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Affirming ‘America’s unbreakable bond’ with Israel – Washington Post

“I see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bonds between our nations, to restate America’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security,” he said. “It makes us both stronger. It makes us both more prosperous. And it makes the world a better place.” In welcoming Obama formally, Israeli President Shimon Peres said the visit, […]

spiciest meals in America – Fox News

Ask any child what America loves most, and they are very likely to say “eating” and “litigation.” Yes, we love to eat, but even more we love having to sign legal waivers that absolve the supplying business of any physical and/or emotional pain incurred thereafter by said individual(s) consuming said meal(s). Here are seven of […]

Why the "Retro Wife" Threatens America’s Economy – Forbes

Why the "Retro Wife" Threatens America’s Economy – Forbes

Phyllis Schlafly and New York Magazine’s “Retro Wife” Though I wish America could ignore New York Magazine’s “Retro Wife” cover story, the lesson of Phyllis Schlafly forces us to pay attention. The “Retro Wife” here is Kelly Makino, who stays home with the kids, “spoils” her husband, and wants her daughters to: “Have a career […]

The Western Writers of America lasso the best books of the year – Washington Post (blog)

The Western Writers of America lasso the best books of the year – Washington Post (blog)

<!– Text Size Print Reprints –> Once they covered the literary landscape like the America buffalo, but nowadays Westerns seem to have ridden off into the sunset. “Horse-puckey!” say the weather-beaten fans. Westerns may be down, but they’re not out. The true believers are still there, writin’ and readin’ the stuff. And […]

The Rest is Noise festival: America 1900-1950 – The Guardian

The Rest is Noise festival: America 1900-1950 – The Guardian

Link to video: The Rest is Noise festival: America, Dvořák and the struggles of black musicians In March, The Rest is Noise festival tells the first part of the phenomenal story of American music and how it came to dominate the 20th century. When Dvorák came to New York from Bohemia in the 1890s, he […]

Review: ‘Olympus’ is a tense yet generic return to let’s-assault-America action – Fox News

LOS ANGELES –  In a week when North Korea posted a homemade video showing the U.S. Capitol building being destroyed by a missile, what more logical response could Hollywood offer than a macho thriller about a Secret Service agent who takes on North Korean terrorists who attack the White House? The first of two similarly […]

The Rest is Noise festival: America, Dvořák and the struggles of black … – The Guardian

The Rest is Noise festival: America, Dvořák and the struggles of black … – The Guardian

The fifth part of London’s Southbank Centre’s Rest is Noise festival – that takes as its starting point Alex Ross’s survey of 20th century music – focuses on music in pre-war America. Here, US conductor Marin Alsop and the Guardian’s Tom Service discuss the African-American inspiration for Antonín Dvořák’s […]

Beautiful Gardens Across America To Celebrate The First Day Of Spring … – Huffington Post

March 20 marks the first day of spring, so we could think of no better way to celebrate the impending warm weather than by taking a look at some beautiful gardens at sites designated as part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The gardens each play their own roles in the historical significance of […]

US infrastructure: now 5% less shoddy – Washington Post (blog)

US infrastructure: now 5% less shoddy – Washington Post (blog)

<!– Text Size Print Reprints –> There’s bad news and surprisingly good news in the latest report card on U.S. infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Now with 10 percent less fail. (The Washington Post) The gloomy bit: America’s infrastructure only warrants a D+, with the ASCE estimating that we’ll need to […]

WonkTalk: How bad is America’s infrastructure, really? – Washington Post (blog)

WonkTalk: How bad is America’s infrastructure, really? – Washington Post (blog)

<!– Text Size Print Reprints –> Suzy Khimm and I discuss a new report card that gives U.S. infrastructure a D+. Things aren’t quite so bleak as they sound! Also, there’s some discussion of immigration and the ups and downs of America’s “virtual fence” at our border later on in the segment: By […]