There have been many great naval battles in history that shaped the future of the world...
from the Greek defeat of the Persian fleet at Salamis in 480 BC...
to the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 when European forces defeated the Ottoman Empire...
to the Battle of Midway in 1942 that was a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II.
This aquatic encounter between Little Edith Ann and a box turtle probably won't make the cut. The engagement was indecisive.
AN IMMODEST PROPOSAL. Here's an appeal from a labor lawyer and writer not to "save" Social Security but to actually raise it.
THERE IS A GREAT GULF BETWEEN US. Here's a look at the growing economic divide in the US.
AN INCONVENIENT UNTRUTH. Here's a look at the political denial of climate change and how it has impacted public opinion.
PLAYING CHICKEN. Economist Dean Baker calls for a tough line on a clean vote to raise the federal debt ceiling.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED