Putin’s Big Lie

In a series of comments in late December, the Russian president appeared to blame Poland for the outbreak of the Second World War.

By Anne Applebaum, Senior fellow of the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University | The Atlantic

Protestors hold up a photograph of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Polish flags during a demonstration outside the Russian Embassy in Warsaw April 9, 2013, a day before the third anniversary of the crash of the Polish government plane in Smolensk, Russia, that killed 96 people on board including the late President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria.
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The Secure Act changes the way people will inherit money — are you hit by the new rules?

The new legislation eliminated the ‘stretch IRA’ provision, but not everyone is impacted

Future beneficiaries of retirement accounts have different rules than current inheritors.

By ALESSANDRA MALITO, REPORTER | Market Watch

The Secure Act, which was signed earlier this month, changes the way beneficiaries will receive money from inherited retirement accounts, but not everyone is in danger of a big tax hit.… Continues

Jon M. Chu Urges Disney+ to Make Rose Tico ‘Star Wars’ Series With Kelly Marie Tran

By Zack Sharf | Indiewire

The “Crazy Rich Asians” filmmaker is hoping to give justice to Kelly Marie Tran’s fan favorite “Star Wars” character.

The many “Star Wars” fans outraged over how “The Rise of Skywalker” sidelines Kelly Marie Tran’s Resistance member Rose Tico should be thrilled with Jon M.… Continues

Commanders of Chaos: The 5 Worst Generals in U.S. History

These American commanders have lost the battle for history.

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

It would be nice if all American generals were great. How might Vietnam or Iraq have turned out if a George Washington, a Ulysses Grant or a George Patton had been in command?… Continues

5 Reasons No One Can Beat the U.S. Army in a War

And put fear into its enemies.

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Key point: Today’s U.S. Army can generate an astonishing amount of firepower.

When it comes to lethal weapons, the U.S. Army has no shortage. Some may be too expensive, some too complex and others may be desired by politicians and defense contractors, but not the troops on the field.… Continues

59 Photos Capture The Art Of Cool – Sophia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone, aka Sophia Loren began her film career in 1950 at age 15. She credits her beauty to spaghetti…

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti,” the curvaceous Italian beauty once said. While it’s true she got her start as a teen back in the 1950s, she only had small, unmemorable bit parts. It wasn’t until her performance as Cesira in “Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women” that Loren’ talents were fully recognized.… Continues