SOURCE: Washington Post
Dismantling the Federal Bureaucracy Has Left Us All Vulnerable to COVID-19
by Teal Arcadi and Casey Eilbert
Decades of deriding bureaucrats and cuts have undermined government capacity to serve us when we need it most.
SOURCE: The Salt Lake Tribune
Ike deserves more credit for bringing down McCarthy
by Dennis Lythgoe
“The best treatment of McCarthy is to ignore him. That is one thing he cannot stand.”
SOURCE: Tom Dispatch
Eisenhower's Worst Nightmare
by William D. Hartung
When, in his farewell address in 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the “unwarranted influence” wielded by the “military-industrial complex,” he could never have dreamed of an arms-making corporation of the size and political clout of Lockheed Martin.
Fact-checking Trump's false US history lesson on debt, tariffs and building highways with 'CASH'
The US has almost never had "no debt." It was not even close to debt-free when it created the Interstate Highway System, and the national debt spiked when the military was built up during major wars.
Beware Anew the Military-Industrial Complex: Revisiting Eisenhower's Warning
by Gregory D. Foster
The military-industrial complex has been given new, unfettered life and license by the 2018 National Defense Strategy document.
Why Gen. Eisenhower Threatened to Quit Just Before D-Day
Before the invasion, the Allied commander was at odds with air force officers and Churchill over a controversial plan.
For once the Internet got a quote attributed to a president right
President Eisenhower did say that if a political party doesn’t advance a moral cause, then it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.
How the GOP Embraced the World—And Then Turned Away
by William I. Hitchcock
Decades ago, Dwight Eisenhower defeated the isolationist faction of the Republican Party. Now, Trump is toppling his legacy.
SOURCE: New Republic
Will Trump Be Nixon in China?
by Andrew Preston
The president's meeting with Kim Jong Un could go more like Eisenhower with Khrushchev—which wouldn't be good.
Trump Says 'This Is the Greatest Economy in the History of America.'
No, Eisenhower's probably was.
SOURCE: History channel
Eisenhower’s 1955 Mass Deportation Uprooted Over a Million Mexican Immigrants
The short-lived operation used military-style tactics to remove Mexican immigrants—some of them American citizens—from the United States.
Why Ike Keeps Going Up Up Up in Scholarly Polls
by Keith W. Olson
It’s because his legacy keeps becoming more and more relevant.
Eisenhower Ended the Korean War in 1953. Trump Could Learn From His Approach.
by Bruce W. Dearstyne
Trump does not seem up to the Eisenhower standard of statesmanship, alas.
Review of Lawrence S. Kaplan’s “Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament”
by Ron Briley
In the age of Trump, the Republican Party could use someone like Harold Stassen.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Will the United States ever get back on a bipartisan 'Middle Way?'
by Louis Galambos
History provides a lesson about how the United States can return to bipartisanship and more civil political discourse.
Video of the Week: Ike comes out in defense of Robert E. Lee
He counted Lee as one of the 4 greatest Americans.
Is It Possible That the Eisenhower Memorial Will Finally Get Built?
After more than a decade and a half of planning and controversy, work began on the long-stalled, $150 million memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower with a groundbreaking at the four-acre site in Washington DC.
When Soviets Launched Sputnik, C.I.A. Was Not Surprised
Declassified documents show that intelligence officers, and President Eisenhower, knew that the Soviet Union was close to launching a man-made satellite.
The Most Successful First 100 Days Of An Administration Didn't Belong To Who You (Or Donald Trump) Think
by Kevin M. Kruse
While FDR's New Deal may have be the gold standard for presidential agenda-setting, Dwight Eisenhower did more in his first hundred days than change laws—he changed a culture.
SOURCE: Roll Call
Massive Eisenhower Memorial Could Break Ground as Early as September
Congressional support among the last barriers after 20-year dispute.
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