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Dwight Eisenhower

Obama's Second Term Feels Like Bush's Fourth

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Obama's slogans -- "change we can believe in" and so on -- sound like empty promises. His lofty rhetoric and certainly his Nobel Peace Prize are insults to educated people everywhere.

Obama on Trayvon: One Speech Captures the Strength and Weakness of the Obama Presidency

Alan Singer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

We all risk living in the next Detroit. A true memorial for Trayvon Martin would be a federal full employment bill with guarantees that its benefits would reach into every city and town, every racial and ethnic group, and every family and household in the nation.

Connecting Globally to Thrive Locally in the Spirit of the Alamo With Sister Cities International

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Joshua W. Walker

I have lived the interconnectedness of our world since birth and know that America's strength comes from within and from our global diversity.

How Much To Redesign The Eisenhower Memorial?!

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.12.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Analysts say scrapping a disputed design for a planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near the National Mall and developing an alternate ...

Israel's Invisible Nukes-Chapter 16

Barry Lando | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
Barry Lando

The story of the Argentina yellowcake sale to Israel has remained largely unknown, not just because of Israel's passion for secrecy, but because the U.S. government and its close allies kept secret for years what they knew at the time.

Camouflaging the Vietnam War: How Textbooks Continue to Keep the Pentagon Papers a Secret

Bill Bigelow | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Bill Bigelow

Corporate textbook writers seem to work from the same list of must-include events and individuals. Thus, all the new U.S. history textbooks on my shelf mention the Pentagon Papers. But none grapples with the actual import of the Pentagon Papers.

The Problem With the Frank Gehry Memorial

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Traci L. Slatton

Wednesday it was announced that a federal commission charged with building a national monument honoring President Eisenhower voted unanimously to appr...

School for the Commander in Chief

Gary Hart | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

It is one thing for senior members of Congress to say, about complex defense questions, "I trust the experts." It is quite another thing for presidents to do so. It is impossible to be a competent commander in chief, as required by the Constitution, without preparing for that role.

As Troops Stormed Normandy, Churchill Launched a Drunken Tirade Against DeGaulle (Slideshow)

Conrad Black | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgOn the evening of June 5, 1944, as Roosevelt spoke to the world about the liberation of Rome, and welcomed Italy back into the civilized world, Churchill and de Gaulle were having the most severe of all their many disputes.

Former Presidential Yacht To Dock On North Carolina Coast

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

BEAUFORT, N.C. -- A former presidential yacht dating to the 1930s is stopping in North Carolina to go on display. The Friends of the North Carolina M...

Should the Federal Government Be Giving Small Business Contracts to Fortune 500 Firms?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Ever since the economy took a nosedive in 2008, I have watched with total amazement as presidents, Congress, economists and the mainstream media have totally and completely ignored the single most important factor in the U.S. economy: Small businesses create virtually 100 percent of the net new jobs in America.

A Lost Age of Fiscal Heroes? Not So Much.

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

The debate over fiscal responsibility has been muddled by the Great Recession; inevitably, perhaps, arguments over long-term fiscal problems have been conflated with debates over short-term recovery programs. Both debates have suffered terribly as a consequence.

Ten Years Since 'Mission Accomplished' -- Let's Review the Imagery

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The aircraft carrier stunt was a Karl Rove P.R. production designed to provide images for Bush's 2004 re-election campaign.

Three Leadership Steps for Peace in Korea

Charles Knight | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Charles Knight

Before you take your next steps to deal with the Korean situation reflect on Cold War history of American reaction to our perception of a powerful threat.

Pentagon Threat Inflation

William Astore | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
William Astore

Why do we continue, more so now than ever before, to exaggerate the military threats that we face? For it is undeniable that our massive national security complex has spawned its very own enemy-industrial complex. And the reason for this is simple: threat inflation makes good business sense. Just like sex, it sells.

Let's Win This One For Ike

Roger Stone | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Roger Stone

The controversy over the memorial stem from a design by architect Frank Gehry, which calls for four acres of land walled by 13 80-foot tall towers which will support giant, steel tapestries depicting different scenes from Eisenhower's life.

None of My Business -- Or Is It?

Norman Lear | Posted 05.20.2013 | DC
Norman Lear

We veterans of WWII and everyone who remembers Eisenhower, this gentle man with the giant fist, the president who kept us out of conflict after conflict, often against the advice of those around him, have an investment in how he is remembered.

B&Bs Fit For A President

Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel

If every sign saying, "George Washington Slept Here" were truthful, our foremost founding father certainly wouldn't have had time to fight off the Bri...

How Do Presidents Deal With Ex-Presidents?

Al Eisele | Posted 04.17.2013 | Comedy
Al Eisele

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the issue it raises of how his successor deals with a living ex-pope has touched off a heated debate among presidential historians about how American presidents deal with their predecessors. Here are some examples.

With Little Political or Policy Impact and Dumbed Down Language, Does the State of the Union Even Matter?

William Bradley | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

America has serious issues to deal with, many of them raised by Obama in his laundry list State of the Union addresses. But let's not pretend the State of the Union itself is not an empty institution -- bloated, hollow, self-congratulatory, increasingly shallow, largely irrelevant.

New Role Models for Our Time

Mitchell Posner | Posted 03.28.2013 | Comedy
Mitchell Posner

Today, Elvis would be on Celebrity Rehab, Marilyn Monroe would be in yoga class and Dirty Harry would bring along a SWAT team. We need new icons to emulate as the twenty-teens roll on.

Foreign Policy in the Second Term

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

As a second-term president, Mr. Obama is in a position to be Eisenhower-like. It might not be a bad alternative.

Powell Positions the Debate Over Chuck Hagel

William Bradley | Posted 03.16.2013 | World
William Bradley

Neither Hagel nor Obama could have asked for a better witness on their behalf than Powell. Not unless Dwight Eisenhower himself got hold of a time machine.

Why the Hagel Battle Made More Sense for Obama Than the Rice Battle

William Bradley | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
William Bradley

Why did President Barack Obama choose a big battle with Republicans over Chuck Hagel rather than Susan Rice? Obama himself, of course, has not said. He never said that UN Ambassador Rice was his first choice for secretary of state.

President Obama: Fight Like a Street Brawler

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

We put our trust in you for four more years, now is the time to show that the trust wasn't misplaced. Mr. President, you hold in your hands the key to a brighter future for America.