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Doctor Strange:
Dazzling Visual Fun

|Published November 12, 2016|
By Cameorn Dale,
Thursday Review contributor


We could use this guy in the hours and days after the election, but, alas, he is but a comic book hero, one of many members of the Marvel Comics galaxy of...(click to read more)

Government Agencies Prepare to Combat Election Disruptions

|Published November 6, 2016|
By Thursday Review
staff writers


According to a government report obtained by NBC News and other media sources, several federal agencies are working in conjunction to block attempts by hackers in Russia from...(click to read more)

ABC News/Washington Post Poll Shows Clinton’s Lead Widening

|Published October 24, 2016|
By Thursday Review
staff writers


Though some polls have in recent weeks show a still extremely tight race for U.S. president between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman billionaire Donald Trump, with...(click to read more)

Reflections on the 50th
Anniversary of Star Trek

|Published September 18, 2016|
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


The latest cinematic installment in the Star Trek franchise—Star Trek Beyond—has largely recovered from what some industry analysts described for...(click to read more)

North Korean Ballistic Missile Test Draws Condemnation

| Published September 6, 2016 |
By Thursday Review staff

Despite international sanctions and worldwide protests, the government of North Korea says it is proceeding full bore with plans to develop ballistic missiles and...(click to read more)

Star Trek Beyond:
Better Than Its Slow Box Office Numbers

| Published August 15, 2016 |
By Maggie Nichols,
Thursday Review contributor


Okay here’s the news: I am a sucker for Star Trek stuff—the movies (basically all of them), along with nearly all the variations found on TV during the...(click to read more)

Federal Judge:
Trump University Case Will Go to Trial

| Published August 5, 2016 |
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor


A Federal judge has denied an attempt by Donald Trump to dismiss the pending court case against Trump University, the business school created to...(click to read more)

Tim Kaine Tests Message
With Clinton

| Published July 12, 2016 |
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor


Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has been chosen to serve as running mate to Hillary Clinton, now just days away from her acceptance of the nomination of her party in Philadelphia. In their...(click to read more)

Corrine Brown’s Legal Troubles Deepen

| Published July 12, 2016 |
By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor


A North Florida congresswoman who has survived a dozen political scandals—the sorts of fracases generally fatal to most politicians—is now...(click to read more)

British Exit:
Impact Spreads to Markets, Labour Party

| Published June 26, 2016 |
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


The ramifications of the British vote to leave the European Union continue to reverberate across the continent and around the world, with markets...(click to read more)

Sessions Receptive to Idea of Trump VP

| Published May 30, 2016 |
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


Donald Trump’s top campaign manager and vice-Presidential vetting coordinator Corey Lewandowski told reporters on Fox News on Sunday morning that he and the candidate had narrowed the...(click to read more)

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Taliban Chief

| Published May 23, 2016 |
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review staff


Top officials with the government of Afghanistan confirm that one of the Taliban’s top leaders is dead, the apparent target of a U.S. drone strike in western...(click to read more)

Trump:
IRS Audit May Not be Complete by November

| Published May 11, 2016 |
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


Donald Trump says he cannot release his tax records until the Feds complete an audit, apparently ongoing for several years. Trump has told reporters numerous times that there is...(click to read more)

Thaipusam:
Hindu Festival With a Hook, Well,
Lots of Hooks

| Published April 27, 2016 |
By Michael Bush, Thursday Review contributor

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam is one of the most intense cultural experiences of my life thus far. And that is saying quite a lot, seeing as how I’ve done some pretty strange and...(click to read more)

Musical Legend Prince Dead at 57

| Published April 21, 2016 |
By Thursday Review staff

Pop and rock legend Prince—also known as Prince Rogers Nelson, also known as Jamie Starr, also known as Alexander Nevermind, also known as The...(click to read more)

Delegate Math:
It Gets Complicated

| Published April 11, 2016 |
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


Most voters alive today have little if any recollection of what a brokered convention, or “open” convention looks like or...(click to read more)

Villanova Beats UNC

Villanova Beats UNC at the Buzzer
| Published April 5, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

To many sports reporters, to the thousands of fans in attendance in Houston, and to many millions who watched it on...(click to read more)


Ashton Carter

Pentagon to Request Troop Increase to
Battle ISIS

| Published March 26, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

The United States will soon be sending more American troops to Iraq over the next few months in an effort to step-up its ground operations against...(click to read more)


Brussels Terror attack

Brussels Terror Attacks Leave 31 Dead, Hundreds Wounded
| Published March 22, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

Terrorist attacks in Brussels have killed at least 31 people in a wave assaults which began early on Tuesday. The attacks included blasts triggered by suicide bombers at the...(click to read more)


RNC Convention Hall

Kasich’s Ohio Victory & the “Brokered Convention”
| Published March 17, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review
editor

For the Republican Party, the jury is still out on Donald Trump. It’s ironic, really.

By all rights and by most definitions, the billionaire is the...(click to read more)


Hillary in Palm Beach Florida

Mega Tuesday Nudges Clinton, Trump Closer to Nominations
| Published March 15, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review
editor

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each moved closer to securing their places as the nominees of their respective parties, with big wins in...(click to read more)


Trump Rally

Trump Calls for Arrests of Protesters & Hecklers
| Published March 13, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review
contributor

Republican front-runner Donald Trump sometimes plays it fast and loose with the U.S. constitution. This weekend, after several days of...(click to read more)


Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the CNN debate

Clinton Versus Sanders:
Shoring Up the Progressive Flank

| Published March 7, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review
contributor

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would like to put the primary and caucus process to rest so that she can make her strategic pivot, turning her...(click to read more)


Gym after tornado in Enterprise Alabama

Nine Years, Nine Lives:
A Tribute to Those Swept Away March 1, 2007

| Published March 1, 2016 |

By Jennifer Walker-James,
Thursday Review
features writer

Michael Bowen,
Peter Dunn,
A.J. Jackson,
Ryan Mohler,
Edna Strickland,
Katie Strunk,
Mikey Tompkins,
Jamie Vidensek,
Michelle Wilson.
Nine years,
nine lives...(click to read more)


Supreme Court building

Sandoval Excuses Himself from Short List for Supreme Court
| Published February 25, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Brian Sandoval, the Republican Governor of Nevada and just days ago a leading potential candidate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, has removed himself from the...(click to read more)


Sichuan

All The Tea in China
| Published February 18, 2016 |

By Michael Bush,
Thursday Review contributor

When people hear the name Chengdu, they either say, “What is that?” or “They got pandas there, you know!” And while it’s true that Chengdu in the Sichuan Province does have pandas, they also have many...(click to read more)


photo composition of Kim Jong-Un with missile in the background

S. Korea May Get Advanced Missile Defense System
| Published February 13, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Concerns about North Korean military activities—especially the test last month of a nuclear device which Pyongyang described as a small hydrogen bomb, and the North’s recent launch of a large...(click to read more)


Peyton Manning and Budweiser

Peyton Manning’s Big Budweiser Cypher
| Published February 8, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

At the conclusion of the Super Bowl on Sunday night, Denver Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning at least twice dropped the name of an iconic American beer brand, leading more than...(click to read more)


Hillary ties in Iowa

Wall Street Takes Center Stage in Democratic Debate
| Published February 5, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

In a televised debate only days ahead of the New Hampshire primary, the two major Democratic candidates for President sparred intensely and heatedly over...(click to read more)


Hillary ties in Iowa

Clinton-Sanders Iowa Tie: A Win for Clinton, A Win for Sanders
| Published February 3, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Iowa Democrats went to their caucus sites on Monday in massive numbers, energized by a tight race between Demo-cratic...(click to read more)


Abe Vigoda

Abe Vigoda, Godfather Actor, Passes Away at 94
| Published January 27, 2016 |

By Thursday Review editors & staff

This time, as in his classic movie role in The Godfather, Tom could not get him “off the hook.” Now he has shuffled off to a more peaceful place, which is a...(click to read more)


Democratic Debate January 2016

Sanders’ Lead Widens in New Hampshire
| Published January 20, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,     Thursday Review editor

According to a new CNN/WMUR poll, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders now maintains a substantial lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New...(click to read more)


French soldiers

Jihadist Attack in Burkina Faso Leaves 28 Dead
| Published January 16, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Just as was the case a few nights ago in Charleston when the Republican debate turned heavily toward issues of foreign policy, terrorism and military preparedness, so too will...(click to read more)


Earthrise NASA

Earthrise, 2016: Welcome to a New Year
| Published January 7, 2016 |

By Thursday Review editors

In an eerie redux of the iconic photo taken more than 40 years ago by astronaut William Anders during his Apollo 8 mission, and another...(click to read more)


Navy FA8 Super Hornet

Has ISIS Begun Losing Ground?
| Published January 5, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

The Pentagon says that a U.S.-led air campaign to degrade and destroy ISIS is making headway, finally, after more than 17 months of...(click to read more)


Alabama Crimson Tide vs Michigan State

Crimson Tide Unleashes Tsunami Against Michigan State
| Published January 1, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff writers

In a rare case of waters flowing west, the Crimson Tide will roll toward Arizona for a chance to become college football national...(click to read more)


Photo composition by Thursday Review

North Korea Able to Track Digital Files?
| Published December 29, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

According to the BBC, the operating system most commonly used by North Korea—Red Star OS—contains hidden code which allows...(click to read more)


Dolphins undefeated 1972

Panthers Fail to Topple Dolphins’ Landmark Record
| Published December 28, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

The Mount Everest of NFL seasons, it has remained the record-to-beat since 1972 when the Miami Dolphins achieved the only team in history to...(click to read more)


Peyton Manning

Manning Denies Doping Charge
| Published December 27, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Peyton Manning says it pains him even to have to deny it, but, deny it he has—and in vehement...(click to read more)


gun

Virginia Tightens Conceal-Carry Laws
| Published December 23, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

The battle between advocates of gun rights and advocates of stricter gun control laws is starting to escalate in the courts and legislatures of several...(click to read more)


Hmong New Year

Enjoying the Hmong New Year
| Published December 14, 2015 |

By Krista Tani,
Thursday Review contributor

There are people crammed into every nook and cranny. Most are decked out in their best Hmong outfit, so the whole place is...(click to read more)


Supporters of Donald Trump

Trump’s Call to Ban Muslims Sparks Backlash
| Published December 10, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Donald Trump says he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body, and told a reporter with CNN that his proposal to ban Muslims from...(click to read more)


San Bernandino shootout

ISIS Praises Couple in San Bernardino Massacre
| Published December 5, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

ISIS didn’t exactly take immediate credit for the terror attacks in San Bernardino, California which left 14 dead and dozens wounded—the worst...(click to read more)


Cygnus launch

NASA and Orbital ATK Prepare Cygnus for Launch
| Published December 1, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

NASA and partner company Orbital ATK say that if all goes well the Cygnus resupply spacecraft, sitting atop an Atlas V rocket, will lift off from...(click to read more)


Vladimir Putin, bomber shot down

Turkey Will Release Body of Russian Pilot
| Published November 29, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Turkish authorities will turn over the body of a Russian pilot killed when Turkish jet fighters shot down a Russian bomber last week. Speaking in...(click to read more)


Russian Bomber crash

Russian Bomber Incident May Pose Challenge for NATO
| Published November 25, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Turkish soldiers manning defense systems along the curvilinear border between Syria and Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 heavy bomber on...(click to read more)


attack scene in Mali

Islamic Militants Storm Hotel in Mali, 27 Dead
| Published November 20, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

According to media and first responder reports from the Malian capital city of Bamako, at least 27 people are dead after Islamic militants seized control of...(click to read more)


French Air Force Rafale B

French Airstrikes Continue Over Syria
| Published November 18, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

French airstrikes hit targets in Syria for the fourth day in a row, according to officials in Paris. France’s participation in the coalition...(click to read more)


Egyptian Airport

Russian Investigators Confirm Bomb Theory
| Published November 17, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Officials with British and American intelligence already knew the answer, but Egyptians confirmed it today with the arrest of two employees of the...(click to read more)


Yuri and Lindgren

Celebrating 100 Days in Space
| Published November 11, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Less than two weeks ago, two crew members of the International Space Station celebrated their 100th day in space aboard the...(click to read more)


MSNBC Forum

The Democratic Forum: Who Among You is the Most Progressive & Wise?
| Published November 10, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Watching Martin O’Malley face-to-face with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow in last week’s Democratic Forum, one had an eerie sense of déjà vu. The encounter was like...(click to read more)


Mike Huckabee campaigning

Huckabee, Christie Get Bumped From Fox News Debate
| Published November 6, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

At least two former top tier Republicans have now been bumped from next week’s main event to the undercard bout, the result of public opinion polls factored-in by...(click to read more)


Ben Carson at book signing at BAM in Tallahassee Florida

NBC News/WSJ Poll: Carson Leads Trump Among Republicans
| Published November 3, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Dr. Ben Carson is burnishing his position as the newly minted Republican front-runner in what has become the year of the outsiders for the...(click to read more)


Letter from RNC screenshot

RNC Nixes Partnership with NBC for Future Debate
| Published October 31, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Angry about how candidates were grilled by CNBC’s moderators during last week’s Republican debate in Boulder, Colorado, top RNC officials have...(click to read more)


Capital with computer cables

Senate Passes Cyber Security Bill
| Published October 28, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review staff

The hacking of U.S. businesses and U.S. government agencies has become a profound and dangerous problem for American security, and Congress wants to...(click to read more)


Martha Roby

Roby: Clinton Answers Not Satisfactory
| Published October 26, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

An Alabama Republican says that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to square the facts regarding decisions and communications before and after the...(click to read more)


Donald Trump campaigning for President in Jacksonville Florida

Trump: Polls, Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live   Without ‘Em
| Published October 25, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

He loves polls, he hates polls, he has conflicted feelings about polls. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a lot to say about public...(click to read more)


Tijuana border

Major Drug Cartel Tunnel Found in San Diego
| Published October 23, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Police and drug agents in Mexico have discovered an elaborate, sophisticated tunnel stretching from suburban Tijuana...(click to read more)


Hillary Clinton at Benghazi trial

Benghazi Hearings Produce Fireworks, But No Clinton Errors
| Published October 22, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Tempers flared between Republicans and Democrats during several hours of questions and answers in the GOP-led Benghazi hearings as...(click to read more)


Justin Trudeau

A Liberal Sweep in Canada’s Elections
| Published October 21, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

While Americans consider candidates in a Presidential election still more than a year away, voters in Canada sent a former high school teacher into...(click to read more)


CIA logo comoposition

Email Account of CIA Director Breached
| Published October 20, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

It may turn out to be an embarrassment for the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. government, or it may be a strange hoax. For now, law enforcement agencies and the whole...(click to read more)


Wal-mart store

Wal-Mart’s Tough Times
| Published October 19, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Wal-Mart is warning investors and Wall Street that it is going to facing tough times in the months ahead. Last week it said a...(click to read more)


Joe Biden, VP of USA

Make or Break for a Biden Candidacy
| Published October 16, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

A lot of Democratic Party analysts and planners have suggested this week that the door for a Joe Biden candidacy is rapidly...(click to read more)


DellEMCmerger

Dell to Buy Data & Cloud Firm EMC
| Published October 12, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Computer giant Dell announced on Monday that it is purchasing data storage and cloud computing firm EMC Corporation in a massive...(click to read more)


Jerry Paar with President Ronald Reagan

The Agent Who Saved a President
| Published October 10, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Jerry Parr, who died late Friday night at a hospice facility near his home, did what...(click to read more)


Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in Black Mass

Black Mass
| Published October 8, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

In a recent interview in Wired magazine, writer/director Aaron Sorkin tells readers of some advice he got from director/producer/writer Mike Nichols: when it comes to...(click to read more)


AT & T Stadium

Dallas Cowboys, NY Yankees Top U.S. Teams in Total Cash Value
| Published October 5, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

A recent report by Forbes magazine shows that by assets and net worth, the most valuable sports teams in the United States are the...(click to read more)


T-Mobile headquarters in Dortmund, Germany

T-Mobile & Experian Hack Exposes
Data of 15 Million

| Published October 2, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Consumers whose credit information has been collected and stored by the company Experian may have had their personal data...(click to read more)


Ben Carson bumper stickers

Carson Rakes-In Record Fundraising Totals
| Published October 1, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Ben Carson’s recent gains in the Republican polls have been paralleled by similar boosts for Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio. Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and author, has seen...(click to read more)


Shell gas station

Shell Suspends Operations in Alaskan Waters
| Published September 28, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Despite spending billions of dollars on initial work in the icy cold waters north of Alaska, Shell (full name: Royal Dutch Shell) has announced it will...(click to read more)


Trump bashing

Trump Thumps O’Reilly, Kelly, Rubio, Polls
| Published September 25, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is battling the press yet again, and this time it’s not with the “mainstream”...(click to read more)


Biden with talk show host Steven Colbert

Biden’s Polls Numbers Get Another Boost
| Published September 23, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Even though Vice-President Joe Biden is not officially running for President, his poll numbers continue to look good. In fact, if Biden were to enter the race, he could...(click to read more)


Photo composition by Thursday Review

Russia Sending More Weapons, Possibly Troops to Syria
| Published September 18, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Top Russian officials call the military build-up inside Syria “defensive in nature,” but U.S. intelligence experts and international military analysts say that Moscow’s rapidly...(click to read more)


Ridin' with Biden

Biden Meeting With Wolf Raises Speculation
| Published September 14, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Vice-President Joe Biden may be going in circles, much like the character Raymond in the movie Rainman—an “excellent driver” as long as he remains in...(click to read more)


Bumper stickers for Hilary

Clinton Paid State Department Staffer to Maintain Server
| Published September 6, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Hillary Clinton confirmed this weekend what has already been rumored for days—that she and husband Bill Clinton paid a top...(click to read more)


cover art of Shadow Diver & Pirate Hunters by Kurson

Shadow Divers and Pirate Hunters
| Published September 1, 2015 |

By Lisa K. Whitten
Thursday Review contributor

A few years ago I was wandering through a local used book store, perusing the bookcases for other things, when I kept seeing Shadow Divers on shelves. Since...

(click to read more)


Drew Barrymore in Scream

Rest in Peace Horror, Wes Craven
| Published August 31, 2015 |

By Lori Garrett
Thursday Review contributor

It was Halloween, 1985. I was three years old, and my parents decided it was time for me to see my first....

(click to read more)


Saturn in repose

Saturn in Repose
| Published August 28, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The planet Saturn takes on a moody, surreal appearance in this image captured using infrared filters on a camera aboard the Cassini space-....(click to read more)


Platte River staff

Denver IT Firm Regrets Clinton Contract
| Published August 20, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Platte River Networks, a Denver-based tech company chosen to manage Hillary Clinton’s server and email back in 2013, has told...(click to read more)


Alex Karras, Howard Cosell, and Frank Gifford

Frank Gifford, Rest in Peace
| Published August 19, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

Frank Gifford was a shining star on both the gridiron and in the announcer's booth, admired worldwide for his...(click to read more)


Earthrise NASAIRS illustration by Thursday Review

IRS Data Breach Worse Than Originally Reported
| Published August 18, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

A breach of the computer network of the Internal Revenue Service in the early spring of 2015 was far worse than officials with the...(click to read more)


Ukraine jet crash

Prosecutors: Fragments May be From Russian Missile
| Published August 12, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Dutch investigators and prosecutors are telling the world what almost everyone already knows: some small fragments of debris found...(click to read more)


image of keyboards and chips by Thursday Review

Russians Hack Joint Chiefs Email System
| Published August 8, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

NBC News and other media sources are reporting that the U.S. Department of Defense was forced to take offline its “Joint....(click to read more)


Stolen Valor image art by Thursday Review

Fake Soldiers: The Issue of Stolen Valor
| Published August 3, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-12; H.R. 258) is a federal law, originally crafted in 2005 and 2006 (signed by then-President George W. Bush), that was...(click to read more)


Baseball fan safety

Baseball Park Intimacy: Risk Vs Reward for Fans
| Published July 2, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

As of June 10, 2015, the Boston Red Sox have drawn 1,060,000 fans to their home field, historic Fenway Park. That attendance figure is....

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Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro Dead at Age 90

| published November 26, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Fidel Castro, arguably the most dedicated and tenacious defender of Marxist-Leninist political thought and communist philosophy of the latter half of the 20th Century, has died at the age of 90 after several...[read more]


Trump Victory Speech

Trump Wins Presidency, Defying Odds and Pundits

| published November 9, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

The longest, most expensive—and arguably the most contentious—American presidential election campaign in history has finally concluded, catapulting...[read more]


Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo’s Expanding Scandals

| published October 1, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

The problems facing U.S. banking giant Wells Fargo do not appear to be going away anytime soon. Top executives for the largest bank still face a storm of...[read more]


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Debate

Clinton Vs. Trump:
Sparks Turn Into Explosions in First Debate

| published September 27, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Arguably, never before in U.S. history has there been a Presidential debate with two more stylistically different candidates on the same stage, and that contrast brought both...[read more]


Gary Johnson

Will Presidential Debates Include
Third Party Candidate?

| published September 5, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

As voter dissatisfaction grows over a choice between two generally disliked candidates for U.S. President, attention is turning with unprecedented force toward third party candidates and independent candidates. Among those, one candidate...[read more]


F35B Lightning II

The F35 Lightning:

High Tech Bridge to
Cyborg War?

| published August 6, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

In a statement largely ignored by the media, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter early in August issued a press release congratulating the U.S. Air Force and its weapons system developers and test pilots for reaching an important...[read more]


Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech for nomination for POTUS at DNC

Battle Lines Drawn Between
Clinton and Trump

| published July 30, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Hillary Rodham Clinton made history Thursday night by becoming the first woman to be nominated by a major political party in U.S. history, accepting the role of standard bearer of...[read more]


Obama at DNC

Obama Highlights Night of
Unity and Attacks on Trump

| published July 28, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Democrats engaged in a massive show of unity at their convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night with headliner speeches by Vice-President Joe Biden, Vice-Presidential nominee...[read more]


Bill Clinton at DNC

Bill Clinton Highlights Tuesday
for Democrats

| published July 27, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Hillary Rodham Clinton—former attorney, former First Lady, former United States Senator, and former U.S. Secretary of State—became the first female nominee of a...[read more]


Bernie's entrance to DNC

Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, Highlight a Convention Beset by Heckles and Boos

| published July 26, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

A Democratic Party hoping to draw a sharp distinction with its Republican rivals by conducting a trouble-free convention found itself contending with...[read more]


Donald Trump accepts nomination

Trump Accepts Republican Nomination

| published July 22, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Donald J. Trump—a businessman, real estate mogul and reality television host with no previous political experience—accepted the Presidential nomination of the Republican Party at the...[read more]


Donald Trump at GOP convention in Cleveland

Republicans Nominate Trump
Amidst Controversy

| published July 20, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Amid controversy and lingering contention, Republican Party delegates gathered in Cleveland, Ohio nominated businessman and political novice Donald Trump on Tuesday night, a historic...[read more]


Turkish Coup

Turkish Coup Fails; Thousands Arrested

| published July 16, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Gunfire erupted in Istanbul and Ankara on Friday and Saturday, accompanied by helicopter and jet flyovers and tanks on the ground, as an apparent coup attempt...[read more]


Nice France terror attack scene

Terror Attack in Nice Kills 84,
Wounds Hundreds

| published July 15, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

A man driving a heavy truck loaded with weapons, several guns, ammunition and apparently fake grenades killed at least 84 people on a crowded street along the waterfront in the...[read more]


Dallas Texas

Protests Across U.S.; Police: Dallas Shooter Acted Alone

| published July 10, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Protests were held in scores of U.S. cities and towns in the wake of recent incidents involving white police officers and black citizens, and in the aftermath of deadly shootings in Minneapolis and Louisiana. Over the weekend, massive...[read more]


James Comey

FBI Decision on Clinton Emails Sparks Two Stories

| published July 6, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

The dueling narratives began within minutes of the FBI director’s remarks.

Campaign spokespersons and top staff of Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, naturally, took the high road, pointing to the...[read more]


Dhaka Commandos

ISIS Terrorists Kill 20 in Bangladesh, 150 in Baghdad

| published July 3, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review editor

The global repercussions of this week’s terror attacks in Bangladesh, following so closely on the heels of similar attacks in Istanbul and Orlando (at least 150 people were killed overnight in...[read more]


Istanbul Airport

Dozens Arrested After
Airport Attacks

| published July 1, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

In the wake of terror attacks which left at least 44 dead and more than 150 injured, Turkish police and security have cracked down on suspected terrorist cells, launching a wave of...[read more]


Ataturk Airport attack

Terror Attacks in Turkey Kill at Least 42

| published June 29, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

ISIS is believed responsible for a string of coordinated attacks in Istanbul, Turkey which have left dozens dead and one hundred wounded. The attacks included...[read more]


Democratic National Convention Headquarters in Washington DC

Russians Linked to Democratic Party Cyber Breach

| published June 18, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

The FBI and cyber investigators hired by the DNC now say that they have confirmed that hackers in Russia were responsible for the year-long breach of...[read more]


Orlando Florida police

Orlando Shooter Considered Attack on Disney World

| published June 14, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Omar Mateen’s wife reportedly told authorities that she attempted to dissuade her abusive, violent husband from further planning of his proposed mass attack, and may have accompanied him to...[read more]


Pulse Nightclub

FBI Director:
Orlando Shooter Radicalized by ISIS

| published June 13, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

U.S. FBI director James Comey says that Omar Mateen, the terrorist now responsible for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, was radicalized by Islamic State propaganda and travelled...[read more]


Pulse Nightclub street scene

Gunman Kills 50 in Orlando Nightclub

| published June 12, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

A gunman who pledged allegiance to ISIS entered an Orlando nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning and opened fire into the packed facility, killing at least...[read more]


Hillary Clinton DNC nominee

Clinton Wins California,
Clinches Delegate Victory

| published June 8, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Hillary Rodham Clinton, former first lady, former U.S. Senator, and former Secretary of State, effectively secured the nomination of the Democratic Party on Tuesday by...[read more]


Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

Sanders:

Clinton’s “Victory” a
“Rush to Judgment”

| published June 7, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says that the media—in collusion with certain people within the campaign of Hillary Clinton—has sought to suppress...[read more]


Hillary Clinton vs Email

Inspector General:

Clinton Violated Government Email Rules

| published May 25, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

As U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton violated Federal standards and Department of State rules regarding emails she sent and received during her tenure as America’s top diplomat...[read more]


Tampa Bay Tribune building

Tampa Bay Times Buys Tampa Tribune;
Ends Two Paper Era

| published May 4, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

It was one of the few major U.S. metropolitan areas still able to sustain two major daily newspapers, and the fact that the market maintained this business competition well into the...[read more]


F-35 Lightning II

Cutting Edges of the F-35 Lightning

| published May 3, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

At the Marine Base at Cherry Point, North Carolina, a new Marine Corps F-35 Lightning II I positioned on the flight line at an air show. The stealth fighter plane is...[read more]


flash drive on a map of Syria and Iraq.

Stolen Documents Show ISIS Seeks Upper Hand in Recruitment

| published April 18, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

According to security and terrorism experts commissioned by NBC News, a recently-obtained collection of documents exposes the recruitment methods and...[read more]


Skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur with a bridge

Scared as Kuala Lumpur: Or, Tourism in the Age of Terror

| published March 13, 2016 |

By Michael Bush,
Thursday Review writer

One of the benefits of being a stay-at-home parent is spending more time with the kids. One of the benefits of having a spouse that teaches for an international school abroad is that sometimes, as the...[read more]



George Martin, the fifth Beatle

George Martin, Beatles Producer,
Dead at 90

| published March 9, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

It’s easy to forget that he was almost a whole generation older than the famous rock and roll group he produced. What is not easy to forget is the impact that the little known...[read more]


Ted Cruz campaigning

Super Saturday Wins go to Trump, Cruz

| published March 6, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review features editor

GOP front-runner Donald Trump remained in the catbird's seat on Super Saturday as Senator Ted Cruz battled to position himself as the primary Republican alternative, according to...[read more]


Mitt Romney giving speech

Mitt Romney Offers Blistering Repudiation of Donald Trump

| published March 3, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Mitt Romney, speaking from the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and Public Service, called upon conservatives and Republicans to disavow Donald Trump and to choose a nominee instead from...[read more]


Chris Christie with Donald Trump

Trump and Clinton Score Huge Wins on
Super Tuesday

| published March 2, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Businessman Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton each racked up massive wins on Super Tuesday, adding to their respective delegate counts and channeling rank-and-file party support in such a way as to make it...[read more]


Rubio and Trump spar in the CNN Republican debate

Rubio’s Eleventh Hour War On Trump

| published February 27, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


The siege upon Trump Towers has begun, but it may be late arriving.

Despite months of other Republican candidates using weapons ranging from battering rams to stun grenades in an effort to sideline businessman Donald Trump and his seemingly inexorable...[read more]


Rubio and Trump spar in the CNN Republican debate

Republicans Spar In Wild Pre-Super Tuesday Debate

| published February 26, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


South Carolina came and went; Nevada came and went. And then there were still five, and there was Houston.

In a Republican nomination fight shorn of one-time front-runner Jeb Bush, whose poor showing in South Carolina forced him to acknowledge his message was not...[read more]


Convent, LA Tornado damage

Deadly Storms Strike Across South

| published February 25, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review features editor

A deadly storm system swept across large parts of the South and slammed into eastern Virginia Wednesday, killing three people and knocking out power to homes and businesses throughout the region, according to the...[read more]


Trump vs Clinton

Clinton, Trump Have Wide
Paths to Nominations

| published February 23, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Despite months of wildly unpredictable outcomes, raucous debates, and shocking words spoken, the conventional wisdom is now almost unified. We can pretty much take to the...[read more]


Railgun on deck

The Big Guns of the Future

| published February 17, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review features editor

The future of warfare, for better or worse, is almost here. Among the new tools of high-tech war are the F35A & B Lightning warplanes—with their stealth capabilities, north...[read more]


Antonin Scalia

West Texas Judge Consulted With
Scalia Physician

| published February 16, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

The county judge in West Texas who declined to press for an autopsy on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said she based her decision on conversations with Scalia’s physician, who had reported...[read more]


Scalia

The Scalia Replacement:

Expect an Epic Fight
| published February 15, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Within an hour of the first press reports of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and only 90 minutes before the start of what would become the Republican candidate’s most...[read more]


PBS Deocratic Debate Feb 11, 2016

Democratic Debate on PBS:

Wall Street Still a Thorny Issue

| published February 12, 2016 |
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

In a crucial debate on PBS which came only ten days before the voters of South Carolina go to the polls to pick their choice for the next President, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in a sometimes...[read more]


3rd US Infantry guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers

Winter, Blizzard, Snow, Wind Chill:

And Still They Stand Guard

| published February 10, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review features editor

A few weeks ago, about all anyone could talk about was the weather. Indeed the country was hit with what was the biggest snowstorm ever recorded: it paralyzed the eastern half of the country, shut down entire...[read more]


Wounded Warrior Project Headquarters in Jacksonville Florida

Wounded Warrior Project:
Wounded Confidence

| published February 3, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review features editor

A wise man once told me that just because you have the ability to do certain things, does not necessarily mean you ought to do them. Steven Nardizzi and...[read more]


Artist conception of new Inglewood, California stadium for LA Rams

Rams Returning to LA; Inglewood to Build $1.86 Billion Stadium

| published January 15, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor

Three score and 15 years ago the Cleveland Rams set forth on a journey that would lead to the City of ...[read more]


State of the Union 2016 audience

State of the Union: Wild Applause Versus Poker Faces

| published January 13, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Advance spin regarding President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union, the last he will deliver as U.S. president, suggested strongly that the speech would contain his...[read more]


Storm Troopers and Kylo Ren

Star Wars:

The Force Awakens

| published January 8, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Generationally speaking, it’s difficult to approach the Star Wars series without...[read more]


photo composition of Iran flag with missile images

How Far Will Iran Go to Bend (or Break) Accord?

| published January 4, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Iran just won’t stop being Iran, and its bad behavior in recent weeks and months have caused deep friction between U.S. lawmakers and the White House as Republicans (and many Democrats)—wary of...[read more]


F 18 Super Hornet

Recent Airstrikes Killed Some Paris Attackers

| published December 29, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Officials at the Pentagon and in the U.S.-led coalition engaged in the Middle East say that at least ten Islamic State operatives with direct or...[read more]


Democratic Debate, December 20, 2015

Clinton Versus Trump: Apology Wars & Debate Fallout

| published December 21, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

On Monday, Hillary Clinton told Donald Trump she will not apologize for telling viewers watching the recent Democratic debate that Trump’s insensitive and...[read more]


Ashton Carter in a helicopter

Ash Carter Used Private Email for Pentagon Business

| published December 17, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter may have violated security protocol when he used a personal email account to send and receive government business after taking over...[read more]


Royal Air Force Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to Lead Military Coalition Against ISIS

| published December 15, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

To battle ISIS and other terrorist organizations with violent or radical agendas, Saudi Arabia says it has formed a coalition with other...[read more]


USS Zumwalt

USS Zumwalt Begins Sea Trials

| published December 8, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

In this photograph provided by General Dynamics and the U.S. Navy, the newly christened destroyer USS Zumwalt sets to sea on December 7 from the...[read more]


Aerial view of SUV in San Bernandina attack

San Bernardino Suspects
Had Links to ISIS

| published December 4, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Though for many Americans the violent drama which played out on live television in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday already looked and...[read more]


Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre

Welcome to my Secret Lair:
A Look at SPECTRE, the Latest Bond Thriller

| published November 26, 2015 |

By Michael Bush
Thursday Review writer

Before we get started, let me fill you in on my opinions of James Bond. Anyone before Sean Connery is unknown to me; never watched any of...[read more]


Sunset from the USS Ronald Reagan

Sunset in the Waters Near Japan

| Published November 24, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

U.S. Navy mass communications specialist 2nd class Raymond D. Diaz took this dazzling photograph this week in the waters south of...(click to read more)


Brussels Station

Terror Concerns Still Haunt Europe

| Published November 23, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

The death toll in the Paris attacks now stands at 130, with the number of victims in critical care units in hospitals hovering around 90...(click to read more)


Eiffel tower in Paris France

Paris Death Toll Rises to 130

| Published November 20, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The death toll from the terror attacks in Paris has climbed from 129 to 130, according to the French medical authorities and law enforcement officials said...(click to read more)


French Police

Terror Arrests Made in Paris Suburb

| Published November 18, 2015 |

by Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review editor

Following the investigative trail of the Paris terror attackers, Paris police and French law enforcement raided an apartment in the suburban Paris neighborhood of Saint-Denis early Wednesday, prompting a...(click to read more)


Photo of US Capitol composite with French flag

ISIS Video: We Will Strike America

| Published November 16, 2015 |

by R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

ISIS militants have released a new video and new online warnings that it intends to wreak havoc and death upon countries participating in air strikes, drone attacks, or on-the-ground military operations against the...(click to read more)


Eiffel Tower composite

Paris Attacks: Do They Change the ISIS Narrative?

| Published November 14, 2015 |

by R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

ISIS militants have taken responsibility for the deaths of 129 people in Paris in a series of well-coordinated terrorist attacks, possibly signaling that the Islamic State intends to expand its war across the globe and on a truly vast...(click to read more)


Eiffel Tower photo by Sarah Herrin

ISIS Launches Rampage in Paris

| Published November 14, 2015 |

by R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Terrorists have struck out against at least six targets in Paris on late Friday and early Saturday, killing at least 128 people in various locations around metro area, and forcing the city to go on lockdown and spurring government officials to declare a state of emergency.

The attacks, which are believed to have been coordinated, began in the evening in different parts of the sprawling city. After hours of tense standoffs and...(click to read more)


Pluto Modern Art

Pluto as Pop Art

| Published November 12, 2015 |

by Thursday Review staff

Relax Earthlings, Pluto hasn’t been vandalized by graffiti artists with millions of cans neon and dayglow paint. Nor should you adjust the...(click to read more)


American soldiers celebrating Armistice

A Peaceful Little Glade: The First Armistice at Compiégne

| Published November 10, 2015 |

Kevin Robbie, Thursday Review contributor

On November 11th, we will observe Veterans Day, honoring those people who have served in the armed forces. Originally observed as “Armistice Day,” beginning in November of 1919, Veterans Day has been...(click to read more)


Fred Dalton Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson: Prosecutor, Actor, Politician

| Published November 2, 2015 |

R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

His vocal chords were among the most distinctive and recognizable in Hollywood, and in American politics. At least one famous Presidential candidate joked “If I had his tonsils, I would be...(click to read more)


XXYY band

Qingdao & The Magical Powers of Beer

| Published October 30, 2015 |

By Michael Bush, Thursday Review contributor

Being in a punk rock band, people typically expect you to be tough, surly, angry, even mean, and that you won’t take any crap from anyone. That’s not really me, though. Nor does it...(click to read more)


Great wall of China

Thank the Lord for Ice Cream!

| Published October 23, 2015 |

By Michael Bush, Thursday Review contributor

Being a parent is hard. No one really prepared us for how hard it actually is. Moving to China with a three year old is even harder. No one really prepared us for how...(click to read more)


scene from Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies: Best Film of the Year

| Published October 14, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Twentieth century history is back in vogue, and making lots of money at the box office. A spate of recent big-budget films has made American history cool again on the big screen, and—save for a couple of exceptions—without...(click to read more)


Chinese islands

China Christens Contentious Military Outposts

| Published October 10, 2015 |

By Keith R. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

Despite official opposition and numerous complaints to international organizations, China and its military have completed the construction of lighthouses, technology towers and other facilities on...(click to read more)


Matt Damon in The Martian

The Martian:
Ridley Scott Scores Big

| Published October 6, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Some movies have a kind of hyper-predictable template even going in—you just pretty much know and understand the plot, and all the things that can go right and wrong with the protagonist. And you are aware of the narrative even before you get...(click to read more)


The Nile as seen from space

Space Station View:
The Nile at Night

| Published October 5, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is slightly past the halfway point in his one year mission in space aboard the International Space Station. A few days ago Kelly captured this dazzling, glittering photograph of the Middle East and Northeast Africa. Most apparent in the...(click to read more)


VW Sedan

Volkswagen’s Long Road Ahead

| Published September 24, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The so-called "Dieselgate" emissions scandal that rocked automaker Volkswagen this week has left millions of car owners and thousands of dealerships wondering...(click to read more)


Hillary Clinton

FBI Recovering Clinton Emails

| published September 23, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

According to Bloomberg and other media sources this week, the FBI has begun the process of recovering emails from the server which Hillary Clinton used while Secretary of State. Some inside the FBI are telling reporters...[read more]


Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future

When Time Travel Was Fun:
Back to the Future at 30

| published September 12, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Want to feel really old? Remind yourself, assuming you are of a certain age or generation, that 30 years ago American movie theaters saw a slew of movies geared toward the ample expendable cash of teens and young...[read more]


Bertha tunnel in Seattle Washington

Seattle’s
Big Dig:
Bertha is Still Stuck, For Now

| Published September 9, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

One of the biggest tunneling projects in the world is stuck, sort of literally. Seattle’s massive tunnel project—which has as its main attraction a giant...(click to read more)


Temple Bel Palmyra

Destruction of Palmyra Intolerable, According to UNESCO

| Published September 3, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The destruction of the Temple of Bel in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra at the hands of Islamic State extremists last week was an “intolerable crime against civilization” according to the chief of the United Nation’s principal...(read more)


JB Beasely's sisters

Breaking Their Silence:

Sisters & Family Talk About Two Unsolved Murders

| Published August 21, 2015 |
 

By Jennifer Walker-James, Thursday Review contributor

“The world is a dangerous place; not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” –Albert Einstein

Sisterly love knows no boundaries; even when separated by death at the hands of a faceless killer. For sisters, Jacqui, Jillian, Jayme, and JoBeth Burgoon, this is... (click to read more)


Photo composition by Thursday Review/Clinton image courtesy of Hillary Clinton for President

Server May Yield More Problems for Clinton

| Published August 19, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Hillary Clinton would like for the issue of her emails—deleted or saved—to go away. Some political observers suggest that the former Secretary of State, former U.S. Senator, and former first lady might just get that wish, as the investigations into her personal server turn from... (click to read more)


Aurora Space Station

Space Station View of an Aurora

| Published August 18, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Auroras are spectacular images, but seen from space the light effect created by energy particles playing off the upper reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere can be even more dramatic. Such is the case with this impressive photograph taken by NASA astronaut Scott Kelley from the... (click to read more)


Indonesian airliner

Indonesian Plane Was Ferrying Half a Million in Cash

| Published August 17, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

At first glance, the story seems like the plot to a fictional crime-adventure movie. An airplane with 54 people aboard drifts off course over dense, remote jungles—some of the most impenetrable lush tropical forests in the world—with officials at first concluding that the plane went down in...(read more)


Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's Email Woes

| Published August 14, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

As Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address and a homebrew server becomes a central topic of conversation for journalists following the 2016 Presidential campaign, the brouhaha continues to spread into other parts of Clinton’s inner and outer circles.  After the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch and attorneys for the Associated Press—in separate cases—brought lawsuits against the... (click to read more)


Hillary campaign

Clinton Hands Over File Server to FBI

| Published August 12, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts Thursday Review contributor

Hillary Clinton, pledging to cooperate with an unfolding and widening investigation into her use of a private email account while she served as U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, has handed over the file server she used to store and manage those emails, according to Clinton campaign staffers and several... (click to read more)


GOP debate 2015

First GOP Debate: Playing the Trump Card

| Published August 7, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton Thursday Review editor

The jury remains out on the meaning of the first televised Republican presidential candidate debate held this week in Cleveland, Ohio, and hosted by Fox News. Though not a surprise, the narrative and the tone within the room was controlled by two dominant and inescapable... (click to read more)


J.B. Beasley & Tracie Hawlett

Bittersweet 16:

The Harrowing Story of an Unsolved Case, From a Mother’s Perspective

| Published August 1, 2015 |

By Jennifer James, Thursday Review contributor

Two girls. A party. A misdirection. A single phone call. A double murder. A parent’s worst nightmare—their worlds shattered. Two south Alabama... (click to read more)


Beijing Olympics 2022

Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

| Published July 31, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff


The vote was close—extremely close. But after much debate and discussion the International Olympic Committee selected Beijing to serve as host city for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Beijing will become the first city in modern Olympic history to host both... (click to read more)


along the Turkish border with Syria near Jurayjiriyah, Syria

Turkey Gets Tough (Finally) on ISIS

| Published July 25, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Turkey has been in a tough spot for more than two years because of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.  ISIS’s rise from the chaos and lawlessness of northern Syria began to present serious challenges for Turkey, a key member of NATO and a country which sits on the...(click to read more)


El Chapo cell block

Arrests Made in Guzman Escape Caper

| Published July 18, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Mexican authorities have arrested at least seven people who investigators believe facilitated or assisted Sinaloa Cartel boss and drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in his dramatic escape from a maximum security prison early in July. Media reports from Mexico City say that... (click to read more)


El Chapo escape portal

Mexican Officials: We Were Warned of Guzman Escape

| Published July 17, 2015 |

By Thursday Review
staff writers

After more than four days of silence on the issue, the Mexican government on Friday admitted that the agents of the U.S. DEA and FBI had warned Mexican officials of a possible escape by drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on several occasions during early 2015, and that the U.S. had...(click to read more)


El Chapo inset with prison background

El Chapo Had Help From Prison Insiders

| Published July 14, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Word that drug kingpin and Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had help breaking out of Mexico’s most secure federal prison comes as no particular shock to anyone who follows the news, or recalls Guzman’s fondness for tunneling in the years he...click to read more)


El Chapo escape pipeline

U.S. Officials Aware of Guzman Escape Plans

| Published July 13, 2015 |

By Thursday Review
staff writers

That Joaquin Guzman, also known as El Chapo, used a tunnel to make his escape from Mexico’s most maximum security prison should come as no particular shock. Tunnels are El Chapo’s forte, and his vast army of operatives...(click to read more)


CIA Seal

CIA, Pentagon Co-Opted Help of Top Psychologists

| Published July 11, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

According to the New York Times, top officials within the American Psychological Association downplayed both the extent of—and the effectiveness—of harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the post-9/11 years.

Those top APA officials, according to documents obtained by the New York Times, were aware of the strong dissenting views of psychologists and psychiatrists within both...(click to read more)


Government Cyber Attack

More Than 22 Million Impacted by Cyber-Attack

| Published July 9, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

The government now says that the hackers who gained access to data from federal websites in early June have stolen the Social Security numbers belonging to at least 22 million people. The hackers behind that massive cyber-attack are believed to be based in China. Beijing has denied involvement in the attack, and has gone further, accusing...(click to read more)


Photo illustration digital baseball by Thursday Review

Cyberball: Major League Baseball and Information Security

 
| Published July 4, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie Thursday Review contributor

Professional sports teams are constantly searching for a competitive advantage over their counterparts. Sometimes this has involved dubious methods and the tools of trickery and spycraft: opposing teams secretly videotaping team practices, managers hiring lip-readers to...(click to read more)


Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential candidate

White House Knew of Clinton’s Private Email Account

| Published July 1, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff writers

Top White House officials in the then-newly minted administration of Barack Obama knew that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was using a private email account and an off-site server for her State Department correspondence. The Associated Press is reporting that White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel officially asked...(click to read more)


ISIS convoy

ISIS-Linked Attacks Indicate Success of Militant Outreach

| Published June 29, 2015 |


By Thursday Review staff

Despite the ongoing and consistent position of the United States, the Iraqi military and some partner nations in the coalition forged to battle the Islamic State, the militant group known as ISIS continues to advance—both geographically and on the world stage. Multiple and nearly simultaneous terror attacks last week, coupled with well-coordinated offensives in its ground wars in Syria and Iraq, demonstrate that...(click to read more)


Hillary Clinton

Clinton’s Missing Emails: Critical Documents Deleted

| Published June 26, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Hillary Clinton would like to concentrate primarily on running for President, her preferred mode for more than two years. But according to the Associated Press and other news reports, problems related to emails she sent and received while she served as the top U.S. diplomat continue to....(click to read more)


Navy FA18 E

U.S. to Send More Troops to Iraq

| Published June 10, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The White House has authorized sending additional U.S. military forces into troubled Iraq, where Iraqi troops and security forces are weakening in the ongoing...(click to read more)


China Hack photo composition by Thursday Review

China Hacks Federal Employee Records

| Published June 5, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts Thursday Review contributor

For at least the second time in one year U.S. security experts say that hackers with direct links to China have breached U.S. government websites and taken critical data, this time the personal information of more than four million current and former federal employees. The data was...(click to read more)


Chinese reef construction

Tensions in the South China Sea

| Published May 30, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

The cobalt blue and emerald green waters which separate China from its neighbors—the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei, and even the southernmost islands of Japan—may look placid and idyllic with their scattered, tiny islands and salt white beaches, but those waters also represent one of the most...(click to read more)


Saturn's serene surface

Saturn’s Outward Calm

| Published May 18, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The surface of the giant planet Saturn is a place of turmoil and storm and (literally) breathtaking deadly power. On a typical Saturn day winds can exceed 1000 miles per hour, and storm systems swirl like high speed hurricanes and massive tornadoes, turning the atmosphere into a murky, dense soup of gas— (click to read more)


Hillary's Video

Will Clinton Foundation Disclose All Documents?

| Published May 12, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review contributor

Though the executive director of (and various spokespersons for) the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation now concede that mistakes have been made in the way the charitable foundation managed it donations and its recordkeeping, the Clinton Foundation remains a Rubik’s Cube of...(click to read more)


Chernobyl Disaster

Zone of Alienation: The Chernobyl Disaster,
April 26, 1986

| Published April 27, 2015 |
 

By Kevin Robbie Thursday Review contributor

During the 1980’s, the United States and Soviet Union (USSR) were locked in an arms race which included the development, refinement and production of nuclear weapons. Each side possessed...(click to read more)


Baseball montage

Baseball’s Shifting Future

| Published April 20, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

Major League Baseball recently celebrated its 112th opening day. After an offseason of nearly five and a half months, the familiar cry of “play ball” was heard once again in stadiums across the country. Baseball has long been a part of the fabric of American culture and love of the game has been passed down from generation to generation. One of the appealing...(click to read more)


Hillary Clinton Presidential candidate

Clinton Foundation Will Continue to Accept Foreign Cash

| Published April 16, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

The Presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton is rolling forward at full speed. Clinton put to rest more than 30 months of speculation last weekend with her Sunday announcement via a video released on Twitter and other social media—a video in which she said she indeed intended...(click to read more)


Green Bank Telescope located deep in the Appalachian Mountains near the tiny town of Green Bank

Deep Space Observation Versus Lawn Care

| Published April 7, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Here’s one we guarantee you were not expecting, even in the weird news department:

Astronomers are worried that new high-tech, robotic lawnmowers and radio-controlled fertilizing drones will... (click to read more)


Photo composition, Thursday Review

Lessons of the Turkish Power Outage

| Published April 3, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton 
Thursday Review editor

A massive power outage which affected about half the country of Turkey and lasted for more than 10 hours is being touted as an example of why the power grids of the United States and other countries require both technological upgrades as well as a careful, top-down retooling of security and... (click to read more)


Jeb Bush

North Korea: The Emperor’s New Clothes?

| Published March 20, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review editor

The Kim Family have ruled the “Democratic Republic of Korea” (DPRK or North Korea) since 1948, when Kim Il Sung, a Korean guerrilla fighter in World War II, was installed by the USSR as the leader of that nation. Korea had been ruled as a Japanese colony from 1910-1945 and Kim Il-Sung fought in the anti-Japanese...(click to read more)


Rings of Saturn

Rings of Saturn

| Published March 17, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

No, this is not a black and white photo experiment with someone’s vinyl record. This is image is the work of Cassini, and a team of imaging experts in Boulder, Colorado.

In a stunning deep-focus image, a photo taken from the Cassini deep-space probe’s special wide angle lens using a red filter, Saturn’s...(click to read more)


Downtown LA sunset

Chance of Major California Quake Has Risen

| Published March 12, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

People in California are no slouches when it comes to earthquakes: on some days there can be as many as a dozen tremors, hundreds in a typical week or month, and thousands in any given year. The majority of these quakes is mild, and cause little damage. California experiences, on...(click to read more)


NASA space walk

The View From Above

| Published March 3, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Astronauts Terry Virts and Barry “Butch” Wilmore went outside the safe confines of the International Space Station on Sunday and Monday of this week for...(click to read more)


Viet Nam soldiers

"Crack the Sky, Shake the Earth..." A Look Back at Tet

| Published February 14, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

The celebration of “Tet Nguyen Dan,” or “Tet” in abbreviated form, marks the arrival of spring based on a Vietnamese variation of the Chinese lunar-solar calendar. The Tet is one of the most important celebrations in Vietnamese culture. Special meals are cooked...(click to read more)


Cuban & US baseball

Cuba Relations & Baseball:
Just Let 'Em Play

| Published January 28, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

A couple of summers ago, I travelled with my family to Key West. We accumulated a lot of photos, including an obligatory set taken at the iconic marker which indicates the distance to America’s neighbor to the south: “90 miles to Cuba” that concrete...(click to read more)


High Speed Railway

California’s High-Speed Rail Project Under Way

| Published January 14, 2015 |

R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Jerry Brown was recently sworn-in again as California Governor, meaning he has now served longer than any other chief executive in the history of the Golden State. He was re-elected in large part because of his skill at balancing a budget once more out-of-...(click to read more)


Nicolas Maduro Pew Research

Oil, Debt, and Venezuela on the Brink

| Published January 9, 2015 |

R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

Drivers in the United States and Canada may have a lot to celebrate because of those falling gas prices. If the trend continues through late spring and early summer, the typical American household will have saved about $1100 over 12 months—even more if prices dip lower.  In many U.S. states the price of gasoline...(click to read more)


The Beatles with Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein, George Martin & The Early Beatles

| Published January 5, 2015 |

Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

[Editor’s Note: Back in late November, Thursday Review published Kevin Robbie’s article “The Best of Callars: The Beatles & Brian Epstein,” which retraced the trajectories of a young music salesman named Brian Epstein and the young members of the Beatles. Here is Kevin’s follow-up to...(click to read more)


California High Speed Rail

High Speed Rail: Hurry Up, And Wait

| Published December 27, 2014 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

High speed rail service is one of those subjects that make most Americans yawn. In permanent love with their gas-guzzling...(click to read more)


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Trump’s Huge Win:
How the Pundits & Pollsters Got it Wrong

|Published November 11, 2016|
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


The editors here at Thursday Review wrote two headlines early on Tuesday: Clinton Wins, World Ends at Midnight; Trump Wins, World Ends at Midnight. Both headlines, however, were deemed...(click to read more)

White House:
FBI Director in
“A Tough Spot”

|Published November 1, 2016|
By Thursday Review
staff writers


Days after FBI director James Comey sparked controversy by sending a letter to Congress explaining that the bureau is reopening certain aspects of its once...(click to read more)

Wild Town Hall Debate May Have Changed Few Minds

|Published October 10, 2016|
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review
editor


Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump met on stage in St. Louis Sunday night for the second of three...(click to read more)

Obama Used Fake Name When
Emailing Clinton

|Published September 24, 2016|
By Thursday Review
staff writers


During Hillary Clinton’s tenure as U.S. Secretary of State—the same period during which Clinton used a private email account and an unsecured private server...(click to read more)

NY & NJ Bomb Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder

|Published September 19, 2016|
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor


Police and FBI agents have apprehended at least one of the suspects believed responsible for a series of weekend terror attacks in New York City and New Jersey, where explosives...(click to read more)

World Outrage Over
North Korea Nuke Test

|Published September 10, 2016|
By Thursday Review staff

Dozens of world leaders and scores of governments are condemning North Korea for its testing this week of a nuclear device, the second such test by Pyongyang in...(click to read more)

Russian Hackers Stealing
U.S. Voter Data

| Published August 30, 2016 |
By Thursday Review staff

The White House and the FBI believe that Russian hackers—possibly supported by the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin—were behind a series of cyber thefts of...(click to read more)

Can Brown Secure Adequate
Legal Team?

| Published August 21, 2016 |
By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor


Prominent civil rights attorneys Betsy White and Bill Sheppard were the first to turn their backs on U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown following her July 8 indictment on tax fraud and...(click to read more)

Can Corrine Brown Survive This
Legal and Political Storm?

| Published July 31, 2016 |
By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor


A Florida Congresswoman with a penchant for surviving scandals and political fights, and a track record of rebounding politically, is now facing her most serious...(click to read more)

Pence Highlights GOP Night of
Eloquence, Contention, Chaos

| Published July 21, 2016 |
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


Indiana Governor Mike Pence accepted the nomination of the Republican Party to run for vice-President of the United States at a sometimes raucous convention in Cleveland on...(click to read more)

North Korea Calls U.S. Sanctions Act of War

| Published July 7, 2016 |
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor


It’s not the first time officials in the isolated country has called something an act of war, but this time the saber rattling is...(click to read more)

British Vote to Leave EU, Cameron Resigns

| Published June 24, 2016 |
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


The vote was supposed to be a close one, at least according to polls conducted as recently as two days ago. Instead, voters in the Britain have...(click to read more)

State Department Altered Public Record on U.S.-Iran Deal

| Published June 3, 2016 |
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


As if the U.S. Department of State did not already have enough to contend with in recent months over a variety of accusations regarding its handling of...(click to read more)

Gary Johnson Set to Become Libertarian Nominee

| Published May 26, 2016 |
By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson hopes that as Americans become disgusted with the tone and tenor of the Presidential race between businessman Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that voters will strongly...(click to read more)

Guzman Faces Extradition to U.S.

| Published May 22, 2016 |
By Thursday Review staff

The governments of Mexico and the United States reached an accord this week to allow the extradition of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the U.S. for prosecution, a move which had...(click to read more)

Trump Morphs on Taxes, Minimum Wage, More

| Published May 8, 2016 |
By Thursday Review staff

The Republican front-runner for President—now the effective nominee-apparent—says he is shifting a few of his key positions on taxes and wages. He does not describe them as...(click to read more)

In the Heart of
the Sea:
The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex; Nathaniel Philbrick

| Published April 25, 2016 |
By Karen Franklin,
Thursday Review contributor


I admit that previous to learning of this book, I thought that Melville's novel Moby Dick was based on rumor or "myths" of large whales attacking, even...(click to read more)

Chelsea Clinton:
Scalia’s Death Opens Door to Tougher Gun Laws

| Published April 23, 2016 |
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor


Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, said this week that the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia opens the door to...(click to read more)

Russian jet flyovers

Russia Flexes Muscles With
Extreme Flybys

| Published April 14, 2016 |

By Thursday Review
staff writers

The Pentagon says it was arguably the most dangerous set of simulated attacks and close fly-bys that the U.S. Navy has encountered in a two year period in which...(click to read more)


USS Zumwalt

USS Zumwalt Departs for Second Set of
Sea Trials

| Published April 7, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

In this photo taken in Bath, Maine two weeks ago, the massive stealth guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) sets to sea for a...(click to read more)


bomb disposal robot throws first pitch

First Pitch, Robot
| Published March 30, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

A U.S. military bomb disposal robot brings out the ceremonial baseball for the first pitch at a March 25 spring training game between the...(click to read more)


Photo-composition FEMA logo and money

Despite Inspector General Report, FEMA Grants Still Waste Cash
| Published March 25, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

Taxpayer dollars set aside for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are being wasted because of recurring problems in the way that...(click to read more)


Trump rally

Violence & Mayhem Increases at
Trump Campaign Rallies

| Published March 20, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

The violence inside and outside rallies for Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has become more commonplace this weekend, with incidents in...(click to read more)


Burial site

Will Florida Find Genuine Closure for Dozier School for Boys?
| Published March 14, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor

The Florida Legislature has committed $500,000 toward reburying the remains of children and teens found in unmarked graves at a now-infamous state-run reform school in the...(click to read more)


Sri Srinivasan

Obama Narrows List for Court to Just Three Names
| Published March 12, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review
contributor

According to media reports the White House has reduced its once-wide search for a nominee to the Supreme Court to just three names.

The Obama administration has been...(click to read more)


Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan Passes Away at 94
| Published March 6, 2016 |

By Thursday Review
staff writers

Nancy Reagan, second wife to Ronald Reagan and the woman who became the central love of The Gipper’s life almost from the moment they met in the 1940s, died today at the age 94 at her home near...(click to read more)


Saturns three moons

Three Moons and a Dance of Gravity
| Published February 22, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

In this recent photograph taken in visible light from the Cassini spacecraft near Saturn, three of Saturn’s moons are visible in an unusual grouping. The image shows Tethys (above the plane of the rings), Enceladus (closer to the center), and the...(click to read more)


Donald Trump gives victory speech after winning South Carolina election

Trump Wins South Carolina;
Clinton Takes Nevada

| Published February 21, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pulled off a big win in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, beating back a last minute surge by her one remaining rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Despite late polls on Thursday and Friday showing...(click to read more)


Ted Cruz

Question of Cruz Eligibility to be Heard in Chicago Court
| Published February 19, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Questions over the eligibility of Texas Senator Ted Cruz to serve as U.S. President may be proceeding through the courts in a surprising way.

Despite GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s frequent threats to...(click to read more)


William Lescher

U.S. Navy Settles on $159 Billion Budget for 2017
| Published February 11, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

A few days ago the U.S. Department of the Navy released its proposed budget for the fiscal year 2017, a whopping $165 billion. But according to the website...(click to read more)


Carly Fiorina in a CNN debate

ABC Republican Debate: A Good Night for Governors; Bad Night for Rubio
| Published February 7, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,   Thursday Review editor

With less than 48 hours to go before voters in New Hampshire go to their polling places to participate in the nation’s first primary, Republican candidates met for a...(click to read more)


Ted Cruz wins Iowa

Iowa: Cruz Surprises Trump; Rubio Finishes in Strong 3rd Place
| Published February 2, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Amid record turnout for the Iowa caucuses—the first U.S. state to vote for would-be party nominees and the nation’s first real...(click to read more)


Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Candidate

Sanders Releases Medical Records
| Published January 28, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

With the Iowa caucuses only days away—effectively the start of real voting as Americans choose the next President—one issue may weigh heavily on...(click to read more)


Half moon Enceladus

Half Moon, Or Half Enceladus?
| Published January 25, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

If you answered “half Enceladus,” you would be correct, Jeopardy fans. If your next question was “what’s an Enceladus,” don’t...(click to read more)


last Democratic Debate 2016

Democratic Candidates Spar in Charleston
| Published January 18, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

With only two weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses, Democratic candidates for President met for a debate hosted by NBC News and...(click to read more)


Alan Rickman in Die Hard

Alan Rickman Dies at Age 69
| Published January 14, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

A great screen villain is dead. Among his various memorable roles, he played one of the most ruthless and imposing heavies ever...(click to read more)


Kim JungUn wearing headphones

N. Korea Says Loudspeakers Are An Act of War
| Published January 10, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

North Korean officials say that their country is being pushed “to the brink of war” because of a South Korean loudspeaker system near the demilitarized zone which...(click to read more)


Guzman aka El Chapo recaptured

Fixation on Tunnels May Have Been El Chapo’s Downfall
| Published January 9, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

For six months he was—again—the most wanted and most hunted man in the world. But this past week Mexican police, Mexican Marines and Mexican Special Forces units, heavily...(click to read more)


composite image with Kim Jung Un and hydrogen bomb images

North Korea Claims Hydrogen Bomb Test
| Published January 6, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

North Korean officials announced that its military had tested a small hydrogen bomb early on Wednesday, raising concerns about the rogue...(click to read more)


Rochester NY

Terror Arrest Made in Rochester
| Published December 31, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

With police and law enforcement worldwide on conditions ranging from watchful to highest-alert, and with some European cities tamping down...(click to read more)


Fireworks scene

Brussels Cancels New Year’s Celebrations Amidst Terror Concerns
| Published December 30, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Brussels city officials have cancelled all major celebrations for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, citing credible evidence that terrorists may...(click to read more)


scene from Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
| Published December 27, 2015 |

By Michael Bush,
Thursday Review contributor

Those two words alone are enough to make me smile. I don't need to know anything else you're about to say following this phrase—the title of...(click to read more)


Tim Kopra's spacewalk

Spacewalk: Making Room for Rendezvous
| Published December 22, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Just days ahead of an arriving Russian cargo resupply spaceship, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and Expedition 46 commander Scott Kelly suited-up and went...(click to read more)


Lindsey Graham

Graham to Suspend Presidential Campaign
| Published December 21, 2015 |

By Thursday Review contributor

Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Senator and an outspoken critic of GOP front-runner Donald Trump, suspended his Presidential campaign on Monday after...(click to read more)


Bernie Sanders

Sanders Campaign Staffer Fired Over Clinton Data
| Published December 18, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

A top campaign staffer for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders lost his job this week—fired for allegedly stealing and viewing campaign...(click to read more)


Janis Joplin's Porsche

Janis Joplin's Porsche Breaks Records
| Published December 12, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Janis Joplin’s 1964 Porsche just became the most expensive car ever sold at auction. The convertible car, which was painted in 1968 by...(click to read more)


Former President Jimmy Carter in Nepal

Carter Says Tests Show No Sign of Cancer
| Published December 6, 2015 |

By Thursday Review editors

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter issued a brief statement on Sunday that recent medical tests showed that his cancer was...(click to read more)


Still frame from dash camera in Chicago police car one second before Laquan McDonald was shot by police

Did Mayoral Election Prompt Chicago Police Conspiracy?
| Published December 2, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

The radioactive political fallout in Chicago continues to increase amid accusations that Chicago police officers may have...(click to read more)


Cell Tower

NSA Ends Bulk Collection of Phone Metadata
| Published November 30, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

The National Security Administration’s wide-reaching program of bulk data harvesting ended Sunday at...(click to read more)


Kim Jung Un & missile photo composition

North Korea Missile Test May Have Failed
| Published November 28, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Military and intelligence analysts say that North Korea attempted a test of a medium-range submarine-launched missile early on Saturday, but the test may have...(click to read more)


Police blocking access to street near site of bombing in Tunisia

12 Dead in Bus Attack in Tunisian Capital
| Published November 24, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The Islamic State is claiming responsibility for a bombing attack on a bus carrying members of the elite Presidential Guard in...(click to read more)


photo composition of US & Syrian flags by Thursday Review

Syrian Refugee Crisis Sparks Intense U.S. Debate
| Published November 19, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation requiring that refugees arriving to the United States from the Middle East—in particular...(click to read more)


Anonymous Guy

Anonymous Hacktivists Plan to Wage Cyber War on ISIS
| Published November 17, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review staff

The international hacker-activist group known simply as Anonymous has declared cyber-war on the Islamic State, telling its followers worldwide that it intends...(click to read more)


Presidential Candidates, Ben Carson & Donald Trump composite

Trump Mocks Carson, Ridicules Iowa Supporters
| Published November 13, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review staff

Republican candidate Donald Trump is engaged in a battle of words against co-front-runner Dr. Ben Carson over some of the claims made by...(click to read more)


Ann Rosenheck

Striving Against Darkness:
The Story of Holocaust Survivor Ann Rosenheck

| Published November 7, 2015 |

By Jennifer Walker-James
Thursday Review staff

In the Old Testament, it is said that the soul of man is the candle of God. Thus, the flickering of the candle’s tiny flame serves as...(click to read more)


crash site guys

U.S. & U.K. Intelligence:
ISIS “Chatter” Prior to Russian Crash

| Published November 6, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review staff

Though there is still a wide range of disagreement between officials in Egypt and Russia over what caused the breakup and crash of a Metrojet Airbus A321 last weekend on...(click to read more)


Sharm el-Sheikh terminal

Downed Passenger Plane May Spark Russian Escalation
| Published November 5, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Alongside the widening investigation into what brought down a Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula last weekend, there is an increasing fear that the...(click to read more)


Larry Lessig

Lawrence Lessig Suspends Campaign
| Published November 4, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Presidential candidate Larry Lessig says the Democratic National Commitee changed the rules—and the party’s top brass made those changes just as he was on the...(click to read more)


Russian airliner crash

U.S. Satellites Detected Heat Before Crash
| Published November 3, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

A doomed Russian passenger plane emitted a large heat signature while still in the air at—or near—its cruising altitude, and right up into...(click to read more)


Russian airliner crash

Russian Airliner: Claims and Counterclaims Over ISIS
| Published November 1, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review staff

Though the governments of Russia and Egypt each insist there is no credible evidence that an Airbus A321, which crashed Saturday in a remote area of the central...(click to read more)


Space selfie by Scott Kelly

What’s Different About This Selfie?
| Published October 29, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

One of the great achievements of pedestrian technology is the classic selfie—the ubiquitous grist for the mill that is social media and the internet. Hundreds of millions of selfies are taken every day in...(click to read more)


Messier 63 Sunflower

Spirals of the Sunflower Galaxy
| Published October 26, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review staff

The elaborate and colorful spiral arms of the galaxy known as Messier 63 come to life in this remarkable photo captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in September. Cosmologists, scientists and astronomers have...(click to read more)


photo composition of map and earthquake sign

NASA: Chance of Major L.A. Quake 99%
| Published October 23, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review staff

According to a new study released this week by NASA, Los Angeles can expect a major earthquake—that is a quake greater than magnitude 5.0—...(click to read more)


SLS artist conception

A Look at SLS and Orion
| Published October 22, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

No, this is not a photograph—it is merely a hyper-realistic artist’s conception of the soon-to-be-built Space Launch System (SLS) rocket configuration, the largest...(click to read more)


Scene from Everest

Everest is a Thrill Ride, Literally
| Published October 19, 2015 |

By Maggie Nichols,
Thursday Review writer

Hang on to your seat, or hang on to the person you go with to the theater. And if it is available in your area, see this movie in either the...(click to read more)


Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre

Will Daniel Craig Soon Leave the James Bond Series Behind?
| Published October 11, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Actor Daniel Craig says he may be done with the James Bond franchise. Craig has told reporters for various entertainment newspapers and magazines that although he has...(click to read more)


street vendors

Remove Your Shoes Before Entering the House in China (or, the grossest article you will ever read at Thursday Review!)
| Published October 9, 2015 |

By Michael Bush
Thursday Review contributor

It would be an enormous understatement to say that you, as a westerner (American, Canadian, Brit, wherever), are not prepared for China. You can...(click to read more)


Cherrios boxes

A Massive Recall for Cheerios
| Published October 6, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

General Mills is recalling more than 1.8 million boxes of cereal as a result of possibly wheat contamination in boxes labelled...(click to read more)


Google Headquarters

Google is Now Alphabet
| Published October 5, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Google has officially renamed its technology and entrepreneurial division Alphabet in an apparent attempt to give identity latitude...(click to read more)


Yogi Berra

When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It:
A Few Words About
Yogi Berra

| Published October 4, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra died recently at the age of 90. Although he retired as a player in 1965, Yogi remained active in baseball and was one of...(click to read more)


Big Willie Tank in WW1

The Anniversary of
Big Willie:
How the Tank Made it to Battle

| Published September 30, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

Since the dawn of warfare, soldiers and armies have sought to gain a competitive advantage on the field of battle....(click to read more)


Secretary of State email

White House Locates Additional Clinton Emails
| Published September 26, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Hillary Clinton’s email problems don’t show any sign of going away soon. This week the White House says it has located a thread of emails pertinent...(click to read more)


cover art of The Bees

The Bees; Laline Paull
| Published September 17, 2015 |

By Kristy Webster
Thursday Review contributor

Readers, you will be absolutely captivated by this fascinating look at the honeybee through the eyes of one individual bee, Flora 717, a lowly sanitation bee. This is not a case of...(click to read more)


Twin Cities

Twin Cities USA: ISIS Recruiting Center
| Published September 16, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

According to the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice, the American city with the worst track record of activity linked to ISIS—the...(click to read more)


photo composition by Thursday Review/Google satellite images

North Korea Nuclear Program Running Full Speed
| Published September 15, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff/p>

Though its frequent threats against its closest neighbors in Asia—most especially South Korea and Japan—make daily life unpredictable, North Korea’s...(click to read more)


Hillary Clinton

Clinton Server May Yield Deleted Emails
| Published September 13, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Even as the Department of Justice says that it can find no specific law which would have prevented then-Secretary of State...(click to read more)


Hillary Clinton

Clinton Emails Reveal Confusion, Frustration Over Term Classified
| Published September 1, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

It’s no secret that some of the biggest lobbying firms and marketing agencies in and around Washington pay....
(click to read more)


cover art for Go Set A Watchman

Go Set a Watchman; Harper Lee
| Published August 30, 2015 |

By Karen Franklin
Thursday Review contributor

This recently published book about the Finch family takes place after Harper Lee's 1960 To Kill a Mockingbird, but....
(click to read more)


Temple at Palmyra

ISIS Militants Destroy Temple at Palmyra
| Published August 24, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

Palmyra, a Roman-era city with archaeological relics dating back more than 2,000 years and with still-....
(click to read more)


South Korea Troops

Rocket-Fire Traded Between North and South Korea
| Published August 20, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

A war of words over loudspeakers may have triggered rocket-fire, with missiles fired back in retaliation...(read more)


Kim Jong-Un

N. Korea Changes Time Zones, Threatens War
| Published August 16, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and his media minions in Pyongyang have again ramped up their language to include the threat of outright war.....
(click to read more)


Airbus Hypersonic Plane drawing

New York to London in One Hour?
| Published August 5, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

If Airbus succeeds, people leaving London’s Heathrow Airport could be landing at New York’s JFK Airport about one hour after...
(click to read more)


Phishing

Phishing Attacks Hit U.S. Agencies
| Published August 3, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The computer systems and email accounts of several federal government agencies and several large U.S. corporations have been...
(click to read more)


Underwater ring measure

Underwater Measurements, Crete
| Published July 28, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Deep under the waters of Souda Bay, on Crete, near Greece, U.S. Navy underwater construction crews work to maintain the integrity of...
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Chernobyl equipment

City of Ghosts: Chernobyl and
the Evacuation of Pripyat

| Published May 28, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

The environmental, economic and social consequences of the explosion and fires at the Chernobyl nuclear facility in...

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