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Dwight Eisenhower

What Would Ike Think of PMSC?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Eisenhower's vision of a military-industrial complex did not take into account a globalized world. So in that sense PMSC, as a source of unwarranted influence by the military complex hardly registers.

Fatal Triangles

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

President Obama is now Mr. Reasonable Centrist -- except that in substance there is no reasonable center to be had. Just how far right do we have to go for Republicans to cut any kind of deal?

Spiritual Death

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Koehler

The easy violence of empire washes over everything. It washes into our psyches. I'm thinking about this in connection with the juxtaposition of anni...

Green News Report: January 18, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The sun a...

50th Anniversary of Eisenhower's 'Military-Industry Complex' Speech; Still Shocking on Many Levels

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Eisenhower's message is muscular, stark, and foreboding, and his fears were well-placed. Since the speech, we've seen a massive extension and consolidation of the power of the military industrial complex.

A Half Century Later, Another Warning in Eisenhower Address Rings True

Bill Buzenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Buzenberg

Clearly, the Eisenhower warning we needed to hear even more clearly over these last 50 years is about the nation's insolvency complex. An alert and knowledgeable citizenry, Ike said, should take nothing for granted.

Let Freedom Ring -- Now! Now!!

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

As Dr. King told us, we cannot walk alone. The destiny of all Americans is inextricably bound together. My greatest hope is that the justice movement will be a way for all of us to stand together to "Build the Dream!"

Heed Eisenhower and King: Slash the Military Budget

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elliott Negin

When we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dwight D. Eisenhower this weekend, we also should remember their alarm bells about a bloated military establishment, which ring even truer today.

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!

A Fabulous Christmas Present

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

President Obama, save that lovely bearded man some work and be our Santa: turn the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge into a national monument.

Happy Critical Infrastructure Protection Month: Let's Invest

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

December is Critical National Infrastructure Protection Month. And, it's about even more than safeguarding our homeland in a post-9/11 world through...

Bush At War

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

What happens when a great nation -- and this is a great nation -- elects a ruler who is not up to the task of being president? The answer is to be found in George W. Bush's memoirs, Decision Points.

George W. Bush and Thanksgiving

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness, and gratitude. I'm grateful that the "Bush Years" came to an end in January 2009, and a president took over wh...

Where Have All the Moderates Gone?

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Civility is gone today, and I feel in great part because of the lack of moderates in both parties.

Bush's 14 Decision Points

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Former President Bush is this week selecting for retrospective public examination the fourteen major decisions of his life or presidency, beginning wi...

Building Castles in the air: Visionary Leadership

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Justin Snider

Why aren't there more visionary organizations and leaders? How can a leader find a clear, compelling vision?

Obama's DADT Policy: Smoke, Mirrors and Cowardice

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

The president is trying to have the judge's ruling against DADT challenged while simultaneously pretending that he doesn't the authority to end discrimination based on sexual orientation.

A Message to President Hu Jintao: Three Steps for China to Attain Superpower Status

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

Whether in the U.S. or in the Orient, the media treats China as an aggressive bully.

Some Inescapable Truths

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

It will be 21st Century railcars, powered by electricity, that will liberate us locally, regionally and nationally from our gas-guzzling, single-passenger coffins that make our existing roads nightmares, day and night.

Obama's "Don't Blame Me" Policy

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

President Truman's ordered the integration of the armed forces by issuing Executive Order 9981 in 1948. Congressional approval was not required in 19...

The Tea Party's Worst Nightmare: Ike

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Toby Barlow

We know what Glenn and Sarah hate. We know what all the Tea Party candidates hate. They hate taxes. They hate Big Government. They want to see our gre...

Republican Hypocrisy and the Proposed Islamic Center

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It appears that, for the far right, the import of local opinion and the ability for local communities to make decisions for themselves only applies in communities that agree with the values of the far right.

A Mosque at Ground Zero and the Source of American Greatness

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

The debate over the proposed building of an Islamic center and mosque a few blocks from "Ground Zero" has resulted in off the charts displays of demag...

Summer News Coverage: Usual Fare for First Families

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Here are just a few of the news stories involving the president and his family over the course of the summer: • In June the president assured the ...

McChrystal Clear: When Warriors Are Faced With Politics

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

General McChrystal needed a way out of what was becoming for him an unbearable burden: the conflict between the best interests of his country and the best interests of the soldiers who served under him.