ICYMI, Japan Bombed Us With Balloons Once

I do not condone bombing. “Let’s just try not to kill anyone,” that’s my motto. But honestly, even I have to hand it to Japan during World War II. You just don’t see this type of creativity in revenge anymore. Read more

HERSTORY: Myra Bradwell

I’ve always been amazed by lawyers. My brother is one, and seriously, I have never seen someone who works like he does. I’m 97% sure that one time I witnessed him work for 7 hours with no breaks for food or water (or air?). That was before he even applied to law school. It’s a profession that takes focus and dedication. Read more

11 Presidents Described Through Their Favorite Foods

Just as each of our nation’s executives has had a unique way of leading, each has had his own unique culinary tastes …some more unique than others. It’s a stressful job, so you can’t really blame these guys for indulging in treats from time to time (or on the reg. Looking at you, Taft).

Our snacks of choice say a lot about us…what do they say about our presidents? Read more

Why Trump is Reagan 2.0

In The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible, David Sehat explains why modern political debate invokes the founding fathers so often. It’s a fantastic book, and I recommend to anyone. Actually, I think everyone should read it. Seriously. Go get it before you doom yourself to become part of the unwashed masses.

Anyway, all of it’s well done, but what really got me thinking was the analysis of Ronald Reagan’s policies. The first person I thought of as I read about Reagan’s shot to the top? None other than our soon-to-be president, Hilary Clinton Donald Trump. Read more

8 Influential Immigrants who Changed America

Immigration has pretty much always been a hot topic in the US. John Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts into law in 1798, to make it harder for immigrants to vote but a lot easier for them to get deported. Now in 2016, president-elect Donald Trump promises to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. Most of the debate is over how welcoming our country should be, and just who we should welcome in. Still, as cliché as it might sound, we are a country of immigrants (who might have killed off the original tenants by giving them smallpox-infested blankets. Yeah, not our finest moment). Read more