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Dwight Eisenhower

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 | Food

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.

Obama Advisers Looking for Wrong Lessons

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Eisenhower, Nixon, and Bush 43 all produced at least moderate income growth during their first four years in office; Obama so far has not. Unless the state of the economy improves, it's not likely to matter who he models his 2012 campaign after.

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy From Within

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Having been co-opted by greedy defense contractors, corrupt politicians and incompetent government officials, America's expanding military empire is bleeding the country dry.

It Is Time to Stop Reporting on the Sex Lives of Politicians

Jake Whitney | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media
Jake Whitney

There was a time when the media was more rational about sex. Throughout most of the twentieth century, in fact, the press maintained a gentlemen's agreement with politicians that prevented salacious stories of their sexcapades from public circulation.

A Job for Everyone: Democracy in America

Pam Spritzer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Pam Spritzer

Fourteen million Americans were unemployed in May. All the while, corporations rake in record profits. This disconnect between public need and public policy is causing widespread suffering. Why isn't our government serving us, and what can we do?

Guns and Butter

Daniel Krotz | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

Ever since the Reagan administration both liberal and conservative members of Congress have shared the belief, if for different reasons, that military...

Ike's Most Prescient Insight 50 Years Ago Went Unspoken

Stanley Weiss | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

The military-industrial complex phrase is nearly always quoted out of the context of the speech. Eisenhower was neither condemning nor praising the military-industrial complex. He was making a much deeper point.

Gerald Ford Wins His Place in History

Al Eisele | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

The unassuming former House Republican leader from Michigan joined the pantheon of America's greatest presidents on Tuesday when his statue was unveiled in an elaborate ceremony in the U.S. Capitol amid effusive bipartisan praise.

Why Obama Is Like Ike

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2008, many of Barack Obama's supporters thought they might be electing another John F. Kennedy. But his recent maneuvers increasingly suggest that ...

How Japan Learned About "Nuclear Safety"

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Although people can be educated in a variety of ways, experience is a particularly effective teacher. Consider the Japanese, who today are certainly ...

Be Like Ike, Wisconsin

Tom Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Silva

For those who may associate collective bargaining with the left wing of the Democratic Party, it may be valuable to know that people of impeccable Republican credentials supported it.

Ranking the Presidents Since WWII

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

If, on Presidents Day 2011, I had to rank the last twelve presidents since America became the world's most powerful empire in World War II, I'd put them in the following order.