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Eisenhower

The U.S., Cuba, and Strategic Foreign Policy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If you ask me, Obama's action on Cuba was a master stroke, and full of foresight. He has undercut Putin's ability to use Cuba as a pressure point against the U.S. going forward and has, in a single action, transformed a net negative for the U.S. and Cuba into a net positive for its government, people, and businesses.

Obama Says He Sees 'Worst Possible' Senate Map For Democrats Since 1950s

Reuters | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the Senate electoral map heavily favors Republicans, making it the toughes...

Sport and Society for Arete-Goodell's Press Conference

Richard Crepeau | Posted 11.21.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Roger Goodell continued to play the role of Pete Rozelle, as envisioned by Roger Goodell. The arrogance was there, but the credibility was missing. The assertions of rectitude were repeated ad nauseam and they fell on deaf ears.

Another Bend of the Arc Towards Justice

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

While it doesn't carry any legal weight, only the power of symbolism, the most touching moments for me in the president's presentation were his fluency with the word "transgender."

'Silence Patton': First Victim of the Cold War

Robert Orlando | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Nearly 70 years after the untimely death of U.S. General George S. Patton, suspicions linger as to the nature and circumstances surrounding the demise...

What This Former President Can Teach Us About Productivity

James Clear | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Eisenhower had an incredible ability to sustain his productivity not just for weeks or months, but for decades. And for that reason, it is no surprise that his methods for time management, task management, and productivity have been studied by many people.

Memorial Day: Honor the Peace Seekers

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Our highest patriotism on this Memorial Day should not simply be to mourn those Americans who have died fighting in the uniform of our country, but more importantly, we should all vow that unnecessary wars -- like Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan -- will never, ever happen again.

What Do You Think?

Bill Marriott | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

Back in 1954, I came home from the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School for Christmas. My father was a good friend of Ezra Taft Benson who was at that time the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Somehow they finagled to get Eisenhower to come down to our family farm in Virginia.

The Once and a Future Supreme Leader

Francis Levy | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Francis Levy

Is taking foreign visitors captive the way that Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, earns his battle stripes ("Another American Citizen I...

What Can We Learn From Powerful Political Men Behaving Badly?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

What are we to make of these powerful men behaving badly? Are there lessons we can learn from them? I would suggest the answer is "yes."

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 30, 1945: Eisenhower Protests Use of A-Bomb Against Japan

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

July 30, 1945: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of U.S. troops in Europe, has visited President Truman in Germany, and would recall what happened in his memoir.

The Eisenhower Quote That All Political Parties Really Oughta Pay Attention To

Upworthy | Brandon Weber | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Dwight D. Eisenhower was a Republican, an Army general, a two-term president, and somewhat of a soothsayer....

Highways, Flyways and Personal Freedom

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Most Americans have long forgotten that the roads we all take for granted have a rich history that reverberates even today in the current budget debacle and fight over sequestration.

In Politics It's the Charm, Stupid

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.26.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

We've had several presidents whose personalities were a primary sell. Think both Roosevelts, Eisenhower, Kennedy and -- Democrats, hold your breath -- Ronald Reagan. If you listen to or read, Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Del Quentin Wilber, you'll begin to get it.

By All Appearances

Jim Worth | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

Republicans want us to believe they're still the "Grand Old Party." At first glance, or really first listen, they sound like they've done some pretty...

Hillary, Foreign Policy, and the all-American Superbowl

John Brown | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
John Brown

One false way to convince "people" the world over (including in our very own USA) that you're "doing something" when you actually have nothing to do/decide upon, is to be "on the move," with the complacent media, eager for any story, "reporting" on your "new initiative."

"Moderate" Politicians, "Defense" Spending and Other Orwellian Nonsense

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

"Pro-life" values? Not a label that abortion-rights advocates should use for opponents of a woman's right to choose an abortion. One of the main reasons those opponents keep calling themselves "pro-life" is they want to imply that supporters of abortion rights are anti-life. Why help?

Richard Nixon at 100: The Man Who Matters

Stanley Kutler | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Forty years since the dramatic end of Nixon's presidency, his doings have consequences and remain with us in both admiration or approbation. He was a man of great power, who left a stamp on his time and beyond, yet petty enough to accomplish his own destruction.

7 Exciting, Inspiring -- and Overlooked -- Lessons From the "99 Percent" Election

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This election was a clear and unequivocal victory for the populist positions the president took on the campaign trail. Don't believe the hype: This was a great night for progressives, populists and agents of change.

Sexy Underpants, Chicken Pot Pie and Unfriending Romney Supporters

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Like many Facebook members, I have quite a few friends that I either don't know at all or have some vague, long-forgotten connection to.

Presidents at War

Willard Sterne Randall | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Willard Sterne Randall

When President Obama gave Mitt Romney a schoolboy lecture on post-World War I weaponry in the last debate, his attack underscored the fact that neither candidate is an expert in the real-life game of battleships or, for that matter, a veteran of any branch of military service.

I'm With Stupid: Taxing My Feeble Grasp of Math and Percentages

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.17.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

All conservatives seem to talk about is Reagan, so I just naturally assumed that taxes were really low during his presidency. Then I made the mistake of looking stuff up.

My Summer Reading

Bill Marriott | Posted 10.31.2012 | Books
Bill Marriott

I recently read, Eisenhower, The White House Years, by Jim Newton. In the past, I've read a lot of books about Eisenhower's life, especially his commanding role in the second world war. But, this is the first book I've read on his presidency.

Ike and Tail Gunner Joe

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Several people report they cannot forgive Eisenhower's moral and political failure to speak out and repudiate McCarthy. That is not how it went down with Ike, according to Jim Newton's excellent new biography, Eisenhower: The White House Years.

Elevating Ike: An Audiobook Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you're a hardcore Democrat, this audiobook could turn you around about the man.