Ever since the telling of stories began—ever since there was language, in other words—we’ve had stories of travel and tales of adventure. Stories of a quest, in other words, and tales of a man just trying to get home.
Male-male relations, if they are not sexual, are rarely considered these days, generally absent from the mental screen of those who consider men and women. Now all are reduced to the abstraction of “gender.” Or rather men are.
This has been one of those rare years where (most) of the films I saw that I really liked the best came out in the first half of the year. Or, at least, well before the traditional start of awards season. But, with one exception, most of the year-end “awards bait” left me totally cold.
President Barack Obama hit back against Russia on Thursday for intelligence operations targeting the 2016 presidential election by imposing sanctions on two Russian intelligence services and expelling 35 officers from the country.
Senior Obama administration officials are scrambling to provide explanations after multiple reports, including in the Washington Free Beacon, identified the White House as being a chief architect of a recent United Nations resolution condemning the state of Israel, according to conversations with multiple former and current U.S. officials.
China’s military advanced along several fronts in 2016 in its concerted program to develop new asymmetric and conventional warfare capabilities while continuing to challenge the United States for military control of key waterways in Asia.
Congress is already setting the stage to cut off United States funding to the United Nations in the wake of a hotly contested vote last week in which the Obama administration permitted an anti-Israel resolution to win overwhelming approval, according to Congressional leaders, who told the Free Beacon that the current administration is already plotting to take further action against the Jewish state before vacating office.