In renaming a peak that honored a Republican hero, President Obama stepped into the center of a fray over political correctness, American culture, and partisanship.
There is an extraordinary number of Americans who feel passionately about Bernie Sanders. They should. As I wrote when I launched an exploratory campaign to be a "referendum president,": Sanders is a rare hero among politicians. Throughout his career, he has been unwavering in his advocacy for the issues he believes in, however unpopular. Show More Summary
A generous act by Tim Boyle, the Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Sportswear CEO, allowed the moms to see their sons receive France’s highest honor.
The private jets of CEOs get a bad rap, frequently tossed about as prime examples of corporate largesse. This week, one was put to very good use. On Sunday, Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle lent his Dassault Falcon 2000EX -- which is owned by Boyle and his wife, not by the company -- to a great cause. The three American […]
Richard Ira Bong was the greatest fighter pilot America has ever known, so please stop stealing those "Bong Recreation Area" signs. In the century since the human race discovered flight, America has sent its best, brightest, and bravest into the air to serve our country. Show More Summary
In the 1970’s, British writer Ted Lewis created a memorable lowlife in the Jack Carter trilogy. Now, his books are about to get a spectacular American revival.
Last week, three Americans foiled an attempted terrorist attack on a train in France. On Monday, they were awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest civilian honor, with their families in attendance thanks to Columbia Sportwear CEO Tim Boyle.http://gawker.com/american-servi... Read more...
LIBERTY-HATING FASCISTS ARREST AMERICAN HERO FOR DISABLING RED LIGHT CAMERAS: “‘In order to do this successfully, you only need a pair of balls and a painter’s extension rod,’ [Stephen Ruth] says in a how-to video he published on YouTube.” Back in 2012, Glenn put a quote from author James Scott on “Irish Democracy” into wide […]
Anthony Sadler, one of three Americans who thwarted a terrorist attack on a train in France, says he's glad to be home in Sacramento but has been overwhelmed by the attention.
> President Obama to attend DNC LGBT gala. > Mr. Robot finale delayed a week due to similarity between events depicted in the episode and the on-air killing of two journalists in Virginia earlier Wednesday. > Josh Duggar just checked into re… The post News: Josh Duggar, American Heroes, Anthony Kennedy, The Gambia appeared first on Towleroad.
Not every Bayern Munich fan gets treated like a VIP. But then again, not every Bayern Munich fan is American soldier Alek Skarlatos, who on Friday, rose to fame after he and three others subdued 26-year-old Ayoub el-Khazzani of Morocco who threatened to shoot passengers on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. [Suspect in high-speed train […]
The selfless acts by these “Anglo-Saxons” should also be a timely reminder that defense spending needs to increase. With few notable exceptions, it remains paltry, often under 2% of GDP. NATO can be an alliance that joins moral clarity with swift, decisive action, but it needs adequate investment to make such action possible.
The city of Sacramento is planning on holding a parade for the three Americans who helped stop a gunman on a Paris-bound train
It is rare when a polo shirt and a pair of khakis make such a graceful statement about style. But as worn by the three young American men who foiled an alleged terrorist attack, the informal uniform of vacationers and Friday businessmen never looked more elegant. [Americans awarded France’s highest honor after stopping European train attack] […]
To the editor: It feels good to be an American right now, thanks to three courageous U.S. tourists who subdued a gun-wielding maniac on a Paris-bound train. Our American heroes saved lives and prevented a potential bloodbath. ("Americans recount French train attack: 'He was ready to fight to the...
On May 4, 1980, Los Angeles Reader music critic Chris Morris went to see punk heroes PiL (John Lydon's post-Sex Pistols lineup) at the suitably seedy Olympic Auditorium near downtown LA. Morris and his "plus-one," a saxophone whiz named Steve Berlin, could never have dreamed that... Show More Summary
Clothing became part of the news when three Americans who received France’s highest honor for foiling a train attack wore smart casual.
American runner Jenny Simpson lost a shoe during the 1500 meter race at Tuesday's World Championships in Beijing. She did not stop running. Jenny Simpson kicks off her shoe (far right) with 600 meters to go, then shows her bloodied foot post race. Show More Summary
A really good write-up of the heroism displayed by our American heroes in France.