 percent of the …

Social Justice

The Navy Says "Fly Before Buy" When It Comes To Its New MQ-25 Drone Tanker

Amid recent concurrency blunders, the service will purchase just four of the unmanned aircraft up front.<p>GA-ASI via USNI News<p>The U.S. Navy says it is …

Military

Navy apologizes for phallic skywriting

The Navy has launched an investigation into the jet that sky-painted a giant penis over western Washington on Thursday.<p>“The actions of this air crew …

Military

The Bogus Anti-BDS Hysteria

The absurdity of the Israei lobby’s war against the BDS movement (i.e. the effort to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel as a means of protesting the occupation of the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza) becomes more obvious every day. That is unless you recognize the anti-BDS hysteria as not …

Anti-Semitism

CIA wanted to punish Canada in 1962 for flouting Cuban trade embargo, JFK files reveal

Only one month before the Cuban Missile Crisis brought 12 days of fear upon the world, eight high-ranking U.S. intelligence officials gathered at an …

Cuba

Trump is nominating lots of "unqualified" judges and Democrats can't do anything to stop him

President Donald Trump has nominated more unqualified judicial appointees than any other president so quickly into his first term, a whopping four …

Donald Trump

Dear Ike: Merry Christmas 1958 from Montana

There can be no better name for a sawyer than Red Stout.<p>And there’s no higher honor than the one Stout received in 1958, when the J. Neils Lumber Co. …

Montana

Fin24.com | BOOK REVIEW: Why leaders need to be alone

To lead others, you must lead yourself. Practising solitude is a critical, personal practice that cannot be ignored, says Ian Mann.

Business (South Africa)

I tried to speak to Bernie Bernstein — any Bernie Bernstein — and this is what happened

From left to right: A character from the cartoon “Powerpuff Girls,” Bernie Sanders and Carl Bernstein. (JTA collage/Getty Images)<p>NEW YORK (JTA) — …

Jewish Culture

The ridiculous rise of luxury advent calendars – from £500 beauty boxes to pork scratchings

In the countdown to Christmas, chocolates don’t cut it any more. This year has brought an avalanche of offerings – with cosmetics and drinks brands and shops such as Selfridges and Liberty pitching extravagant surprises at adult buyers<p>At some point in the 90s, my mother softened, coming to the …

UK News

Coffee: The Military Essential That Fuels Combat, Camaraderie and Communion

By Col. Keith Nightingale, U.S. Army (Ret.)<br>Best Defense military culture poet<p>Of all the drinks, meals, and other fuels I have experienced in my life …

Coffee

Our never-ending wars

Regarding the Nov. 12 news article “Koch Foundation invests $3.7 million in foreign policy study at Harvard, MIT”:<p>Washington, we have a problem. The United States has become the world’s police officer, but we can’t go on like this. We simply can’t afford to, and we are not even a good cop.<p>Our …

Opinion

Regime Change

The costs of our increasingly uncertain policy environment<p>It’s time for regime change, and I’m not talking about throwing President Trump out of …

Conservative View

N.J. firefighter killed in crash served in the Navy

JERSEY CITY - The firefighter killed in a violent early morning crash today was a U.S. Navy veteran who joined the fire department last year.<p>Matthew …

New Jersey

Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

A showdown is looming in the nation's capital over whether to open America's largest wildlife refuge to oil drilling.<p>A budget measure approved by the …

Business

nixontapes.org - Nixon Tapes and Transcripts

<b>Nixon Had His Eye on Leon Panetta</b><p><i>Young Republican HEW Aide Critical of Nixon's Civil Rights Program</i><p>In 1971, a young Republican Leon Panetta worked in …

Government

The 1950s Economic Golden Age Is a Myth

In my decades of trying to educate policymakers about the downsides of class-warfare tax policy, I periodically get hit with the argument that high …

Social Justice

Before Senate Panel, Bar Group Rebuts Claims of Liberal Bias

The head of an American Bar Association committee that evaluates federal judicial nominees defended the group’s work on Wednesday against Republican allegations of liberal bias, laying bare a growing rift between the GOP and country’s largest organization of lawyers.<p>The association’s Standing …

U.S. Politics

Massive Overkill

<i>This piece has been updated and adapted from William Hartung’s “Nuclear Politics,”</i> <i>in</i> Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation<i>,</i> …

Foreign Policy

The Scribbling Women Complex

In a January 1868 letter to her mother, Louisa May Alcott evaluated her finances for the coming year. “My plan will work well,” she concluded after …

Feminism

The Top 10 Ski Resorts In North America For 2018

For most skiers, there is a touch of mystery preceding every ski season. The perennial ‘where to ski?’ question evokes the Internet sleuth in all skiers. Research and scouting is as much a part of the ski trip as the gear, the lodging and the weather watching.<p>It’s all part and parcel to the skiing …

Skiing

The Virtues of Reticence: On James Salter’s ‘Don’t Save Anything’

Among the many attractive qualities of the late <b>James Salter—</b>his powers of evocation; his famously ungross writing about sex; his apprehension of and …

Literature

How A Decaying Surface Transport System Is Endangering U.S. Security And Economic Strength

When President Dwight Eisenhower championed the construction of an interstate highway system in the 1950s, he stressed the military value of a modern road network. As former allied commander in Europe during World War Two, Eisenhower had seen how Germany’s autobahn supported the movement of troops …

Transportation

12 facts about Gettysburg, PA, that have nothing to do with the Civil War

Seven score and 14 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln looked over the battlefield at Gettysburg and gave a short-but-unforgettable speech that …

Abraham Lincoln

Sen. Cory Gardner faces key test with Arctic Refuge drilling vote

In April, Sen. Cory Gardner accepted an award from the Outdoor Industry Association, recognizing his leadership in Congress on behalf of outdoor …

Denver