THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Introducing: The 2013 Smith Awards for Spectacular Disasters
Aside from new categories for the 2013 Othmar H. Ammann Awards, the Smith Awards, where the author picks the best and worst news in the world of (historic) bridges, also has a new category that will... Posted on 10/29/13 at 9:50 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES The Malingering American Dream
I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but the American Dream has had the flu lately. At least, that's the latest from the Washington Post, which published an article by Carol Morello, Peyton Craighi... Posted on 10/11/13 at 11:39 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Port Cities Luncheon, Greysolon Ballroom
The Port Cities Luncheon this year will be at the Greysolon Ballroom located at 231 East Superior Street, Wednesday, May 8th. The change in venue is due to the water problems at the Radisson Hotel.
T... Posted on 4/17/13 at 4:47 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Joachim Gauck is President of Germany. Who is Mr. Gauck?
We all have our political discussions at the dinner table this evening. In the US, many families are talking about the elections of 2012 and the direction the country is going regardless of ... Posted on 3/22/12 at 10:31 AM
The first week of President Obama’s bid to build political unity on Syria by bringing in Congress ended in near disarray, with top Cabinet officers and Pentagon officials providing murky or even contradictory responses to inquiries from frustrated lawmakers and reporters.
During the Cold War, eight sites around the nation (and two in Canada) housed 48-foot, 16,000-pound anti-aircraft missiles. Thanks to one historian, these nuclear warheads will finally get their day in the sun.
The retirement of John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court’s leading liberal but a justice who also could find conservative allies, is likely to set off an election-year political battle over President Obama’s second high court pick. Obama said he would quickly name a successor in Stevens’ same mold.
WASHINGTON — To a self-described “old feminist” such as Hadassah Lieberman, the recent blog-inspired attack against her — all related to husband Joe Lieberman’s obstruction of the Democrats’ health-care agenda — has been a surreal mix of “McCarthyism” and a “snowball fight on the playground.”
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Sunday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill with increased budgets for vast areas of the federal government, including health, education, law enforcement and veterans’ programs.
No force on Earth can stop Sarah Palin from becoming our very own “lite” version of Eva Perón — a glamorous and tragic legend, minus the tragedy. Eventually, some clever composer will write a blockbuster musical about her life and times. Stage directions will include: “Sarah fires gun. Moose dies.”
After buying a ticket, showing it to an usher, and walking into the Duluth 10 theater for “Bruno,” we were greeted by another usher asking to check our tickets a second time. The reason, he said, was to make sure no kids were getting in.
WASHINGTON — In the six months since the government’s bailout of insurance giant American International Group, a rescue that has become increasingly costly and contentious, one question has loomed above all others: Where did the money go?
As President Obama prepares to address Congress and the American people Tuesday night in what is effectively his first State of the Union address, he faces three key questions about how he’ll use the moment.
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