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On Educating for Peace, and Banning ALL Nukes

John Bredin | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
John Bredin

The only candidates in the 2016 race who might embrace these ideas are Bernie Sanders for the Democrats, and Jill Stein with the Greens. To help incubate a new politics of peace, though, a think tank co-founded by intellectuals Michael Lerner and Cornel West called the "Network for Spiritual Progressives" (NSP) has some good ideas.

Movie Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I walked away from Daniels' film deeply moved. As obvious as this film can be in its messages -- bigotry and racism: bad -- it still touches on moments of history from the recent past that need to be recalled, over and over.

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.

Must We Really Like "Like"? (A Repeat Request)

John Brown | Posted 07.01.2012 | Media
John Brown

"Like" is a verbal virus that, especially in the case of American female vocal cords, so often sounds like nails on a blackboard -- an acoustic atrocity that I simply do not wish to overhear, as a citizen-taxpayer of the male gender and grateful member of our Republic.

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.

I Like Ike

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

How those two figures -- Eisenhower and Nixon -- have resurfaced in the news over these past few days!

"Bomb Power," or How the Atomic Bomb Ended a War, Increased Presidential Power and Eroded the Constitution

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

While the bomb ended World War II, it also started a chain reaction that exploded into America's permanent secret security state -- with emphasis on the word 'permanent.'

Louisiana's Landrieu Calls for Resignation of FEMA Chief of Staff

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

The four-year anniversary of Katrina approaches in August. Life in New Orleans has not returned to pre-storm "normality," despite billions of federal dollars that never seem to reach the ground.

The Trillion Dollar Wrong Thing

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Beinhart

The Big Big Bailout, as it is, will be crowning glory of Bushianity. One, gigantic theft of from real Americans to enrich the ruling class. It's a hell of trick.

Galveston Residents Return Home By The Thousands Amid Ike's Destruction

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas — Ten days after Hurricane Ike, this devastated beach town reopened to residents Wednesday with stern warnings about what still...

The Ike Effect: Blowing Texas Blue

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

Lots of Houstonians, spared the direct coastal hit, made the most of the forced slowdown in pace.

Ike Uncovers Wreck Said To Be A Civil War Schooner On Alabama Coast

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FORT MORGAN, Ala. — When the waves from Hurricane Ike receded, they left behind a mystery _ a ragged shipwreck that archeologists say could be a...

Ike's Texas Wake Is Grim

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas — Authorities laid out a plan Friday _ a week after Hurricane Ike began lashing the Texas coast with 110-mph winds and relentle...

Galveston "Isn't Ready" For Residents -- Water, Sewer And Power Days Away From Functioning

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas — There's a grocery store open for business on Galveston Island. Cell phone towers are connecting calls. More lights are coming...

No FEMA Ice For Ike Survivors

ABC | MEGAN CHUCHMACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Hurricane survivors are being put at risk in Texas and other hot weather states because the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is no longer pr...

Houston Still Without Power As Texas Struggles In Ike Recovery

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas — Residents trying to get back to this hurricane-ravaged city Wednesday spent hours fuming in gridlocked traffic, only to be tu...

FEMA Struggles To Provide Aid As Ike Survivors May Wait Weeks For Food, Water And Electricity

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas — About 250 people who withstood Hurricane Ike on a coastal sliver of land will be forced off it so crews can begin the recover...

Sheltering Animals from the Storm

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Led by Senators Ted Stevens and Frank Lautenberg, and Reps. Tom Lantos and Chris Shays, the PETS Act set national policy on how to deal with animals in disasters in a post-Katrina environment.

Ike Remnants Extend As Far As Midwest, Where They Are Blamed For 15 Deaths

AP | KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CINCINNATI — Midwest residents cleared debris from their yards Monday as crews worked to restore electricity to millions of customers left witho...

Entire Towns Disappear In Hurricane Ike's Wrath

ABC News | JIM BUNN and ASHLEY PHILLIPS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As frustrations mount over delays in providing basic supplies to survivors of Hurricane Ike, the first glimpses of previously inaccessible areas revea...

Nearly 2,000 brought to safety in Texas

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

GALVESTON, Texas — The death toll from Hurricane Ike rose to 25 across nine states Sunday, as rescuers said they had saved nearly 2,000 people f...

Hurricane Ike Upon Us: Cuba, Haiti, Texas Need Help!

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

It's hard to pay attention unless you are living at ground zero.

Ike Forces Gulf Coast Evacuations In Texas

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — Cars and trucks streamed inland and chemical companies buttoned up their plants Thursday as a gigantic Hurricane Ike took aim at the h...

Hurricane Ike: Texas Evacuates Parts Of Gulf Coast

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — Cars and trucks streamed inland and chemical companies buttoned up their plants Thursday as a gigantic Hurricane Ike took aim at the h...

Ike Spikes Gas Prices As The Hurricane Threatens Texas Refineries

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Gasoline prices jumped to unprecedented levels in the wholesale markets Thursday as Hurricane Ike tore across the Gulf of Mexico, thr...