- John Podesta eats crow: ‘I apologize to Speaker Boehner’
- U.S., China race to finish line on ‘invisibility cloak’
- Obama ‘cavalier’ in hiding foreign aid order, judge rules
- Prince Charles: Muslims are driving Christians from Mideast through persecution
- Gitmo’s first commander: Close the prison down
- Google’s newest photography find: Just wink and shoot
- Detroit’s Heidelberg art project hit by 8 fires in 8 months
- Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds
- NASA pushing hard to get back into space game
- Harvard student to face federal charges for bomb hoax
Latest Panama Canal Items
The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable. It was none of those.
While President Obama has put our national defense on the chopping block, Russia and China have increased their military spending and buildup of armed forces.
"The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football" (Harper), by John J. Miller: What's getting the Panama Canal built or making peace between Russia and Japan compared with rescuing football from damnation and dissolution? In the Age of Theodore Roosevelt, anything was possible.
When Columian President Juan Manuel Santos recently said the country and China were working on building a "dry canal" to connect the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea by railway, Colombians wondered: Is it for real? Or is it just another of many pipe dreams to rival Panama's crossing?
Some of the early presidential decisions discussed here may be little remembered, perhaps for good reason. George Washington's decision to put down the Whiskey Rebellion is, no doubt, as Nick Ragone writes in "Presidential Leadership," an early landmark in the struggle between states' rights and federal power - a struggle he then traces through Thomas Jefferson approving the Louisiana Purchase, Andrew Jackson rejecting nullification and Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation.
May we drill now, please? At this writing, circumstances in the Middle East may change between this sentence and my last paragraph.