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The Lottery of Birth [Documentary]

Do you shape the world or does it shape you? Drawing on leading thinkers from around the world, and with a torrent of mind-expanding ideas and information, …

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Life Or Something Like It

Garden Parade

Fluttering weakly in the breeze

Left in the wake of the train’s passing,

George’s proud flag hung limp

From the pole,

Weathered and worn,

Like a tired old soul. 150 more words


The Ignorance and Jingoism of Oklahoma’s War Against APUSH

By: Nicky Barone

On February 16th, 2015, Oklahoma’s legislative committee on education passed a bill banning the teaching of Advanced Placement United States History (designed by College Board) in public schools on the grounds that it focuses too heavily on the negative aspects of the nation’s history. 1,079 more words


Department of Homeland Skepticism

Almost any reference to the U.S. as the “homeland” makes me cringe. It has such a jingoistic ring to my ear that I am immediately suspicious of the speaker’s motives: “Propaganda Alert!” I suppose anyone who makes their home in this land has a right to call it their homeland, if they must. 644 more words

Nick Gillespie

American Sniper and National Sentiment: Or "It's okay it didn't win an Oscar."

I waited for Oscar’s night this year with a peculiar interest. As a historian, I was curious to see how the movie ‘American Sniper’ would fare in the “Best Movie” category.   732 more words

7 Things About Americans That Seem Insane To Non-Americans

Here are 7 American attitudes that people from other developed countries find weird.

1. Their weird taboos and hangups about nudity.

Americans have a weird obsession with nudity. 738 more words