New York City underground park may be a template for the future

There’s a certain irony in the Lowline, a project in Manhattan that will attempt to transform an abandoned train station into the world’s first underground park. Technically speaking, city ordinances prevent it from being called a “park” because it is not “open to the sky,” a criteria that the city uses to define a park. Continue reading New York City underground park may be a template for the future

North Korea likely source for spooked Navy defense development

There has been speculation for nearly two years about a request to expedite defensive technological development to meet a “newly discovered threat” to American ships. This came from the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet in 2013 and had people wondering whether it was China, a Middle East state, or non-state terrorists. Continue reading North Korea likely source for spooked Navy defense development

Obama war powers legislation stalls in Congress (and he doesn’t mind)

Normally in a situation like the one in the Middle East with the Islamic State making gains on multiple fronts, a president and Congress would be debating over the actions to take on the matter. Lately, it seems as if both are willing to pass the buck back and forth to each other. Continue reading Obama war powers legislation stalls in Congress (and he doesn’t mind)

Matt Drudge isn’t the second most influential. He’s THE MOST influential person in America.

A short but insightful post by Brent Budowsky on The Hill asked the question of whether or not Matt Drudge, owner of the Drudge Report, is the second most influential man in America. It’s a great question, but the answer they came up with is incorrect.

Matt Drudge is THE most influential person in America when you look at the true power of influence. Continue reading Matt Drudge isn’t the second most influential. He’s THE MOST influential person in America.

Star Wars Day is the latest example of ‘Google Journalism’

Today, there will be a certain number of people who go to social media to post or say to friends in their office the words, “May the Fourth be with you.” It’s a standard salutation in the geek world to represent the idea that today is Star Wars Day. Continue reading Star Wars Day is the latest example of ‘Google Journalism’

ISIS murders hundreds of Yazidis to promote conversion

While direct reports from the media have avoided the reasoning for the murders based upon a desire to never speculate, we’ll say it like it is. The Islamic State murdered hundreds of their 40,000 Yazidi captives for one reasons: to try to force as many as possible to convert to Islam. Continue reading ISIS murders hundreds of Yazidis to promote conversion