Monday Open Thread

Hellcat burning on the deck of the USS Lexington ca. 1942

Ben Sasse on Economic Disruption

Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse has a great piece in the Wall Street Journal — an excerpt of a speech he gave at the Steamboat Springs Institute called The Challenge of our Disruptive Era:

I don’t mean to be exceedingly pessimistic. There are plenty of wonderful opportunities for American families and innovators in this […]

Friday Open Thread 

An American soldier holding two swords hidden at the grave of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia,  May 1945.

Thursday Open Thread 

Neils Bohr and Albert Einstein discussing their favorite episodes of Spongebob Squarepants

Wednesday Open Thread 

A close-up of a British heavily armed patrol of L Detachment SAS in their jeeps, just back from a three month patrol, 18 Jan 1943. Source: Imperial War Museum.

Tuesday Open Thread 

5MB IBM hard drive in 1956

Friday Open Thread 

North British Locomotive Works, Springburn, Glasgow. c.1918.

Tuesday Open Thread 

From The Trailer Park - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) does his take on the Arthurian legend. Stars Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Honsou.

Like all of Ritchie’s movies, this looks to be a big stylish mess. But it does look fun, and between the dragons, the sorcery and Zepp on the soundtrack, […]

Sunday Open Thread 

President Woodrow Wilson giving a speech to a joint session of Congress seeking a declaration of war on Germany on this date 100 years ago.