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The first American manned space flight took place 50 years ago yesterday, when Alan Shepard successfully carried out a suborbital space mission. Shepard sat atop a modified war-time V-2 rocket, which had only been used as a weapon, with the confidence that the care taken by the German rocket team that had designed, developed, and built it gave him a good chance to survive the flight.

May 6th, 2011 • 7:24 PM

California, look at Haiti if you want to know what to expect from Barak Obama, in the event of an earthquake.

April 29th, 2011 • 2:26 PM

There is vast damage to farm operations—land, buildings, livestock, storage, and transportation—now worsening under the extreme storms in the Mississippi/Ohio Basins Corridor, and the 14-state region from Texas to New York. However, under Obama, the relevant institutions, especially the U.S.

April 29th, 2011 • 9:10 AM

True, this Spring's "April Showers" are outstandingly heavier than usual in the central United States. Even so, Monday's levee breaches, forced evacuations, and harm in this region, expected to become worse later in the week, spotlight both the decrepitude of water management and transportation, and also how evil it is for Obama to speak of disaster preparedness.

April 26th, 2011 • 10:36 AM

LaRouche Transcript

Monday, April 25, 2011 • 2:07 PM

[title]Our Creative Universe[/title]

Lyndon LaRouche delivered this webcast address from Northern Virginia, on April 19, 2011. Debra Freeman, LaRouche's national spokeswoman, was the moderator. (The webcast is archived at

Debra Freeman: Good afternoon, everyone.

The damage from last week's tornadoes in the Southeast has been enormous, but the newness and the scale itself of the damage means that no full assessment will be available for some days.

May 1st, 2011 • 11:29 AM

While an unprecedented series of tornadoes has hit the Southeast, and the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers are threatened with the worst flooding since 1935, the state of Texas is experiencing the worst drought in more than 40 years, with high winds and heat causing "massive crop losses." A report released Thursday from a consortium of national climate experts, dubbed the Drought Monitor, said drought

April 29th, 2011 • 9:17 AM

A 14-state storm-wave over the last 2 days wreaked terrible damage from dozens of tornadoes, pelting rain and winds, with 194 dead in Alabama alone, out of an incomplete total death toll of 295.

April 29th, 2011 • 9:02 AM

The following statement was issued by the Slate of six LaRouche Democratic candidates for immediate distribution.

April 25th, 2011 • 6:35 PM