Absurd and Wonderful Folk Tales to Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month

The literal annihilation of North and South America’s indigenous people is something that is all too often glossed over, and you can be sure that I’ll address that in a coming post. However, since this month is National Native American Heritage Month, not “Another Example of How European Settlers came in and Shat on Other People” Month, I wanted to use this post to discuss the rich culture of this ethnic group without involving white people. Read more

Un-presidented: How Impeachment Works

Power is a complex thing. If wielded correctly, it can help us organize ourselves and achieve greatness. We need people who can take action and tell others what to do in order to get a job done. But in the wrong hands, the effects of power can be devastating. War, oppression, inequality, despotism…not good. Still, how can you avoid that? Even if you get to choose your leader, how do you know before he/she enters office that he won’t let all that power go to his/her head? Read more

MVP (Most Vice Presidential) #2: Thomas Jefferson

Welcome to Most Vice Presidential! These posts are about of America’s veeps, known and unknown. Because behind every great man, there is another man who we don’t really care about as much. Today we’ll be talking about Thomas Jefferson, our number two number two, if you will. Read more

If the US’s International Relationships Were Actual Relationships

Most of us have experienced a relationship or two that went south. Whether it’s because you liked the person so much you didn’t see that they were insane, or because you’re the insane one, it’s okay. It happens. Actually, if you’re insane, that’s probably not okay. Please seek help immediately. Read more

5 Political Party-Party Themes to Impress Your Friends

It’s Friday night. As you enter your friend’s house party, you look around. It’s fantastic, as usual. The place is packed, full of both unfamiliar and familiar faces. You see your host and smile, telling him how great everything looks. He’s probably the best party-thrower you know. Because of that, he’s really popular. Also, his girlfriend is hot and his dad works for the Giants, but you know, whatever.
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MVP (Most Vice Presidential) #1: John Adams

Welcome to Most Vice Presidential! These posts are about of America’s veeps, known and unknown. Because behind every great man, there is another man who we don’t really care about as much. First up, John Adams. Read more

The United States Invaded Canada…and Lost

My heart aches for Canada. All it wants to do is play hockey and talk about The Tragically Hip, and all we want to do it sh*t on it. Read more

10 Plain, Humble, God-Fearing Facts About the Amish

Ain’t no party like an Amish party, because there are no Amish parties. Read more

Cane Sugar and Coups: How Hawaii Became a State

If you grew up on the mainland, you probably don’t know very much about Hawaiian history. Most of what I know about it comes Drunk History. Actually, most of what I know in general comes from Drunk History. But in school, it’s just not something that’s focused on very much. It’s the same for Alaska, but that’s because, honestly, it’s Alaska. Read more