German History

1930s Germany showed us that bad tax policy can magnify Washington's worst problem by 1,000

• <b>New economic research shows that bad tax policy was instrumental in bringing about the rise of the Nazi Party in 1933.</b>• <b><br>Austerity measures implemented by an incompetent Weimar government had the unintended consequence of radicalizing German voters.</b>• <b><br>The U.S. is not Weimar Germany, but GOP policies —</b> …

Economics

10 things you need to know about Bitcoin

If you have a gambler’s taste for risk and reward, here are ten things you need to know about Bitcoin before taking the plunge<p>Bitcoin might better be …

Bitcoin

The Fate of Social Democracy Is Being Decided in Germany

It is not easy being a European social democrat these days. Just ask Martin Schulz, the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). …

Germany

'Ethics dumping' – the dark side of international research

Knowingly inflicting severe harm on human beings for the purpose of research is one of the most serious human rights abuses possible. Cases of …

Research

Suppressed memories of war in Frederike Helwig's Kriegskinder

“Our house is right at the waterfront with a view of the sky and the sea. We’ve got a small garden in which my father grows fruit and vegetables. …

Parenting

Neo-Nazi posters found in Cardiff by group potentially linked to banned terror organisation

Neo-Nazi propaganda posters have been plastered across a Cardiff suburb by a group thought to be linked to a banned terrorist organisation.<p>Several …

Cardiff

Germany ‘ashamed’ over anti-Semitic protests against Israel

BERLIN, Germany — The German government said Monday it was “ashamed” of weekend demonstrations against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as …

Germany

Roy Moore cited Hitler in an interview to push the debunked Obama birther conspiracy

Alabama's Republican Senate nominee was a leading voice in the birther movement.<p>The controversial views of Alabama's Republican Senate nominee Roy …

Barack Obama

Nazi Germany's 'Star Wars' Tank Was a Total Disaster

The <i>Star Wars</i> prequel movies featured various monowheel robots [3] and vehicles [4] amongst its various fantastical elements. After all, who in real …

Military History

How the Nazis Co-opted Christmas

By Joe Perry<p>In 1921, in a Munich beer hall, newly appointed Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler gave a Christmas speech to an excited crowd.<p>According to …

Christmas

Obama's Odious Comparison Of The Weimar Republic To The USA Is Just Plain Wrong – And Lacks Self-Awareness

Speaking during a Q & A session at the Economic Club of Chicago last week, Former-President Obama studied the lay of the land in the year of Trump …

Conservative View

The West Is Jealous of Putin's 'Brilliant Victory' in Syria, Just Like It Was in World War Two, Says Russian Senator

When Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Syria Monday and declared that troops could return home, pundits and lawmakers back in …

Russia

Don’t Speak, Memory

Every spring, buses covered in portraits of Joseph Stalin appear on the streets of Russian cities. His face replaces ads for cell phones, soft …

Joseph Stalin

In Alabama’s Senate race, Jews have become an issue. It’s not a first for the South.

Senate candidate Roy Moore seen after casting his vote in Gallant, Ala., Dec. 12, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)<p>WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jews have come up …

Jewish Culture

Hitler-themed homework upsets middle school students’ parents

Parents at a middle school in Gurnee, Illinois, are upset after their kids received a controversial Hitler-themed assignment.<p>One mother said she was …

Lifestyle

Joe Wright on Creating a More Realistic Winston Churchill

The director of Darkest Hour talks about working with Gary Oldman and avoiding the typical pitfalls of a World War II biopic.<p>Given that Oscar season is upon us, it’s hardly surprising that <i>Darkest Hour</i> is being pushed, first and foremost, as an awards showcase for Gary Oldman, who excels in the …

Gary Oldman

Battle for Moscow: How Russia Stopped Nazi Germany's Military

In October 1941, the Second World War [3] teetered on a knife edge.<p>There was war in China and war in North Africa, and soon there would be war …

Military History

Refuting the Biggest Lies About Communism, Lie #4: Communism is a form of totalitarianism...

- Advertisement -<p><i>by Raymond Lotta</i><p><i>Setting the Record Straight on Communism and Socialist Revolution</i><p><b>Lie #4: Communism is a form of totalitarianism.</b> …

Liberal View

Former Obama Admin CIA Director: Not Such a Good Idea to Leak Against and Attack New President

Micheal Morrell, longtime deputy director of the CIA and two-time acting director under President Barack Obama, admitted there were downsides to his …

Donald Trump

Republicans have crossed the line with Roy Moore’s candidacy for Senate: Voters should show party the door

On Tuesday, Roy Moore, who is running for the US Senate seat in Alabama, will likely win. Moore, for those not in the know, has been accused of …

Republicans

The Rise of Progressivism

The Rise Of Progressivism<br>(Image by The Political Hawk) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Last year the Western world was dominated by the far …

Liberal View

U2 relight their unforgettable fire

Bono works in mysterious ways. But you have to admire him, however pompously evangelical and self-rewardingly messianic he gets on occasion, for …

News (Ireland)

The high cost of wrecking the Soviet Union

Will Goble compares the west’s approach to Germany after the second world war with its treatment of Russia after the collapse of communism<p>Natalie Nougayrede is right that post-Soviet Russia should have been offered the “equivalent of a Marshall plan” which “would have prevented its slide towards …

Henry Kissinger

Namibia’s Strange Cold War Export to East Germany

Little Lucia Engombe didn’t notice the cold when she arrived in the German Democratic Republic on a wintry night in 1979 because she was wrapped …

Culture

It’s America’s turn to ‘fight on the beaches’

The Winston Churchill biopic “Darkest Hour” is a movie that should be seen, but not entirely believed. Gary Oldman’s alternately fierce and vulnerable Churchill is a triumph of both acting and the cosmetician’s art. Just hearing him deliver snippets of Churchill’s speeches is worth the ticket …

Opinion

Loser parent stops kids from seeing swastikas in middle school

An Illinois middle school is unjustly under fire for a teacher's decision to use swastikas in a language arts class.<p>Speaking to Fox 43, Woodland …

Education

5 things to be proud of if Russian blood courses through your veins - Russia Beyond

More than 10 million people of Russian origin live outside the country as they or their ancestors departed the Motherland for whatever reason. Scattered all over the world, many of them don’t even speak Russian. Nevertheless, everyone who associates himself/herself with their roots has something to …

William Shakespeare

OPINION: Re-imagining politics as the art of the possible

Prior to my election as MLA for Dartmouth East, I spent many years teaching political science at Prince Andrew High School. Above my classroom door, …

Halifax

East German village sells for €140,000

Its empty homes and ageing residents mirror the wider fate of the ex-communist east German hinterlands since the country's reunification 27 years ago.<p>…

Germany

Marshall Loeb, Editor Who Shaped Money and Fortune Magazines, Dies at 88

Marshall R. Loeb, a business journalist who turned a floundering Money magazine into one of the nation’s most successful publications in the 1980s and then led a similar revival at Fortune, died on Saturday in Manhattan. He was 88.<p>His daughter, Margaret Karen Loeb, said the cause was Parkinson’s …

Obituaries