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Most Americans assume that Sally Ride, who flew on the Space Shuttle in 1983, was the first woman in space. But in reality, the first women had flown in orbit almost 20 years before--and she was a ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
At the end of the Second World War, the United States possessed one complete atomic bomb ready for use and was making enough plutonium to potentially produce two more bombs per month. But, President ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 75 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 01:11 PM PST with 50 Recommends
After President Obama's decision to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba , the response from the usual suspects on the right has been (pun intended) fast and furious. At the forefront is ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 65 comments on Sun Dec 21, 2014 at 03:12 PM PST with 45 Recommends
My nomination for greatest enemy of reproductive freedom is -- Ronald Reagan, because to cosy up to the Vatican he defunded international family planning programs and was a major actor in ...
by ej heinemann
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Oct 03, 2014 at 07:40 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Former Vice ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 08:31 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
In August 1939, just weeks before Hitler invaded Poland and sparked off the Second World War, a border dispute between Japan and the Soviet Union turned into one of the biggest tank battles in ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 30 comments on Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 01:15 PM PST with 26 Recommends
The Kalashnikov AK-47 is the most recognized gun in the world. It is the iconic symbol of revolution and rebellion. It has appeared on the flags and national seals of countries; it has appeared in ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Oct 09, 2014 at 01:15 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
When President Ronald Reagan assumed office in 1981, the Cold War took an immediate turn for the worse. Amidst his belligerent talk towards the Soviet "Evil Empire" and the largest expansion of the ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Oct 15, 2014 at 01:15 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Americans have a sense that the enemy of America is some entity that exists outside the USA. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union was the enemy. With the ending of the Cold War, the enemy was no ...
by melshim
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 05:57 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Below is a roundup of news, politics science, and humor. I hope you enjoy. First I want to highlight some actions I am pushing for. Right now I am focusing on keeping up the pressure on companies ...
by mole333
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Edward Snowden was not debriefed by Russian intelligence personnel. That is what he told Brian Williams. We learned this from the specific language that Snowden used answering Brian Williams's ...
by waterstreet2013
Comment Count 35 comments on Thu May 29, 2014 at 09:08 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
In 1987, at the height of the Cold War, a West German teenager flew a single-engine Cessna into the Soviet Union and landed in Red Square--and helped to change the world.
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 01:15 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Sometimes one of the exercises one must go through in executive training is a workshop where one puts oneself in another's shoes. This exercise broadens the perspective of a budding young exec and ...
by kavips
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed May 07, 2014 at 03:55 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
The Russian military buildup along the Ukrainian border and Vladimir Putin's seizure of Crimea have become pivotal moments for Western powers and NATO. During the Cold War, the Kremlin had little ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Mitt Romney may be the happiest man in America today. After the recent documentary Mitt , some people concluded that there was more to Romney than the image of ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
We Need a Divorce Attorney to Deal with Putin What the United States really needs is a team of the best divorce attorneys in this country to deal with Putin. Putin’s actions are typical in any ...
by Jack Ryan
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 09:43 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
That would be my advice.  Truth is, our press quickly makes Russia into a demon. The Russian press does the same to us.  If there is anything we have learned over 100 years since the Great War ...
by kavips
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 10:28 PM PST with 7 Recommends
John McCain is experiencing another bout of ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 12:51 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Remember this tv commercial ? How about this one ? If you grew up in the U.S. between the 1950s and 1980s, chances are you were bombarded with negative stereotypes about the Soviet Union. It seems ...
by MessagingMatters
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 08:18 PM PST with 6 Recommends
How to make America's police state work for you. Cross-posted from Rall....
by Ted Rall
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 03:56 AM PST with 84 Recommends