By Tim Radford, Climate News Network American researchers say seasonal swings in temperatures and CO2 levels are evidence of how agricultural advances and the population explosion have tilted nature’s balance.
[Washington orders General Lee to New Jersey — History.com](http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-orders-general-lee-to-new-jersey): >In what proved a fateful decision on this day in 1776, Continental Commander in Chief...Show More Summary
1. Daniel Schreiber, Susan Sontag: A Biography. I never tire reading about her, or reading her, for that matter. 2. Richard Bernstein, China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and America’s Fateful Choice. A very good book on how the Americans had a decent relationship with the Chinese Communists in 1945 and how rapidly that fell apart and […]
[The writings of George Washington](http://www.archive.org/stream/writingsofgeorge006wash/writingsofgeorge006wash_djvu.txt): >Hackensack, November 19, 1776 >To the President of Congress: >Sir: I have not been yet able, to obtain a particular account of the unhappy affair of the 16th, nor of the Terms on which the Garrison surrendered. Show More Summary
There is a report in Medscape about the keynote I gave at the American Society for Clinical Pathology 2014 meeting. TAMPA, Florida — The practice of medicine is in the midst of a technology-propelled revolution that places patients in the driver’s seat, delegates heard here at the American Society for Clinical Pathology 2014 meeting. “I think the […]
So here I am – a Czech diplomat working at the United States Department of State. For almost a year, I will be able to watch firsthand how American foreign policy is conducted and communicated thanks to an exchange program for diplomats called the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellowship (TDF).
By Garry Leech As a result of the United States’ disproportionate political, economic and military power, 121 million American voters hold the fate of billions in their hands every four years.
IN THE MAIL: From Rush Limbaugh, Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans. Plus, today only at Amazon: Canon Laser Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier, and Fax, $99.99 (80% off). And, also today only: 45% or more off on Patagonia shoes.
[The Continental Navy ship Alfred...](https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151709822408344.1073742591.76845133343&type=1): >...commanded by John Paul Jones, along with Continental sloop Providence, commanded by Hoysted Hacker, capture the British transport Mellish, carrying 10,000 winter uniforms later used by Gen. Show More Summary
On 15 November, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem opens a new exhibit called “In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould.” The museum explains:At the dawn of the American Revolution in a city bustling with trade, politics...Show More Summary
A revolution is afoot. Or at least a gradual change in American society. Although more American households have dogs than cats as pets, domestic cats outnumber dogs in the United States by more than four million. This is according to the most recent statistics I could find online from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Show More Summary
Nell Robinson’s family has fought in nearly every American conflict from the Revolution to the Iraq War. Working with producer Joe Henry and guests Kris Kristofferson, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, John Doe, and noted author Maxine Hong Kingston,...Show More Summary
Argo’s true story of the rescue of American diplomats during the Iranian revolution won multiple Oscars, Writers, Producers, and Screen Actors Guild awards, and shored up Ben Affleck’s credentials as a director. Still, it’s proven less popular with some of its real-life participants. Show More Summary
Jack N. Rakove ponders Eric Nelson’s new book The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding, in which the political theorist advances a contrarian take on how American colonists viewed the British monarch. Nelson argues that “[r]esistance leaders and the Continental Congress repeatedly urged George III to take their side in the struggle against Parliament’s […]
Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin conclude their eight-part series on American democracy and corporate capitalism with conversations about the consequences of relentless totalitarianism, the nature of participatory democracy and how to think about the possibility of revolution.
The Driving Force Behind the US Oil Boom by James Stafford of Oilprice.com The shale revolution’s sweet spot is oilfield services, the lower-risk backbone of the American oil and gas boom that pays off regardless of a play’s economics. Behind the stardom of the explorers and producers who have put themselves on the revolutionary shale [...]Show More Summary
The shale revolution's sweet spot is oilfield services, the lower-risk backbone of the American oil and gas boom that pays off regardless of a play's economics. Behind the stardom of the explorers and producers who have put themselves...Show More Summary
The shale revolution’s sweet spot is oilfield services, the lower-risk backbone of the American oil and gas boom that pays off regardless of a play’s economics.
Hilary W. Hoynes (UC-Berkeley), A Revolution in Poverty Policy: The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Well-Being of American Families, in Pathways: A Magazine on Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy (Summer 2014): Over the past 20 years, the safety net for families with children in the United States has been...
IN THE MAIL: From Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution, now in paperback. Plus, today only at Amazon: 50% Off Select PlasmaCar Ride-On Toys. And, also today only: 20% Off a Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire HDX 7? Wi-Fi Tablet.