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Stop Saying Bombs Teach Lessons
This argument about teaching lessons by using bombs and missiles is so weak it's laughable. Put into situations we all deal with every day, it doesn't pass the smell test. Read more...
Neocon Dan Senor Worries That Syria Vote Means That Congress Won't Back Iran Strike
Neoconservative Dan Senor, who worked to spin the Iraq war for the Bush administration, said on Sunday that he was worried that if Congress votes against military action in Syria then lawmakers may refuse to use military force against countries like Iran for the rest of President Barack Obama's term. Read more...
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama's administration for agreeing to discussions with Iran about the county's nuclear program because 'the time for talking is over." Read more...
If there were any lingering doubts about Mitt Romney's unfitness to serve as Commander-in-Chief, his shameful response to the killings of four Americans at a U.S. consulate in Libya should have put them to rest. Romney didn't know the facts. Read more...
June 1, 1980 - It's The Economy. It's The Hostages. It's The Horse Race.
June 1, 1980 - The economy takes a nosedive. George Bush drops out of Presidential Race. Assassination attempt on Urban League President Vernon Jordan. Hostage situation continues in Iran. Survivor from Mt. St. Helens eruption surfaces. Read more...

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May 2, 1979 BT (Before Thatcher).
May 2, 1979BT (Before Thatcher) - final day of campaigning ahead of British Elections. Incumbent Prime Minister James Callahan projected to win. Ayatulla Mohatari assassinated in Tehran, group calling themselves Forghan claim responsibility. Seven bombs go off in Paris. Kurt Waldheim visits North Korea. Jimmy Carter begins talks with Japanese PM Masayoshi Ohira over trade imbalance. Arthur Fiedler celebrates 50th anniversary as Music Director of Boston Pops. John Wayne back in Hospital. Read more...
March 12, 1979 - Forever Middle East.
March 12, 1979 - Carter meeting with Begin over Middle East Peace Process. Violence in West Bank. Anti-Carter riots. Energy Crisis looming. Arab Oil. Women demonstrate in Tehran over new dress code. John Stennis calls for Balanced Budget Amendment to Constitution. Howard Baker and Bob Dole call for investigation of Carter Family peanut business. Billy Carter under investigation by FBI for juggling books. Read more...
February 28, 1981 - Negotiations And Making Nice.
February 28, 1981 - The continuing Thatcher-Reagan romance. Pravda claims state department lying about arms shipments to El Salvador. Reagan asks for fund to reactivate WW2 Battleships. Budget cuts. Islamic Peace Mission in Tehran, trying to end Iran-Iraq War. Basque Separatists release hostages. Iran releases British Missionaries. Threats of violence between Vietnamese and U.S. Fishermen over Shrimp in Texas Gulf Coast. Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - Walter Cronkite Assesses Carter Foreign Policy - 1979
Newstalgia Reference Room - Walter Cronkite assesses Foreign Policy at the Carter White House in this commentary for CBS Radio on February 20, 1979. Read more...
January 20, 1980 - Summing Up The Week That Was.
News of January 20, 1980 and the week past. Carter White House inching closer to calling Boycott of Summer Olympic games in Moscow, getting sporadic support from allies. Soviet Afghanistan incursion now going through Public Relations phase, starting with kicking out US reporters, following in the steps of Iran's expulsion of foreign journalists. Final dispatches filed say growing unrest with Khomeni regime. United Nations votes unanimously to condemn Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Justice William O. Douglas dies. Read more...