War

This Is the New Best City in the World to Live In

After seven years of being ranked the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne was usurped in this year’s Global Liveability Index from The …

Top 10

10 Little Known Black History Facts | PBS

History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events. In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of …

Black History

Tucker Carlson Was Extremely On One Last Night

Tucker Carlson, one of Fox News’ chief bigots and hysterical shrieking thumb was in prime form on Monday evening.<p>Commenting on Sunday’s “Unite the …

Liberal View

The disturbing parallels between modern accounting and the business of slavery

Slavery in the United States was a business. A morally reprehensible — and very profitable business. Much of the research around the business history of slavery focuses on the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the business interests that fueled it. The common narrative is that today's …

Black History

How Andrew Carnegie Went From $1.20 a Week to $309 Billion ... Then Gave It All Away

Andrew Carnegie was one of the richest men in world history, but he didn't start that way -- and he intentionally didn't end up that way.<p>Andrew Carnegie: <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>Andrew Carnegie's 1889 Essay, <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>A Modernized Version of Andrew Carnegie's <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>11 Great Quotes …

Entrepreneurship

The Lie of Little Women

Peering into the secrets of Louisa May Alcott’s real life sheds light on her treasured coming-of-age tale.<p>Early in the recent BBC/PBS miniseries <i>Little Women</i>, the first significant adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel in 24 years, Laurie (played by Jonah Hauer-King) tells Jo (Maya Hawke)—the …

Literature

Trump Claims Power to Bypass Limits Set by Congress in Defense Bill

WASHINGTON — When President Trump signed a $716 billion military spending bill on Monday, he claimed the authority to override dozens of provisions that he deemed improper constraints on his executive powers.<p>In a signing statement that the White House quietly issued after 9 p.m. on Monday — about …

News

Japan's Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine on World War Two anniversary

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Wednesday, the anniversary of Japan’s World War Two surrender.<p>Visitors pay tribute to the war dead at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan August 15, 2018, on the 73rd …

Japan

Sweet, sweet java — these are the coffee brands that fuel the US military

The secret to the United States military won’t be found locked inside a room at the Pentagon nor encrypted on a secure network behind a firewall.<p>It’s …

Military

The BBC Says Liberia Could Be “Next Surfing Hotspot”

"A surfers' paradise that is still a hidden gem"<p>In just the latest surf edit from global news titan British Broadcasting Corporation titled, “Loving …

Surfing

Don’t Mess With the French Military

Here’s how to put the scale of Islamic State’s attacks into perspective. Within a span of few weeks, the radical Islamist group carried out the …

Middle East

'You don't belong to my country either.' How two Noongar boys spoke up, a world away from home

In June 1849, a military formation charged through the streets of Paris. Mounted guns rumbled past, horses shied and pawed the ground – and, from a …

The Arts (Australia)

Russia exerts growing clout in Middle East as it begins patrols in Golan Heights

Russian military police have begun patrolling the demilitarised zone between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights, highlighting Moscow's increasing clout as a Middle Eastern power broker following its intervention in the civil war there.<p>“The Russian military police are pioneers in renewing patrols …

Middle East

Ali Soufan: Yemen is a forgotten war

MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi<p>NDAs and the West Wing<p>07:33<p>‘The Fighters’ shows what combat life is like for Americans in Afghanistan & Iraq<p>02:28<p>Why …

The White House

This Fox News Segment Accidentally Became a Useful Discussion of America's Endless War

A guest threw the right kind of curveball.<p>An intriguing scenario develops whenever Fox News mistakenly invites on a Dissenter. Yes, the Fair and Balanced Network sometimes purposely hosts Snowflake Liberals to be bashed by Tucker Carlson and Co. But it's when the hosts don't expect to be …

Osama Bin Laden

Haunting 'Fighters' sees Iraq, Afghanistan wars through the eyes of six U.S. 'grunts'

Robert Soto’s patriotism is unquestioned. He was a middle schooler in the Bronx when the World Trade Center towers fell in 2001. After visiting the site, he vowed to join the Army when he turned 18; he made the grade a year sooner, in 2007, after persuading his father to sign the forms.<p>Two years …

World Trade Center

American Austin Tice Was Kidnapped in Syria 6 Years Ago — But Parents Hopeful Trump Admin Can Bring Him Home

<!—http://cdn.brid.tv/live/partners/9968/sd/279161.mp4—><p>Tuesday marks six years since American journalist Austin Tice was abducted in Syria, and his …

Human Interest

Russian-backed separatists are using terrifying text messages to shock adversaries — and it's changing the face of warfare

As the war in eastern Ukraine rages on, so too does Russia's invasive electronic warfare — and it's changing how war is fought by sending threats to individual soldier's phones, and those of their families.<p>Since the war began in 2014, Russian-backed separatists have repeatedly employed all kinds of …

Russia

Hundreds of scholars have signed a statement defending the international institutions that Trump has attacked

What are the arguments for and against the international institutions President Trump criticized in his trip to Europe in July and earlier? Forty-two scholars of international relations published a statement in the New York Times supporting the international order and the accompanying institutions …

Politics

Nasrallah: We're stronger than the IDF, will soon be victorious in Syria

"Israel is rebuilding itself today, in view of the defeat in 2006, including reexamining its doctrine of war, on the basis that its enemy is serious …

Middle East

Why war evolved to be a man's game – and why that's only now changing

One pattern characterises every war that’s ever been fought. Frontline fighting in warfare is primarily and often almost exclusively a male activity. …

Biology

Syrian media say 5 drones shot down near Russian air base

Syrian state media say five drones have been shot down in the coastal Latakia province as they approached a Russian air base in the area.<p>The air …

Middle East

Defense bill sets deadline for US support in Yemen war

The defense bill signed by President Trump on Monday could end the U.S. military’s refueling of Saudi warplanes in the Yemen war within weeks unless …

Middle East

Syria says refugees can return - but to what?

Syrian government officials vowed on Monday to ensure the safe return of refugees to the country, while urging Western countries to help by lifting …

Middle East

Taiwanese President Ing-Wen Makes Rare Stopover In LA En Route To Latin America

<b>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP)</b> – The president of Taiwan was briefly in Los Angeles this week as part of an eight-day swing through Paraguay and …

Los Angeles

Heather MacDonald: American Colleges Today Are "Hatred Machines"

FNC's Tucker Carlson hosts Heather MacDonald, an editor for City Journal, who warns listeners that the controversial anti-white comments of the new …

College & University

FDA recalls are a reminder that China controls much of world's drug supply

The Food and Drug Administration has broadened a recall of the common blood pressure drug valsartan, saying some batches have been contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing chemical.<p>While no product sold in the U.S. has been found to be contaminated, the FDA says the process used to make some …

World News

Europe must let us rescue lives in the Mediterranean

<i>Peter Martin has volunteered on three search-and-rescue missions on the Seefuchs. He is a PhD student in ancient history at the University of Cambridge.</i><p>Far from separating families at the border, Europe has been keeping them together at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. Since June, more than 800 …

Opinion

The Rebel And The Rose video from Becky Buller

Dark Shadow Recording has released another music video for Becky Buller with one of the tracks from her current album, <i>Crepe Paper Heart</i>.<p>The video was …

Music Videos

Lawmaker accuses Greg Abbott of unconstitutional power grab, citing governor's push to review Texas regulations

AUSTIN -- A powerful if lame-duck House member is challenging Gov. Greg Abbott's chief of staff's recent declaration that the governor's office must …

Regulation