Social Distancing is Boring, but It Used to Be Worse

Years ago, quarantine didn’t leave much of anything to pass the time.
The Coronavirus pandemic has forced people to practice social distancing to help prevent the… Continue Reading

What Will Education Look Like After Coronavirus?

Will students return to the classroom, or is online education the future?
Social distancing and closing of schools during the Coronavirus outbreak have forced many students… Continue Reading

The Evolution of Hygiene

Hygiene is crucial to avoiding Coronavirus and other illnesses.
Throughout history there have been different notions on personal cleanliness. Thousands of years ago,… Continue Reading

Pandemics in the U.S. – A History

Science is helping to stop the Coronavirus, but what about diseases of the past?
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of confusion as states order people to… Continue Reading

What Are Epidemics and Pandemics?

The difference is a matter of scale.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a lot of worry around the world as more people… Continue Reading

The Republican Party: How It Started and What It Means

The Republican Party was started to end slavery.
Often called the Grand Old Party or the GOP, the Republican Party is one… Continue Reading

The Democratic Party: What is It?

Who are the Democrats?
The Democratic Party is one of the two main political parties in the United… Continue Reading

Minnesota Nice

Visiting the North Star State.
Minnesota became the 32nd state to join the Union on May 11, 1858. Its… Continue Reading

James A. Garfield: The 20th President

James A. Garfield was elected president in 1830.
James A. Garfield (1831–1881) was the 20th president of the United States. His term,… Continue Reading

How Does Impeachment Work?

Let’s clear up the confusion about impeachment.
A lot of people don’t really understand the process of impeachment, and the recent… Continue Reading

Social Distancing: It Isn’t Fun, but It’s Better Than It Once Was

It may be boring, but at least you have TV and the internet.
The Coronavirus pandemic has forced people to practice social distancing to help prevent the… Continue Reading

Is Online Education The Future?

As Americans sour on failing public schools, a new generation of digital natives may turn to online education.
Social distancing and closing of schools during the Coronavirus outbreak have forced many students… Continue Reading

Personal Hygiene: A Look Back

Hygiene is crucial to avoiding Coronavirus and other illnesses – but people haven’t always understood it.
The Coronavirus has had one positive impact: It has made everyone more aware of… Continue Reading

Evil and The Political Divide

How can Americans heal the anger in politics today?
Political differences haven’t always caused such division between Americans. In recent history, Democrats and… Continue Reading

Pandemics in the 21st Century

How science and the modern lifestyle have impacted the spread of a virus.
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of confusion as state after state orders… Continue Reading

Epidemic vs Pandemic: What Are They?

What’s the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a lot of anxiety around the world as more cases… Continue Reading

The Republican Party: The Grand Old Party

The Republican Party is often called the Grand Old Party, or the GOP.
Often called the Grand Old Party or the GOP, the Republican Party is one… Continue Reading

The Democratic Party: Origins, Policies, and People

The Democratic Party: Origins, Policies, and People
The party traces its roots to 1792. Followers of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison… Continue Reading

Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Lakes

Echoes of The Song of Hiawatha.
Minnesota became the 32nd state to join the Union on May 11, 1858. Its… Continue Reading

The Soviet Union Shows Why Socialism Doesn’t Work

Socialism has never worked – and the fall of the Soviet Union shows why.
Like every other socialist experiment throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, price controls, production… Continue Reading

Quarantine Stinks – But It Isn’t As Bad As It Once Was

Think you have it rough? They didn’t have TV or the internet during the Spanish Flu 100 years ago.
The Coronavirus pandemic has forced people to practice social distancing to help prevent the… Continue Reading

School’s Out: Education in the Age of Coronavirus and Beyond

Many schools are transitioning to online classes to slow the spread of COVID-19 – Is this the new norm for education?
Social distancing and closing of schools during the Coronavirus outbreak have forced many students… Continue Reading

Personal Hygiene in the Spotlight

If nothing else good comes of Coronavirus, at least people are paying attention to cleanliness.
The Coronavirus has had one positive impact: It has made everyone more aware of… Continue Reading

Fear and Loathing in the Political Divide

Are people who disagree over politics evil?
Political differences haven’t always caused such division between Americans. There have been periods in… Continue Reading

Pandemics: A Historical Perspective

In the 21st century, we are both lucky and unlucky when it comes to pandemics.
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of confusion and debate as state after… Continue Reading

Epidemic vs Pandemic: What’s the Difference?

The Coronavirus pandemic has spread around the world – an epidemic doesn’t go quite so far.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a lot of anxiety around the world as more… Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About Black Monday 2020

The stock market generated some historic heartburn: the grim details.
Black Monday 2020, March 9, could be described in many different ways. It may… Continue Reading

The Republican Party: The Anti-Slave Coalition

The Republican Party began as a coalition of Whigs, Free-Soilers, and anti-slave Democrats.
Often called the Grand Old Party or the GOP, the Republican Party is one… Continue Reading

The Democratic Party: From Jefferson to Today

The oldest political party in the world continues to evolve.
The Democratic Party, one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United… Continue Reading

Minnesota: Sky-Tinted Water

This state boasts over 11,000 lakes.
Minnesota became the 32nd state to join the Union on May 11, 1858. Its… Continue Reading