Monthly Archives: August 2013

Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: War

  War drums are beating more loudly as the United States prepares a military strike against the regime of Bashar al-Assad for allegedly conducting a chemical attack that killed hundreds in a Damascus suburb. According to several published news reports, … Continue reading

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Chairman Does the Spartan

I completed my first adventure race Sunday, the 8-mile Spartan “beast” at Wintergreen┬áResort in western Virginia. Ya-a-ay. Three days later, I’m still hurting. Bo-o-o. Whether it’s the Spartan, Tough Mudder or GoRuck, these races have a common thread – lots … Continue reading

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Why We Fight

To defend ourselves, allies, interests and way of life. To defend the weak from the strong. To remind the world that we mean what we say. According to an informal poll in The Washington Post, 2 of 3 respondents don’t … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Every Breath You Take

The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Security Agency can access 75% of all U.S. Internet traffic. Given the ever-expanding, post-9/11 security bubble, I thought 75% seems low. Here comes the security vs. privacy argument again. Are these the … Continue reading

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The Presidents’ Game

As national security crises unfold, natural disasters destroy communities, and the economy swirls into the toilet, the U.S. president strolls to the tee in a colorful polo shirt and creased khakis, lines up between the big-boy black markers, and whacks … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Tirade: Lasorda on Bevacqua

It’s mid-August and for the first time in a while, it still feels like a season worth playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw’s eight scoreless innings keyed Saturday night’s 5-0┬ávictory over the Phillies – giving the Dodgers 10 … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Songs of the Week: Jump Around and 99 Problems

About a decade after House of Pain “came to drop bombs” with its one-hit video wonder “Jump Around,” Jay Z’s “99 Problems” popped up on MTV in 2004. “99” was entirely in black and white, and the version that aired … Continue reading

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