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Dulles: They don’t name airports after just anyone

“There is only one defense – a defense compounded of eternal vigilance, sound policies, and high courage” – stated Secretary of State John Foster Dulles to the Overseas Press Club in New York, March 30, 1954. John Foster Dulles was born Feb. 25, 1888, in the home of his Civil War general grandfather. His father […] …

Americans are addicted to controversial new search engine

Sponsored by Truthfinder Have you ever googled yourself? A crush? Your neighbors? Fifty-seven percent of Americans admit to keeping an eye on their online reputation, and 46 percent admit to using the internet to look up someone from their past. But Google is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding personal […] …

Chuck Norris laments retired athletes’ biggest challenge

I was 24 years old when I entered my first karate tournament. By the time I retired from active competition in 1974 as the undefeated six-time World Professional Middleweight Karate Champion, I was 34. According to my Winter Olympic metrics, that would make me twice the age of current American snowboarding champion Chloe Kim, the […] …

Find and reconnect with family members with this powerful tool

Sponsored by Truthfinder Even when you’re separated by time and distance, nothing is quite as strong as family. That’s what makes reconnecting with relatives such an emotional journey: These people are connected to you by blood. Everybody knows at least one family member who fell through the cracks. Maybe they’re an estranged uncle, a distant cousin […] …

‘Rise of the machines’ drives push for ‘universal basic income’

A revolution is coming to America and the world, and it’s threatening workers’ livelihoods, warn big tech moguls and politicians. It’s an automation apocalypse of sorts, some say, and the trend could plunge many of today’s workers into poverty and even homelessness in the near future. Humans in a wide range of industries could be rendered useless or […] …

John Quincy Adams had much to say about Muslims

On Feb. 21, 1848, “Old Man Eloquent” John Quincy Adams suffered a stroke at his desk in the House chamber. He had just given an impassioned speech against the Democrat plan to expand slavery into the Western territories acquired after the Mexican-American War. He died two days later without regaining consciousness. A bronze marker on […] …