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Alaska's Great White Mountain

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.

On Being 'Serious' About Reform

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

Meet the CEO who offered his private jet to help the mothers of the American heroes in France

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.

Meet the CEO who offered his private jet to help the mothers of the American heroes in France

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 […]

Remember the name of Major Dick Bong, a true American hero

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

Reviving London’s Toughest Pulp Hero

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

Columbia Sportswear CEO Sends American Heroes' Moms To Paris On Private Jet

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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. 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 […]

Hero who helped stop train attack: 'It feels good to be back on American soil'

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.

News: Josh Duggar, American Heroes, Anthony Kennedy, The Gambia

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

> 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.

Bayern Munich treats French train hero Alek Skarlatos to awesome day

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 […]

American Heroes on French Train Symbolize Atlantic Alliance

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.

Sacramento to welcome 3 American heroes

The city of Sacramento is planning on holding a parade for the three Americans who helped stop a gunman on a Paris-bound train

Polo shirts and khakis were just the right thing for three U.S. heroes to wear in Paris

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] […]

Praise for American heroes who stopped French 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...

Chris Morris Writes the Book on A Great American Band

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

On the Runway: Heroes in Polos and Khakis

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

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 loses shoe mid-race, keeps running like a hero on bloody foot

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

5 Things You Need to Know about the Americans who Stopped a Terrorist

A really good write-up of the heroism displayed by our American heroes in France.

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