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Calvin Coolidge: 30th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   When President Harding died, Calvin Coolidge was at his father’s house in Vermont. It was his dad...

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Warren G. Harding: 29th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) By 1920, Americans were tired of wars abroad and progressive programs at home. The “high-minded” rhetoric had lost its...

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson: 28th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) The election of 1912 may have been the greatest election we’ve ever had. William Howard Taft was the sitting...

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President Trump Takes Fear and Loathing To The Next Level

When men can hate without risk, their stupidity is easily convinced, the motives supply themselves.” – Louis-Ferdinand Celine, “Journey to the End of the Night” Donald Trump is now the Republican presidential nominee. President Trump. Good God. After months of rational people saying it could never happen; after countless jokes and,...

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Old Navy’s Latest Ad and Positive Response Rep 2016

America’s demographics are changing, and marketers are taking note by increasingly portraying diverse families in their ads. Some people are not too happy about this and let Old Navy know when they tweeted an image of an interracial family wearing its clothes. The unleashing of negative comments from some people...

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Leicester City’s Absurdly Remarkable March To the Top

Leicester City won the English Premier League Championship. There odds were 5000-1 to begin the season. Wait. What? Yeah. 5000-1. Do you know how ridiculous that is? Here’s how: Leicester City Is Like…. Arash Markazi notes bets (legal in England, not the U.S.) offered at 5000-1 odds by William Hill:...

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Big Political Parties Are A Strong American Necessity

A political party is a group of voters organized to support certain public policies. The aim of political parties is to elect officials who will try to carry out the party’s policies. Political parties offer candidates for public office. In the United States, we have two parties with federal representation...

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Doin’ It With Kwaisi France: Alexander Walden Pt. 4

Part 4 of my sitdown with artist, activist and Bernie Sanders supporter Alex Walden talking politics and the system within the Democratic Primary. Part 3 is here. Alexander Walden Part 4 of our conversation deals with the very nature of our system. These are things that I touch on in...

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Doin’ It With Kwaisi France: Alex Walden Pt. 3

Part 3 of my sitdown with artist, activist and Bernie Sanders supporter Alex Walden talking politics and the system within the Democratic Primary. Part 2 is here. Alex Walden Part 3 of our conversation delves into the role the media plays in shaping our opinions. We talk about the influence of...

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Doin’ It With Kwaisi France: Alex Walden Pt. 2

Part 2 of my sitdown with artist, activist and Bernie Sanders supporter Alex Walden talking politics and the system within the Democratic Primary. Part 1 is here. Alex Walden Alex and I talk about the idea of humanism and how, in his opinion, it elevates Bernie over Hillary as far...