Thomas Novelly

Code Pink’s DMZ Trip Criticized by Human Rights Activists

'These women are working on the other side too... we need to wake up'

CODEPINKAnti-war activists from CODEPINK and feminist leaders told lawmakers and Capital Hill staffers that they “opened a new door” to peace during a May trip across the demilitarized zone in Korea, and called for an end to isolationism to unite the region. Grace Jo was in the crowd on Tuesday evening, attentive and silently disagreeing.

TSA Faces New Lawsuit Over Body Scanners

The Transportation Security Administration is facing a new lawsuit for implementing body scanners before weighing in on public opinion or developing regulations for their use. The lawsuit would require the agency to come up with conclusive rules within 90 days, according to a press release.

Energy Subsidies Generate Financial ‘Green Bubble’

Taxpayers propping up fiscally dubious solar power installations

Private solar leasing companies are renting solar panels to homeowners at high costs while also receiving millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, a combination that could create a financial bubble similar to the 2007 housing market crash, according to a new report.

Americans at War

Review: Alexander Rose, 'Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima'

oldestOn the final day of fighting at Gettysburg, the blood had mixed with the dirt, darkening the mud in the Pennsylvania fields. Bayonets were fixed, swords drawn, and the casualties were heavy. Formal Napoleonic tactics maneuvers culminated in brutal episodes of hand-to-hand combat. One Confederate soldier fought through the chaos by bludgeoning five men with the stock of his rifle and shooting another. The Federal flag that was his objective was, finally, just an arms-length away from him. As he reached for it, a fellow soldier cut in and picked it up. As was often the case during the Civil War, the lucky soldier who managed to secure the enemy’s colors was rewarded with leave by the commanding general. His comrade claimed victory, and also won a ticket home. The other soldier’s fate is not certain.