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Herbert C. Hoover: 31st 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) Herbert Hoover was one of the most respected men in America by the late 1920’s. After World War I...

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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 who swore...

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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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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:...