Submitted by David on 2/5/13: Laurence sent me these two exceptional and poignant pieces by late Yale University student Marina Keegan. There isn’t much political about them, but I thought I’d add them to this list. Admittedly, I imagine I’m a little on the late end of reading these stories, but check them out here and here.
Submitted by Laurence on 1/11/12: Zakaria is at it again. This time, I think he does an admirable job of explaining some of the disillusionment behind Romney, and what I hope to be the central debate of the general election: jobs. Check it out here.
Submitted by David on 9/15/11: Really good summary in Spaceflight Now of NASA’s future planned manned space explorations including the new “post-shuttle super rocket,” capable of taking Americans to asteroids and even Mars. Check it out here.
Submitted by David on 8/15/11: An unfortunately realistic analysis of how Turkey is shifting away from Kemalism under Erdogan, and unlikely to return, in the Washington Post by Soner Cagaptay. Check it out here.
Submitted by Michael on 6/25/11: Steven Ratten explains why Ethanol tax credits are not only a waste of money, but help contribute to global food shortages in his NYT op-ed titled “Ethanol Production Wastes Corn”. Check it out here.
Submitted by The Team on 5/15/11: The National Catholic Register (the nation’s oldest Catholic newspaper) credited PHP‘s John today in its list of “The Best In Catholic Blogging”. Check it out here, and read John’s post, “Catholic Faith and Governance,” here.
Submitted by David on 5/13/11: CNN’s Gloria Borger does an excellent job outlining how and why politicians should not rely on Twitter for important moments. One’s connection to 21st century technologies does not equate to presidential qualifications. Well worth the read. Check it out here.
Submitted by Laurence on 4/27/11: Some have said that Donald Trump’s recent political stunts are not earnestly in an effort to run for President, but rather an attempt to garner more viewers for his TV show “Celebrity Apprentice”. If that’s the case, then Mr. Trump is even dumber than I thought. This article demonstrates that Mr. Trump’s show is made up of a mainly liberal audience, and that he is losing this audience because of his antics. Check it out here.
Submitted by David on 4/24/11: This is really fascinating. It’s an article by “Mr. Y” (actually two members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) saying how the U.S. has screwed up foreign policy over past years. While I don’t agree with the entire article, it’s particularly interesting because of by whom it’s written, and its link to the infamous “X” article in Foreign Affairs in 1947. Check out the PDF of the article here and Fareed Zakaria’s blog post on it here.
Submitted by Laurence on 4/21/11: According to the Terminator films, Skynet was supposed to start a killing spree today. The Economist starts with this jumping point and examines why we don’t have a “singularity” yet and why we don’t all have personal robots. Check it out here.
Submitted by David on 4/6/11: A very clean summary of the Oil Cartel’s dominance over the energy industry by former CIA director R. James Woolsey and co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) Anne Korin. They make the case for a Congressional Open Fuel Standards Mandate in a much more eloquent manner than I did in a few of my posts. The article is in this morning’s Wall Street Journal. Check it out here.
Submitted by David on 3/15/11: A piece by Niall Ferguson in Newsweek about the organicness of revolutions from within and how the U.S. can intervene, based on historical precedent. Not a flawless perspective, but interesting and well articulated. Check it out here.
Submitted by David on 3/14/11: Newsweek profiles Mayor Cory Booker’s (D-Newark, NJ) strong relationship Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ). These types of relationships between members of different parties have become too rare. It’s a short, fun read entitled “Best Frenemies”. In fairness, I should note that Jack sent me this article, so he deserves the credit for reading it first. Check it out here.
Submitted by David on 3/03/11: A great piece on the reasons behind the rise (and potential fall) of America and American exceptionalism by Fareed Zakaria in TIME. Check it out here. (3/17/11) Check out Harvard’s Joe Nye’s response here, entitled “Zakaria’s World.”
Submitted by David on 2/01/11: Today is the eighth anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy. It is important to remember both the sacrifices these voyagers made and the need to propel global exploration onward. Check out President Bush’s address to the nation here.