Thursday Review’s Michael Bush, author and writer, recounts a family road trip in China into Sichuan Province, where, hiking into the mountains along a treacherous path, he enters the land where tea is grown and harvested. Read the full article at Thursday Review here.
Republicans gathered in Miami to debate with only days to go before primaries in Ohio and Florida; in a forum remarkably free of insults and mud-slinging, the four candidates talked policy; immigration, jobs, trade, ISIS and Mexico. Read the full article by Alan Clanton here.
George Martin, the dapper, classically-trained music producer who helped to guide the Beatles from obscurity to being the most influential rock band of all time, died recently in his sleep at the age of 90; Martin also collaborated with performers as diverse as Jeff Beck and Cheap Trick. Read the full article about George Martin here.
The two top executives with Wounded Warrior Project have been fired by the organization’s board, with word that the non-profit’s founding member may return to take over management soon; Wounded Warrior Project raised millions for veterans, but spent lavishly and on an epic scale: parties, events, travel, posh hotels, high-end training, expensive publications, food and alcohol. Read the full story by Earl Perkins here.
By Earl Perkins, Thursday Review features editor
The director of an organization with close ties to U.S. Representative Corrine Brown has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to CBS47-Fox 30, The Florida Times-Union, and other media outlets. Earl Perkins examines how this scandal may return to haunt the U.S. Representative. Read the full article here.
Thursday Review writer Michael Bush shares with readers his experiences as an ex-pat living in China, and especially what is was like to be overweight in a world of tiny people; this is the story of how he came to terms with his weight, and what he did to lose 100 lbs. Read Michael’s entertaining article on our Features Page, or click here.
Thursday Review’s Alan Clanton looks at the Steven Spielberg film, Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance. It tells the remarkable true story of attorney James B. Donovan, who represents a Russian spy, and later negotiates a complex trade between the Superpowers, bringing home an American pilot. Read the movie review on our Film & TV Page.
Thursday Review celebrates the achievements of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who recently broke Mike Fincke’s record of 382 cumulative days spent in space by a U.S. astronaut; Kelly will soon break another record: the most continuous time spent in space. Read our complete article about Kelly’s mission aboard the International Space Station.
Thursday Review looks at the life of U.S. Secret Service agent Jerry Parr, one of the men who saved President Ronald Reagan’s life on March 30, 1981 in Washington, D.C. when John Hinckley opened fire with a .22 handgun. As a kid, Parr dreamed of becoming an agent. Read the full story on our Front Page.
R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor, looks into the recent casualties of the crowded, noisy Republican contest for President for 2016; will Scott Walker’s exit be a harbinger of a more orderly process? Read the full article by going to our Politics Page, or by clicking here.
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Thursday Review’s Michael Bush shares with us the experiences of his family while living in China. Bush explains that the culture shock is real, and powerful; but it’s still worth it to make the adjustment. Read Michael’s full Features Page article by clicking here.
Thursday Review’s Alan Clanton examines the CNN Republican Debate–raucous, freewheeling, out-of-control. Is this any way to choose a political candidate? And what happens to Donald Trump when everyone starts talking policy? Read the complete Politics Page article by clicking here.
Thursday Review‘s Kevin Robbie tells the story of how The Beatles played at New York’s Shea Stadium in 1965, overnight changing the way rock and roll fans would see live music, and in the process putting on the most famous outdoor concert ever held. Read the full Music Page article by clicking here.
Thursday Review examines why so many Democrats want Vice-President Joe Biden to enter the 2016 race for President; part of it can be explained by Hillary Clinton’s troubles, but is there more to it, and does Biden gain support even in a year when voters are anti-Washington? Read the full article on our Politics Page.
Thursday Review‘s Alan Clanton looks at Minneapolis-Saint Paul’s ongoing problem of ISIS recruiting and jihadist growth; why are the Twin Cities the U.S. capital for young people seeking to join ISIS, al Qaeda, and other terror groups? What has Minnesota done to push back against the problem? Read the full article by clicking here.
Author and Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig managed to raise more than $1 million by the date of his own deadline of Labor Day; now Lessig says he is running full bore for President of the United States. What does Lessig offer to voters that the others (Clinton, Sanders, O’Malley) do not? Read the full article on our Thursday Review Politics Page.