This week in 1783, George Washington bid a farewell address to his troops -- followed 13 years later by a farewell address to the nation. His most telling “farewell” passage.

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This week in 1804, Alexander Hamilton lost his life at the hand(s) of Aaron Burr. The current “duel to the death” of greatest significance

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This week in 1799, the Rosetta Stone was discovered, providing a key to understanding ancient hieroglyphics. Today, what needs translation and understanding

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Seventy-five years ago this week, Harry Truman signed the National Security Act establishing the Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, and National Security Council. A sensible national-security improvement

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Now that Congress has approved a “Chips and Science” bill that would provide over $50 billion in direct subsidies, plus an extra $24 billion in tax credits, to domestic semiconductor manufacturers . . .

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This week marks the 77th anniversary of the dropping of the “Fat Man” atomic bomb over Nagasaki, the last time a nuclear weapon was used in warfare. The next possible nuclear scenario

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This week in 1999, Vladimir Putin was confirmed as prime minister by Russia’s Duma. Putin’s path moving forward

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This week in 1996, Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act – aka, welfare reform. Another needed federal fix

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This week in 1964, California officially became America’s most populous state – a distinction it maintains despite a recent population decline. Today, the state that embodies America’s future

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Is the Monroe Doctrine still applicable to U.S. foreign policy–and should it be?

The Monroe Doctrine is an anachronistic imperialistic policy that rightly was discarded.
4% (5 votes)
There is no practicable way ever again to apply the Monroe Doctrine in the 21st Century.
8% (11 votes)
The Monroe Doctrine would be useful, but only if Latin American countries wished our protection.
18% (24 votes)
The Monroe Doctrine should be reenergized to prevent Russian or Iranian intrusions into the Western Hemisphere.
71% (96 votes)
Total votes: 136
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