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Dwight Eisenhower

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The Surprisingly Progressive History Of GOP Platforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Republican Party's 2012 platform is one of the most conservative in modern history, with policy positions that even GOP preside...

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.

Labor Day and the Future of America

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

We must do more to insure that future Americans live in a country where their voices can be heard and their freedom is secure. This Labor Day, and throughout the crucial next two months, we must show that we are equal to the task.

I Liked Ike But Today's Republicans Clearly Would Not

Allan Brawley | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Allan Brawley

As a long-time Democrat who is actively supporting President Barak Obama's re-election, I would be much less distressed if he lost to a Republican like Ike than to the current slate.

Be Careful What You Vote For! Be Very Careful

Sherman Yellen | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

I find that this is the scariest, most dangerous election that America has faced in my lifetime, and I've been around long enough to experience quite a few frightening ones.

Pentagon Planning for War With China

Ira Chernus | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Ira Chernus

This reminds me of the nuclear war scenarios that were popular in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Of course the Soviets start it. Rockets fly and there is mass devastation on both sides.

Former Presidential Adviser Dies

AP | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Associated Press) -- Paul W. McCracken, a former economic adviser to several U.S. presidents, died Friday in Ann Arbor at age 96. ...

My Medicare Milestone

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Fifty
Joe Peyronnin

Today I crossed a major milestone: I now qualify for Medicare. Yes, I am a Baby Boomer, and I am proud of it!

Hey, Sarah Palin! Some "Marxists" Here Want a Word With You

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A well funded network of right-wing extremists wants to make it socially and politically impossible to express the ideals that made this country great. One of those extremists, Sarah Palin, appeared on their billionaire-funded network this week to attack Elizabeth Warren.

You Know Who Else Needed to Learn 'How to Be an American?' Dwight Eisenhower!

Will Bunch | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Will Bunch

John Sununu made an interesting point, and it certainly got me to thinking. Eisenhower spent several years honing his un-Americanism at the Ivy League's "Columbia boutique," where he set the stage for the future schooling of his comrade-in-arms, Barack Hussein Obama.

Eisenhower Memorial Complaints Reach Fever Pitch

| Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Opposition to the proposed design for a memorial to President Dwight Eisenhower has reached a fever pitch, with...

When Did Americans Stop Naming Babies After the President?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Howard Steven Friedman

There was a time when parents often named baby boys after the President of the United States. Yet today, neither Barack, Hussein nor Obama have reached the top 1,000 most popular boy names in the U.S.

LOOK: Big Change For Eisenhower Memorial Design

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Architect Frank Gehry and his design team proposed changes Tuesday to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial planned for a site near the Nati...

Robots R' Us: Drones Reported on 63 Bases on the USA

Danny Schechter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Danny Schechter

New York, New York: It's easy to understand why presidents, politicians and the military love robots. They don't talk back. They follow orders. You p...

'The Governments Had Better Get Out of the Way'

Annelle Sheline | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Annelle Sheline

A video dialogue took place between American students at the College of Charleston, and Egyptian students, primarily from the American University in Cairo. Discussion centered on the students' experiences of the Arab Spring, as well as Egypt's on-going political transition.

Obama Presidency Lures Out Dormant Racism

Nicole Glass | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Nicole Glass

The end of a racist nation cannot just come from an integration of races in schools, the workplace and politics. It must come from a very personal change in perception. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 changed the law, but it's the people that change a culture.

Mike, Me and a Final Coincindence

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.17.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

About Mike, I have only one more tale to tell, and it happened by pure coincidence. Mike Wallace was always a ladies man.

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.

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?

Ike's 'Heoric' Stones Overshadowed By Gehry Tapestries

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — As critics of a planned monument honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower object to everything from its giant scale to its depiction of the Co...

Re-Birth of a Nation?

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The Birth of a Nation provides the key to explaining both the rise of the Tea Party and the totally irrational hatred that a substantial fraction of Americans holds for President Obama.

President Eisenhower Met With ETs, Former Government Consultant Says

Posted 02.14.2012 | Weird News

It's a story that has circulated in and out of the UFO community for years: Did former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower have three meetings with ex...

Why I Still Like Ike

William Astore | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
William Astore

As important as Ike's deeds were to our country, in some way his words were (and are) even more important, especially in this time of constant war and bloated budgets for "defense" and our burgeoning trade in deadly weaponry.

Of Another Day and Another Romney: The Year When Conservative Republicans Proudly Accepted "Defeat"

Todd Brewster | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Todd Brewster

It was 48 years ago and in the annals of American presidential election lore, but looking back at the campaign of 1964 reveals some dramatic differences and striking similarities to this year's contest, as well as some familiar last names.

Iran: Only Half the Story

Barry Lando | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Yesterday upon the stair I met a man who wasn't there He wasn't there again today Oh, how I wish he'd go away William Hughe...