These 1861 Photographs Helped Save America’s Wilderness – TIME

These days, as the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday on Aug. 25, taking and sharing photographs of America’s national parks is nothing special. In 1861, when Carleton Watkins created this portfolio of 30 images of Yosemite Valley, the situation was very different. Creating the images required lugging thousands of pounds of equipment via […]

Divided America: Diverse Millennials Are No Voting Monolith – ABC News

America’s oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into the World Trade Center — can remember the economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton ran for president. The younger end of the generation — now nearing 20 — can’t recall a time without terrorism or economic worry. Now millennials have edged […]

Can America Share Its Superpower Status? – The National Interest Online (blog)

The United States is in long-term relative decline. In absolute terms, the America of the future will be richer. But because other countries like China and India, and other regions like Africa, are growing more rapidly, America’s share of global wealth will decline. So will America’s share of global military power, which, in the industrial […]

First Olympic Games in South America End – Voice of America

Host country Brazil and the world said farewell Sunday to the first Olympic Games held in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined many highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the competition. Thousands of fans withstood strong winds and sporadic rain to watch the closing ceremony in iconic Maracana […]

‘America Will Be Great Again’: Carmelo Anthony’s Message After Team USA Wins Olympic Basketball Gold –

After the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team took its third-straight gold medal Sunday, easily besting Serbia 96-66, NBA star Carmelo Anthony offered impassioned words about America in the midst of its numerous troubles and what the victory meant to him. “In spite of everything that’s going on right now in our country, we gotta be […]