Monthly Archives: September 2015

Seattle’s Dig: Bertha is Still Stuck, for Now

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Seattle’s massive tunnel project, featuring as its star the boring machine Bertha, is at a standstill while engineers complete repairs. With the project two years behind schedule, is it possible for this mega project to be completed within its budget?  Read the full Thursday Review article here.

After Walker: Will the GOP Reclaim its Core Message?

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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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The Long Corridor: How An American Adjusts to China

Photo by Michael Bush

Photo by Michael Bush

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.

Is There A Gipper in the House?: The CNN Debate

Image courtesy of CNN

Image courtesy of CNN

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.

The Beatles at Shea Stadium

Photo by Marc Weinstein

Photo by Marc Weinstein

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.

Why Joe Biden’s Stock Keeps Rising

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Image courtesy of Draft Biden 2016

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.

Twin Cities USA: ISIS Recruiting Center

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Image courtesy of Google

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.

Lawrence Lessig Announces Presidential Bid 2016

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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.

Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee

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Thursday Review’s Karen Franklin examines Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman, the prequel/sequel to her classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Franklin explains why the themes of the two novels make it difficult to call the new work a prequel to its famous predecessor. Read the article by clicking here!

 

Bananas: Kings of Potassium

Photo by Lisa Whitten, Thursday Review

Photo by Lisa Whitten, Thursday Review

Thursday Review’s Maggie Nichols examines the health benefits of the banana, and explains why almost everyone should include one in their diet, especially if you want a tasty and easy way to load up on potassium. Click here to read more!