Murdoc has always thought John Stewart was pretty much a jackass, but he thought he was just a liberal-leaning comedian jackass.
Confederate flag down, but what happens now? Legions of people clapped, cheered and cried as South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag. But the euphoria of a moment that was more than a decade in the making quickly began to shift to a hard question to answer: What exactly had been accomplished for race relations […]
NBC’s Brian Williams Admits He ‘Misremembered’ Being in Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq Williams has been telling a story about how he was in a helicopter forced down after taking an RPG hit in Iraq in 2003. It turns out that it’s all completely true except for the part where he was in a helicopter […]
In era of tight budgets, how many aircraft carriers are enough? With 11 carriers, the Navy can maintain an average of 3.5 carriers deployed, according to retired Vice Adm. Peter Daly, who commanded a carrier strike group. The average is higher than three because when one carrier is relieving another in an area of operations, […]
The end of the tank? The Army says it doesn’t need it, but industry wants to keep building it. This article oversimplifies a lot of things about tanks and jumps to a lot of conclusions about their obsolescence, but it does contain a lot of interesting information about the state of the armor-building industry. BAE: […]
Pentagon Drops Plan to Mothball USS George Washington Aircraft Carrier The military had proposed an early retirement of the USS George Washington, reducing the U.S. carrier fleet to 10, as part of plan to deal with cost cuts imposed by Congress. That touched a nerve among a bipartisan group of lawmakers, who called on Defense […]
Oprah Winfrey: Americans Disrespect Obama Because He Is Black Winfrey told the BBC that President Barack Obama is receiving an unusually high amount of “disrespect” due to his skin color. There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. […]
So Much for the UN Charade in Syria… If there’s one favor Russia and China have done for us all lately, it’s been to reduce the United Nations to glaring irrelevance in the Syria conflict. Due to these two, there has been no Security Council resolution proposing to deal with Syria, and it looks like […]
US Cancels Military Exercise with Egypt The United States will not conduct the Bright Star training exercise with the Egyptian military in September due to the escalating violence by Egyptian security forces against civilians, said President Obama on Thursday.