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US Data Centers Help Allied Governments Spy On Dissidents
A new report has unveiled a shadowy world of online vendors all too willing to share their hacking expertise to any government willing to pay. Read more...
Avoiding The U.S.'s Next Grand Delusion
An interview with Robert Mann, author of *A Grand Delusion: America's Descent into Vietnam* on lessons still relevant today, occasioned by Syria crisis. Read more...
March 21, 1951 - Naming Names And Selective Amnesia.
March 21, 1951. N.Y. Crime Committee Hearings. Former Mayor-now Ambassador O'Dwyer grilled on cash payments. Korean War. U.S. troops advance to little resistance. 1,100 casualties this month. 56,000 casualties so far since it started. Call for joint meeting between Labor and Management. Deputy Foreign Ministers at Big 4 Conference in Paris reach no conclusions. HUAC Hearings start, focusing on Hollywood. And Government concludes it's case against three defendants in spy hearings. Defendant Julius Rosenberg denies any part in spy ring. Read more...
February 2, 1951 - Radioactive Snow.
February 2, 1951 - The war in Korea, frostbite, advancing towards Seoul and rumor of a 38th Parallel being established. On Capitol Hill; wage freeze relaxations, the railroad strike and a move to draft 18 year olds. Atomic testing in Nevada hinted at being responsible for radioactive snowfall in Canada. Religion making a revival, due in large part to the Cold War, the Korean War and The Atomic Bomb. Read more...
Weekend Talkshows Past - Election '52 - The Issues.
Weekend Talkshows Past with an episode of American Forum Of The Air, first broadcast in March 1952. The subject was "Issues Of 1952" featuring Senators Everett Dirksen (Republican) and Robert Kerr (Democrat), discussing what may be the deciding factors in the 1952 Presidential election. Read more...

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November 18, 1950 - Turkeys, The Mob And The Thing.
News for the week ending November 18, 1950. Thanksgiving coming up and a look at Thanksgivings past. Coach Herman Hickman given a 10 year contract by Yale, Playwright Robert Sherwood appeals for more Theater in America. Kefauver Crime Committee Hearings in Los Angeles with mobster Mickey Cohen on the witness stand. Korea continuing. A debate heating up on Capitol Hill over Foreign Policy. And the biggest record of the week is The Thing. Read more...
August 15, 1951 - "Scandal Mongers With Rotten Motives".
News of the day for August 15, 1951 - Senate Crime Commission Hearing dealing with Crime and New York Politics. Testimony from former O'Dwyer aid Irving Sherman blacked out at his request. Truce talks deadlock in Korea. Debate on Foreign Aid Bill postponed. Great Britain will still trade with Communist countries. Sen. Joe McCarthy wants equal time to answer Truman address citing Scandal Mongers with Rotten Motives. HUAC hearings to continue. Classical Piano legend Artur Schnabel dies at 69 from long illness and Iran rejects British proposal to split oil profits 50-50. Read more...
July 11, 1951 - Ever Hopeful.
News of the day for July 11, 1951 - Korean War Armistice/Ceasfire Talks continue. Fighting continues with casualty count up to 78,726. Cold War news. Soviet purges threatened in satellite countries. Congress debates over Price Controls with Beef Prices taking center stage. Flooding in Kansas threatening to be worst since 1903 and the 250,000th Refugee lands in the U.S. enroute to Wisconsin. Read more...
Memorial Day - 1950
Less than a month before Korea, years before Vietnam and decades before Iraq, Memorial Day was about remembering those who served and died during the Wars previous, back to the Civil War. The Second World War had only ended less than five years Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - The Moscow Conference 1945.
Newstalgia Reference Room- the Moscow Conference, an address by Secretary of State James F. Byrnes on his return from the Moscow Conference on post-World War 2 proposals from December 30, 1945. Read more...