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The Politic

The Politic: The Yale College Journal of Politics is a monthly Yale University student publication that traces its roots to 1947, when the Yale Political Journal: A Magazine of Student Opinion was founded. The magazine was revived in 1979 as the Yale Political Monthly by future political commentator and historian Robert Kagan, known alternately as Yale Political Magazine for the following twenty years. In addition to Kagan, past Editors-in-Chief include author and CNN host Fareed Zakaria and Foreign Affairs Editor-in-Chief Gideon Rose. In 1947, a group of undergraduate students started the Yale Political Journal: A Magazine of Student Opinion, or the Journal for short. In their first issue, the founding editors wrote:"We have coined as our by-line,'a magazine of student opinion' presupposing that student opinion is worthy of separation from the attitudes of other groups and that it is worthy as well of attention and study.”In 1979, Kagan revived the publication, for a period dormant, under a new name, Yale Political Monthly.

At the time, Kagan was "frustrated that things tended to be one sided" at Yale, he sought to provide a non-partisan platform for debate on campus. Students relaunched the publication again in 2001, this time as The Politic, in response to increased interest in politics on campus following the 2000 presidential election; the Politic has expanded beyond the monthly magazine. In 2014, The Politic interviewed more than 100 diplomats and published the collection as a book, Diplomatic Discourse. Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, The Politic surveyed Yale students from all fifty states for their impressions of and predictions for the election and published them in an interactive map, and in 2017, The Politic released its first documentary, Resettled: New Haven's Refugee Community, which won the Best Student Film Award at the NHDocs Film Festival. In September of 2018, The Politic released its second documentary, 120 YEARS, which tells the story of Scott Lewis' wrongful conviction and ultimate exoneration after 20 years of incarceration.

The documentary won the Human Rights Award at the Mystic Film Festival in October 2018 and Best Short Documentary Film at the 27th annual Pan African Film Festival in February 2019. The Politic hosts events as part of a speaker series, The Politic Presents, for the Yale community. Past guests have included John Dickerson, Susan Glasser, Christiane Amanpour, Norman Ornstein, Jake Sullivan, Salman Rushdie, Jeffrey Sachs, Ken Burns, Jesse Jackson, Retired Gen. James Cartwright, Malcolm Gladwell; the Politic conducts interviews with a range of prominent public figures such as Fareed Zakaria, Ezra Klein, Marc Cuban, Christiane Amanpour, Frank Bruni, Malcolm Gladwell, Jeb Bush, Dan Ariely, Jonathan Haidt, Ron Paul, Jeffrey Toobin, David Brooks, Ben Carson, Jake Sullivan, Rush Holt, Jr. Martin O'Malley, Michael Dukakis, Russ Feingold, Gretchen Carlson, Gina Raimondo, Jake Tapper. To date, The Politic features interviews with four 2020 presidential candidates: Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang.

Robert Kagan Gideon Rose Fareed Zakaria Official website

Gila River Memorial Airport

Gila River Memorial Airport is a private-use airport owned and operated by the Gila River Indian Community, located 4 miles southwest of the central business district of Chandler, in Maricopa County, United States. It was used with no scheduled commercial services; the airport is in a state of total abandonment. Gila River Memorial Airport was built in 1942 as Williams Auxiliary Army Airfield #5, one of several satellite airfields for Williams Army Airfield. After the war, it was renamed Goodyear Air Force Auxiliary Airfield, with its original triangular configuration modified to accommodate early jet aircraft of the 1950s. During the 1960s, it passed on to civilian control as Goodyear Airport as Memorial Airfield. No hangar space existed at the airport until the late 1970s, when the airport began playing host to older piston-engined transport aircraft, many of, converted for use as air tankers; the majority of the converted aircraft were operated by Biegert Aviation. By the 1990s, it had become an aircraft boneyard.

By 2007, the Gila River Indian Community had assumed control of the airfield, renaming it Gila River Memorial Airport, all commercial tenants were evicted from the property in the hopes of turning the airfield into a casino. In 2008, numerous aircraft were still present, including C-54s, DC-4s, DC-7s, PV-2s, a Howard 500. Many of them have since been removed, with some of the old airport outbuildings dismantled, with further plans to expand and develop the airport still in progress. Gila River Memorial Airport covers 1,345 acres and has two asphalt runways: 03/21 is 5,200 ft × 200 ft 12/30 is 8,560 ft × 75 ft; the last recorded aircraft operations were for the 12-month period ending November 16th, 1983. These statistics show that the airport had about 25,550 aircraft operations, an average of 70 per day; these statistics show that the traffic was made up of 98% general aviation aircraft and 2% military aircraft. 61 aircraft were based at this airport: 30 multi-engine. Most of the aircraft have been sold for scrap and the remaining seven are dismantled.

The following images are of the current state in which the aircraft are in. 34AZ at Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for 34AZ AirNav airport information for 34AZ FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker SkyVector aeronautical chart for 34AZ Pictures of the airport, circa 2011, on Flickr