Nine senior commanding generals have been fired by the Obama administration this year, leading to speculation by active and retired members of the military that a purge of its commanders is underway.
Retired generals and current senior commanders that have spoken with TheBlaze say the administration is not only purging the military of commanders they don't agree with, but is striking fear in the hearts of those still serving.
BP) For Abby Johnson, the closing of a single Planned Parenthood center demonstrated her dramatic reversal from abortion clinic director to leading pro-life advocate.
But for pro-lifers throughout the United States, it marked another exhibit in a hopeful trend -- abortion centers are shutting down at an unprecedented rate. The total so far this year is 44, according to a pro-life organization that tracks clinic operations.
For generations, eminent New York Times wordsmiths have swooned over foreign strongmen, from Walter Duranty's Pulitzer-winning paeans to the Stalinist utopia to Thomas L. Friedman's more recent effusions to the "enlightened" Chinese Politburo. So it was inevitable that the cash-strapped Times would eventually figure it might as well eliminate the middle man and hire the enlightened strongman direct. Hence Vladimir Putin's impressive debut on the op-ed page this week.
It pains me to have to say that the versatile Vlad makes a much better columnist than I'd be a KGB torturer. His "plea for caution" was an exquisitely masterful parody of liberal bromides far better than most of the Times' in-house writers can produce these days.
In this fixed camera view, SpaceX's Grasshopper makes a lateral movement of 300 feet before returning to its launchpad, but not before startling a nearby herd of cows. "No cows were harmed in the filming of this," quipped Adam Harris, SpaceX vice president of government sales, who showed the film at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Space 2013 conference in San Diego this week. read more
Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Texaco Inc. geologist Robert Ryan didn't suspect he was helping change the energy future of the Gulf of Mexico when he gave the go-ahead for a well that would break the world record for deep-water drilling.
When the 57-year-old executive started his career in the 1970s, 600 feet was considered "deep water." Shale was useless rock. Oil didn't exist below the salt layer.
"In the span of one person's career -- just one person's career -- two plays that couldn't exist according to our professors and our mentors are now some of the biggest plays in the world," he said.