Over the past several years, Pentagon leaders have warned the big defense industry companies not to merge with each other. In early 2011, Ash Carter, then-undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, acknowledged that firms would likely restructure in response to expectedRead more
Bruce Harrington was 29 the first time he tried to kill himself. It was just before Christmas in 2008, his sixth year in prison. He slashed his left arm and fashioned a noose from the sheets in his cell.
Correctional officers at the Allred Unit found him before it was too late. He endedRead more
The boogeyman of China dominating, and weaponizing through trade restrictions, its massive supply of rare earth resources no longer exists, according to a new paper by Council on Foreign RelationsRead more
I am not sure how to measure it, but I am certain that American society is filled with more public expressions of hatred today than anytime since the 1960s. Public officials now routinely condemn their adversaries — fellow Americans — as “evil,” “weak,” “dangerous” and “lawless.” The personalRead more
January 20th is Martin Luther King Day, a US federal holiday to remember the murdered civil rights leader. The event was first observed in 1986 - so what does it mean to Americans today? Shirley Franklin was Mayor of Atlanta from 2002 to 2010 - the first black woman to hold the job in a majorRead more
The intelligence community gathered no specific evidence of an impending genocide in Libya in spring 2011, undercutting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s primary argument for using the U.S. military to remove Col. Moammar Gadhafi from power, an event that has left his country in chaosRead more
Once again, Greece and Europe are at an impasse. The new Greek government wants to replace the existing bailout program, but its Eurozone partners have rejected that idea. The negotiations have been difficult and at times contentious. But the flashy Greek minister at the center of the storm hasRead more