Sunday Show Round Up

CDC downplays threat of Ebola outbreak on U.S. soil as American patient arrives in Atlanta

The Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Tom Frieden, appeared on four Sunday programs to quell fears that the United States may be at risk for an Ebola outbreak.

The Great Communicator’s Great Influence

Review: ‘The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan’

Ronald ReaganThough America has had quite a few great presidents, iconic presidents are much rarer. Icons appear only in hindsight and are created in a very specific fashion. First, one party will hail the president as great, while the other claims he has wrecked the country. Then the opposing faction realizes the president wasn’t that bad, and reckons with his policies and broader influence, changing its own policies in the process. And finally, both parties fight to claim the president as their own, that they are his true heirs.

Chinese Government Website Confirms New Multi-Warhead ICBM

Disclosure touted on anniversary of Chinese military founding

A Chinese provincial government website has disclosed the first official images of China’s newest and largest intercontinental missile—the multi-warhead DF-41, which is capable of striking the United States.

Congress Passes Visa Extension for Afghan Translators

House and Senate unanimously vote to grant 1,000 visas for translators threatened by Taliban

The Senate unanimously passed an extension to the U.S. visa program for at-risk Afghan translators who worked alongside U.S. troops on Friday, shortly after the number of available visas ran out and hours before Congress was set to leave for summer break.

Somalian Human Rights Activist Gives Her Take on Israel-Hamas Conflict

Five points made by Ayaan Hirsi Ali on global struggle against radical Islam

Somalian refugee turned activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali sees the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza as a microcosm of a much larger global problem, and does not believe that a peaceful solution is possible as long as radical Islam continues to exist.