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Eisenhower

Hillary, Foreign Policy, and the all-American Superbowl

John Brown | Posted 04.06.2013 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
Tom Alderman

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

Let's Not Politicize The Eisenhower Memorial

Justin Shubow | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Justin Shubow

Is it "nostalgia" to ask that the Eisenhower Memorial "shall blend with the essential lines of the old"? Would critics like to see Paris "improved" by some more oppressive skyscraper? Should Venice, Rome, and Florence get with the times and jazz up their hopelessly backwards cities?

Lieutenant Colonel Davis, Death and Deception in Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Matthew Hoh

Over the last several months, at great risk to his career and personal life, LTC Davis has documented the deliberate misleading of the American people and Congress by the leaders of the Department of Defense. He has done his nation and the U.S. Army a tremendous service.

Ike's Nightmare

Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Fifty-one years ago today, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued his final, prescient warning about the rising power of the military industrial complex. Eisenhower was right to be worried. We're living in his nightmare.

The Man Of Peace

Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

From "Eisenhower: The White House Years" by Jim Newton (Doubleday, $29.95) May 1, 1958, was a fairly quiet day in the world. It was international...

Here's to Rum Diary..a Movie Review

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

It is a pleasure to see Johnny Depp in Rum Diary a film of substance. Finally Depp is without his black pirate eye makeup though he wears shades a go...

The F Word: Obama Should Be Ashamed of His Budget

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While around 22 million Americans are looking for work, domestic spending will be at its lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower? We should be ashamed to let our president get away with this.

The Corporation in Chief

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

Many Americans were surprised by the Citizens United decision, and a few recognized it for what it was -- the inevitable conclusion of a four-decade-long strategy.

Unlisted -- But OK

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nigel Hamilton

Just because you got some wonderful TV coverage doesn't get you on the list of "Reviewers' favorites from 2010."

What Does The Guy Who Killed Pluto Have To Say For Himself?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"How I Killed Pluto: And Why It Had It Coming" by Mike Brown The New York Times But Dr. Brown has a unique distinction: He was, for a few hours in 2...

Fun, Loss, Death, Love: A Life Along I-95

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I realized the other day that the river of my life has been I-95, the highway that starts in Canada and ends thousands of miles later and a couple of ...

The GOP Platform: No Muslims, No Mexicans

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

In 1856, the Grand Old Party was new. It promoted freedom in accordance with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Today, the party is old, no longer grand and promotes fear.

Is Netanyahu a "Bomber Boy"?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Both Obama and Netanyahu would be wise to think through ways to halt the dysfunctional, paranoiac escalation between Iran and Israel.

Obama Poll Watch -- July, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

July had some political successes for Obama, but the public once again didn't give him any credit for passing Wall Street reform, or any of the other achievements Obama chalked up.

Obama Poll Watch -- April, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?

Lindsey Graham: In Today's Republican Party, Reagan Wouldn't Make It as a Republican

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today's Republican Party is not a comfortable place for many classic Republicans. This is why I don't see someone like General David Petraeus easily saddling up to the Republican Party in his post-military, post-Afghanistan Eisenhoweresque rise.