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Dwight Eisenhower

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...

Eisenhower Family: Frank Gehry Must Be Stopped

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- President Dwight D. Eisenhower's family wants a memorial in the nation's capital redesigned, saying the current plans overemphasize his ...

World's Largest Weapons Exporters

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Not surprisingly, the United States is by far the largest arms exporter, with Russia being the only country with more than half the value of military exports.

The Man Of Peace

Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

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...

Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Plan Incites 'Hostile' Questions

The Washington Post | Lisa De Moraes October 6, 2011 | Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

The world's most-famous architect sailed into a storm of old-fashioned Washington controversy this week. At a public conversation Wednesday at the ...

President Eisenhower's Vegetable Soup Recipe

The National Archives | Posted 11.01.2011 | Home

The only five-star general ever to be elected President of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower was a man of many accomplishments. That is why it shou...

PHOTOS: A Look Back At Past Presidential Vacations

The Huffington Post | Emily Singer | Posted 08.11.2011 | Style

With the official confirmation of the Obamas' vacation plans, we decided to take a look back at where and how our nation's leaders chose to unwind. ...

Social Security: Correction or Rejection

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I sit here, holding in my hand, the testimony of my friend, Stanford G. Ross, to the Senate Committee on Finance on May 25, 2005.