The headline was brutal. “Bam’s Golf War: Prez tees off as Foley’s parents grieve,” read the cover of Thursday’s New York Daily News. Obama’s gaffe was this: He had denounced the beheading of James Foley from a vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard, then went to the golf course. Seems like he had a great time. Such a great time that he returned to the Farm Neck Golf Club—sorry, membership is full—the next day.
When Edward Bellamy published his utopian novel Looking Backward: 2000-1887 in 1888, he did not fancy himself a reformer, nor had he intended to fashion a social blueprint. “The idea,” he later wrote, “was of a mere literary fantasy, a fairy tale of social felicity.”
But contemporaries reacted quite differently to his tale of a Gilded Age American who falls asleep and awakens centuries later in a socialist paradise. He spends the novel tracing the emergence of this utopia from the social reality of his own time. Looking Backward became one of the era’s all-time bestsellers, inspiring a political movement.
The Laborers union did not place much of a priority on hiring union workers for a massive renovation on its Washington, D.C., headquarters.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation will honor the millions of Europeans who suffered and died under the Nazi and Soviet Union regimes on Saturday, in remembrance of Black Ribbon Day.
A declassified intelligence report released by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) this week showed Hamas terrorists have been firing rockets at Israel from heavily populated civilian areas, including churches, United Nations facilities, Red Cross stations, hospitals, schools, children’s playgrounds, and a number of other areas.
The Democratic Party is in a “perilous position” for the 2014 election, but the rich liberal left is not laying down without a fight. Democrats have dominated the Super PAC game so far this summer, according to National Journal.
One of the nation’s leading construction workers unions awarded a major renovation contract to a builder in the midst of a labor dispute.
The James G. Davis Construction Corporation has just begun work on the national headquarters of the Laborers union (LIUNA). The office is located two blocks from the White House at 905 16th St. NW.
DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) – Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a “direct invasion” of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces.
I’ve been writing for hours now. The sun dips. My fingers ache from pounding the keyboard. It’s a good pain. Reminds me of the hurt one feels after pounding a face into mush. Reminds me that in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For everyone has to feel a little pain sometimes.
The Pentagon on Friday called a Chinese jet’s encounter with a U.S. anti-submarine warfare aircraft an “aggressive” and “dangerous” act and said it has protested the action with Beijing.
Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that the incident took place Tuesday in international airspace.
A Chinese dissident lawyer who says he was repeatedly tortured by authorities remains under strict surveillance after his release earlier this month, according to human rights groups.
Montana Democrats are banking on a long-shot liberal Senate candidate to replace the disgraced John Walsh, but their choice might be too radical even for the increasingly extreme party.
The Obama administration violated federal law when it released five senior Taliban leaders from prison without notifying Congress, as is legally mandated, according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).