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!

Breaking Their Silence: Sisters & Family Talk About Two Unsolved Murders

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Thursday Review features writer Jennifer Walker-James interviews the sisters and a cousin of J.B. Beasley, who, along with friend Tracie Hawlett, were brutally murdered in small town Alabama in 1999. The case has never been solved, but the family still seeks justice for the killer or killers. Click here to read the full story of J.B. and Tracie.

Can Trump’s Bully Strategy Keep Working?

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Image courtesy of Trump for President

Thursday Review examines Donald Trump’s counter-intuitive strategy of bullying the press, commentators, and other politicians. Will Trump’s political-incorrectness damage him in the polls? And will he soon bolt for a third party run.  Click here to read more about Trump’s Strategy and his war with the press.

Emails Were “Born Classified” According to Policy

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Some Federal officials and security analysts say that many of Hillary Clinton’s emails were classified by default, to be “un” classified only later; as the email and server scandal widens, how will it impact the Clinton campaign and its message to voters?  Read more: Emails Were Born Classified According to Report.  Or read more on our Front Page.

Will Biden Receive Obama’s Blessing?

Joe Biden with President Obama, State of the Union 2014

Joe Biden with President Obama, State of the Union 2014

Thursday Review looks at the distinct possibility that vice-President Joe Biden will run for President, and that he might receive at least a tacit nod from his current boss, Barack Obama.  With the Clinton campaign in defensive mode, is this Biden’s opportunity at last? Read more on our Politics Page by following this link.

Six Movies That Made Me Wet My Pants Laughing

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Image courtesy of Universal Pictures/Oregon Film Factory

Thursday Review offers up a subjective list of the six funniest, laugh-out-loud movies, and why these films are classics in their own ways. Follow the link to our Film & Television Page for more, and let us know if your own list differs from ours!

Earth’s Biggest Risk: Solar Storms

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Image courtesy of NASA

Thursday Review examines the risk posed by solar flares, solar storms, and mass coronal ejections–phenomena now believed to threaten Earth’s power grids, communications and electronics; should we be prepared?  For more follow the link to the article on our Features Page and Front Page.

Baseball Parks: Risk Vs Reward for Fans

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Photo courtesy of Reuters

Thursday Review’s Kevin Robbie looks at the issue of fan safety in the sport of baseball, a game where proximity to the field and intimacy with each play may be putting fans at greater risk of injury.  Are the risks worth the rewards in the classic American game?  See more at: http://www.thursdayreview.com/BaseballFanSafety.html

Despite Spending Increase, VA Blames Budget Shortfalls

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Earl Perkins, Thursday Review features editor, examines the Veterans Administration in Alabama, which recently instituted a hiring freeze and staff cuts for it calls a budget shortfall–this despite Congress providing an increase in funds for the VA in the wake of long waiting lists and patient neglect. rvice. – See more at: http://www.thursdayreview.com/VAalabamaBudgetShortfall.html

White House Knew of Clinton’s Private Email Account

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Composite image by Thursday Review

Thursday Review writers look into the growing problems faced by Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton because of her use of a private email account; TR also looks at claims by the White House that it did not know that Clinton was using an email address other than what was provided by the State Department.  Read the full article at: http://www.thursdayreview.com/ClintonEmailsWhiteHouse.html

Homebrew Troubles: Clinton’s Email Issues

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Thursday Review examines the controversy swirling around presumed Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her use of a privately-managed email account and a homebrew file server; did Clinton break the law and violate Federal policy? Politics Page article: Homebrew Troubles; Clinton’s Email Issues; March 5, 2015.

Miracle 1980: Cold War on Ice

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Photo: AP/Fotalia

Thursday Review’s Kevin Robbie looks at the 1980 U.S. hockey team and its stunning, longshot wins in the Winter Olympics that year–especially its incredible win over the vaunted, much feared team from the Soviet Union; Features Page article: Miracle 1980: Cold War on Ice; Kevin Robbie; Thursday Review.

Leonard Nimoy, Rest in Peace

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Image courtesy of Paramount Television

Thursday Review examines the long life of actor Leonard Nimoy; his portrayal of Spock in the Star Trek series made his face an icon of television and one of the biggest names in science-fiction.  How Star Trek became a sensation; Article here: Leonard Nimoy, Rest in Peace; February 28, 2015; Thursday Review.

The Keystone’s Never-Ending Fight

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Photo courtesy TransCanada.com

Thursday Review looks at the ongoing battles over the Keystone XL Pipeline; many Democrats oppose it; plenty of Republicans support it; President Obama says he will veto any legislation which includes money to expand the pipeline. Both sides claim the moral high ground. Politics Page article: The Keystone’s Never-Ending Fight; February 25, 2015; Thursday Review.

The FCC Rules on Net Neutrality, Again

 

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Image courtesy of White House

Thursday Review’s Alan Clanton looks at the recent vote by the FCC to define broadband providers as public utilities like power companies; but will the big internet providers agree to such an arrangement, or will the lawsuits topple the FCC’s position, again. Media Page article: The FCC Rules on Net Neutrality; Thursday Review, March 4, 2015.

WWII Bomber Wreckage Found

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Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy

Wreckage from a WWII era bomber has been found scattered in the woods of a rural area of Florida; officials and volunteers are combing the densely wooded area in an attempt to match up the plane with one that might have gone missing more than 70 years ago. Features Page article; WWII Bomber Wreckage Found in Florida; Thursday Review; March 2, 2015.

Bush Emails Accidentally Disclose Data

 

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Thursday Review examines the issue of the Jeb Bush campaign’s quest for accountability, and its recent release of emails–some of which inadvertently included the names and Social Security numbers of thousands of people in Florida: the dangers of full disclosure in a digital age; Politics Page article: Jeb Bush Emails; February 14, 2015

Target Withdraws From Canada

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Photo: Thursday Review

Thursday Review looks at Target’s losses in Canada; its failed experiment north of the border has cost the retailer millions, and now it plans a tactical retreat. Can Target’s new CEO turn things around?  Business article here: Target Withdraws From Canada; Thursday Review.

U.S. May Slow Withdrawal From Afghanistan

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Thursday Review’s Alan Clanton examines Ashton Carter’s recent decision to ask that the planned withdrawal of U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan be delayed to allow for better training of Afghan security forces; Thursday Review Front Page article: U.S. May Slow Withdrawal From Afghanistan; February 22, 2015.