The Congressional Progressive Caucus chair says Sanders can win Wisconsin and the other upper Midwest battleground states.
The post Mark Pocan Makes the Case That Sanders Is the Electable Candidate appeared first on The Nation.
They plan to.
After decades of being confined to experimental prototypes and Star Wars movies, laser weapons today are on the verge of entering wide-scale service, whether in the hands of infantry, mounted on trucks, armored vehicles, warships and even Air Force fighters.
Lasers focus beams of light to produce intense heat. They have virtually inexhaustible “ammunition” and are very cheap per shot compared to a missile or even a cannon shell. They are also...
Hope this helps the Secretary.
Brandon J. Weichert
Hopefully neither will ever happen.
Key point: A draft is politically unacceptable. However, if the existence of the country were really at stake, then it would become necessary to bring it back.
Since the 1970s, the United States has had an All-Volunteer Force (AVF). From the beginning of the United States until the end of the Vietnam War, the country had always conscripted eligible male members of its population to fight—and win—the nation’s wars. Yet,...
A watchdog group has requested records from the Illinois State Board of Elections after 574 noncitizens were added to its rolls, allowing some of them to vote illegally in the 2018 midterm elections.
The post Automatic Voter Registration Led to Illegal Ballots, Illinois Admits appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
Security, Middle East
Warfare by missile is going to be part of any major great power conflict. Is America up to the challenge?
On January 8, 2020, over a dozen Iranian missiles rained down on two American military bases in Iraq, highlighting the threat posed by the proliferation of intermediate-range missile systems among America’s most likely adversaries. In response to this threat, the U.S. Army is developing its own intermediate-range missiles capable of striking targets (such...
Not every problem has a handy legislative solution. And right now we are seeing an evolutionary process where internet companies are wrestling with moderation at scale.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act shouldn’t be “revoked, immediately.” Former Vice President Joe Biden — worried about online falsehoods — is wrong about that new policy idea of his, which the Democratic presidential candidate recently related to The New York Times. Again,...
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's anti-government protests were dealt a blow after a powerful Shiite cleric withdrew his support from the movement, leading security forces to set fire to protesters' tents overnight Saturday in the country's south, as well as re-open key public squares in Baghdad that had been occupied by
Key point: The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor shows that certain attacks can backfire on the enemy.
Since the 1950s, the supercarrier has been the most visible representation of U.S. military power and maritime hegemony. Although supercarriers have participated in nearly every military conflict since the commissioning of USS Forrestal in 1955, no carrier has come under determined attack from a capable opponent. In part, this is because supercarriers are...
Public Health, Americas
Do not panic- you're likely not at risk.
Editor’s note: The Chinese government has quarantined Wuhan, a port city of 11 million people, and it has restricted travel to and from several other cities, including Beijing, to contain the coronavirus that has sickened more than 800 people and killed at least 25 as of Jan. 23, 2020. A case has been reported in Seattle, and officials are monitoring a patient with a possible case in College Station, Texas. This...
The submarine S-51 might as well have been on the moon
Key Point: By the standards of the time, the ship may as well have been on the moon — and reaching the vessel would take astronaut-level courage.
It was the night of Sept. 25, 1925 and much of the crew of the submarine USS S-51 slept in their bunks. The S-class submarine, now well into her third year of service, puttered along the surface near Rhode Island on a mission toward the Atlantic.
“I’m further away from changing my mind,” said Sen. John Barrasso.
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