What’s Inflation and Is It a Normal Part of Society?

The United States is set to become an inflation nation, but what does that mean?
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed multi-trillion-dollar… Continue Reading

The 20th Amendment: How Long Does a Lame Duck Need?

With the 20th Amendment, outgoing politicians don’t have quite as long to move out as they once did.
What is so important about the 20th Amendment to the… Continue Reading

Polls – Scientific Predictions or Basic Guesses?

Polls often make or break political campaigns. How reliable are they, and what does history show us?
Polls have long been considered the mathematical equivalent of “make… Continue Reading

Presidential Debates – Making or Breaking Campaigns

With the 2020 presidential debates coming up, what can we expect to see by looking at history?
Many voters look forward to the presidential debates every four… Continue Reading

Lessons From MLK: No Peace, No Justice

If those who want racial justice want to succeed, they will have to cut ties with insurrectionists.
It has been common to see and hear in all… Continue Reading

The Right to Federal Funding: Is It Constitutionally Protected?

Trump threatens the funding of states that refuse to stop the riots, and NY plans to sue.
President Trump wants to cut funding to states that will… Continue Reading

9/11 Then and Now: From Patriots to Protesters

Nearly 20 years later, the lessons of Sept. 11, 2001 are all but forgotten.
On September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers went up… Continue Reading

China v Hollywood – The Almighty Yuan

What’s more important: free speech or Chinese money?
How far is America willing to take political correctness and… Continue Reading

Athens: What It Takes to Build a Successful Society

Protesting and rioting is easy – actually building a better society takes work.
America has seen many protests in recent weeks, and there… Continue Reading

How Mail-In Voting Will Impact the 2020 Election

Controversy has been brewing over the realities of universal mail-in voting as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s the risk?
The country has been trying to figure out how to… Continue Reading

Apple and Tesla Split – What Is a Stock Split?

Does it really make the company more affordable to investors?
What a difference six months make in the stock market.… Continue Reading

McGuire Or Maguire? Whoever Gave Us Labor Day, Thank You!

Some folks say Peter J. McGuire started Labor Day and others give Matthew Maguire the credit.
For many Americans, Labor Day is a much-appreciated three-day weekend,… Continue Reading

Is Toxic Media to Blame for the Political Divide?

Americans no longer trust journalists to give them the news without bias.
The number-crunching pollsters at Gallup are saying 86% of respondents… Continue Reading

Mao’s Red Guard and Today’s Young Protesters

Today’s protests are nothing new – we’ve seen this thought policing before.
Throughout history, tyrannies have been built on a passionate youth… Continue Reading

Slavery: It’s as Old as Civilization Itself

Slavery has been around since the earliest civilizations – and it still exists today.
From the earliest civilizations, people have taken others as slaves.… Continue Reading

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: What’s This All About, Anyway?

When two peoples call the same land home, conflict is bound to occur.
President Donald Trump recently announced a peace agreement with Israel… Continue Reading

To Concede or Not? That Is the 2020 Question

In 2016, Clinton was all about conceding – what changed?
Hillary Clinton has recently told Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden… Continue Reading

Black Americans and the Police: What Do They Really Want?

Black Lives Matter claims that the black community wants the police defunded – but a new poll reveals the truth.
The movement to “defund the police” is gaining popularity –… Continue Reading

War and Peace: Ending Conflict Once and For All

What can the two world wars teach us about conflict and bullies?
History is full of war all over the world in… Continue Reading

Is the Time Right for Schools to Reopen?

Misinformation and panic take control of the debate, but not all the data comes to the same conclusion.
For the last few months, policymakers have debated one another… Continue Reading

Political National Conventions and Why They Matter

What goes on at national conventions, and why are they considered critical for America’s political parties?
Officially, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are presidential nominating… Continue Reading

Prohibition: A Failed Experiment in Social Control

For years, various groups thought that outlawing alcohol would make people behave better. They were wrong.
Alcohol is highly regulated in the United States today, but… Continue Reading

Lewis and Clark: The Fathers of Westward Expansion

Had the Lewis and Clark expedition never mapped the west, the nation would probably look much different today.
When the United States acquired the Louisiana Territory from France… Continue Reading

The Economics of Kamala Harris

If Biden wins, Harris could end up president – what would that mean for the economy?
Should former Vice President Joe Biden win the presidential election… Continue Reading

Will Kamala Harris’ Past Help or Hinder Biden?

Kamala overcame her controversial past to join the Senate, but can she handle national scrutiny as Biden’s running mate?
Kamala Harris, the junior senator from California, has been chosen… Continue Reading

The Founding Cities of the West

Western civilization started in Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome.
Did you know that “democracy” comes from Greek and means… Continue Reading

Trump’s Pardon: Susan B. Anthony Remembered

“There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” - Susan B. Anthony
August 18 marks 100 years since the ratification of the… Continue Reading

The Vote That Saved Suffrage

In 1920, the right for women to vote hinged on a single man in Tennessee. He listened to his mother, and the rest is history.
In the United States, the right to vote is shared… Continue Reading

The 19th Amendment and Women’s Suffrage

Women fought for nearly 100 years before winning the right to vote.
“Everybody counts in applying democracy. And there will never be… Continue Reading

Remembering Victory Over Japan, 75 Years Later

75 years ago, Japan surrendered, ending WWII – but peace came at a terrible price.
December 7, 1941, started out like any other Sunday at… Continue Reading

Kamala Harris – Biden’s New Running Mate

Harris is the first woman of color to be named on a presidential ticket.
The Democrats’ presidential candidate Joe Biden has finally announced who… Continue Reading

Joe Biden Has a Plan for Taxes

The former vice president plans on some big spending if he wins the 2020 election.
Former Vice President Joe Biden wants to spend a lot… Continue Reading

The Biden Ticket Nears Completion

Who is on Joe Biden’s shortlist of potential VP picks, and what will each provide to his campaign?
Joe Biden is likely to be the Democrat who challenges… Continue Reading

The Mask Debate: Politicized and Without True Consensus

Health precautions have become politicized in our era of political polarization, why is this the case?
Then and Now Early into the onset of the COVID-19… Continue Reading

China Sends Mysterious Seeds Around the World

Why are people getting these packets, and what should they do about it?
Thousands of Americans in around 30 states are getting packs… Continue Reading

Is Universal Basic Income Inevitable?

Technology can take away jobs – but it can also create them.
Bill Gates and Elon Musk have said that artificial intelligence… Continue Reading

TikTok – Ban or No Ban?

President Trump wants to ban TikTok – but will it happen?
Do you use TikTok? There’s talk that the video-sharing app… Continue Reading

Supreme Court, School Choice, and Separation of Church and State

Espinoza v. Montana (2020) overturns the law of the land, blurring the lines of the separation of church and state.
The issue of government funding of private, religious schools has… Continue Reading

Portland: Battleground of Protesters and the Trump Administration

How did the conflict between federal officers and protesters in Portland begin, and what will it mean for the future?
Since the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020,… Continue Reading

How Coronavirus Has Taken Us Back to the Future

Could a comeback of Americana set us on a better course?
At a recent birthday celebration, someone asked: “What is one… Continue Reading

The Birth of Fake News

What does the ancient Persian Empire have to do with today’s news?
What does the rise of the Persian Empire 2000 years… Continue Reading

Socialism Keeps Africa In Perpetual Poverty

Why is Africa so poor? Is it because of colonial history, or current economics?
Why is Africa still mostly poor? Some suggest the ghost… Continue Reading

The Education Debate: Public v Private School

The great American education fight.
Conflict between public schools and private schools has existed for… Continue Reading

Crime and Trust: A Case Study

America vs. Singapore: Two countries, two systems.
Most people lock their doors, which helps them keep safe.… Continue Reading

The Spill: Operation Legend

Weekly news you can use.
Violence and Federal Officers on City Streets This week, President… Continue Reading

Nevada: The Battle Born State

Nevada was one of two states to join the Union during the Civil War.
Nevada became the 36th state of the Union on October… Continue Reading

What’s Happening to the Uighurs in China?

Is a modern-day holocaust happening right before our eyes?
The U.S. government recently slapped visa bans and asset freezes… Continue Reading

Trump’s Campaign Shakeup Focuses on Election Day

As Trump’s campaign undergoes some much-needed updates, how will this change his 2020 hopes?
With the November election only a few months away, the… Continue Reading

Trump V. Biden: Can the Polls Be Trusted?

Political polling may not be reliable.
President Donald Trump has fallen recently in national polls, and… Continue Reading

The Many Evils of Presentism

History – all of it, the sacred and profane – guides us toward making better decisions for the future.
As the radical left endeavors to remove American history piece… Continue Reading

Trump Plants the Seed for a National Garden of American Heroes

What better place for a tribute to American greats than under the gaze of the Mount Rushmore presidents?
President Trump, on July 3, issued the Executive Order on… Continue Reading

William McKinley: The President Who Freed Cuba

The American people demanded a war to free Cuba from Spanish rule – and McKinley won it for them.
William McKinley (1843-1901) was the 25th president of the United… Continue Reading

Cultural Appropriation: Are Some Cultures Off Limits?

Has culture become a weapon of the oppressor while remaining a tool for the disadvantaged?
America has been considered a melting pot of race, ethnicity,… Continue Reading

Why Should We Go to Mars?

Mars could be the first step to the stars.
Imagine living on the South Pole. It would be freezing,… Continue Reading

Louisiana Purchase: How the West Was Won

The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States and drove the westward push to the Pacific.
By the time Thomas Jefferson became the third U.S. president… Continue Reading

Nebraska: The Flat Water State

The Platte River flows through Nebraska and is often described as a mile wide and an inch deep.
Nebraska, the Cornhusker State, didn’t join the Union until two… Continue Reading

Separation of Church and State: An Ever-Evolving Tenet of Our Society

The separation of church and state is a foundational characteristic of our republic.
Origins In the early 17th century, thousands of English Puritans… Continue Reading

BLM Should Learn a Thing or Two From the Anarchists of 1919

What do the anarchists of 1919 and the Marxists leading Black Lives Matter have in common? Quite a lot.
The voices of those at the helm of Black Lives… Continue Reading

Benjamin Harrison: A Fighter for Equal Rights

While William Henry Harrison had been known as an Indian fighter, his grandson Benjamin fought for equal rights.
Benjamin Harrison (1833 – 1901), the 23rd president of the… Continue Reading

School Choice: America’s Proposed Education Solution

Is school choice America’s chance at education equality for the future?
What Is ‘School Choice’? School choice refers to the right… Continue Reading

Montana: An Ironically Named State

Montana means “mountainous region,” but it has the lowest elevation of any Rocky Mountain state.
Montana entered the Union as the 41st state on November… Continue Reading

Grover Cleveland: The Guardian President

Cleveland used his veto power more than any other president in history aside from FDR.
Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837 – 1908) was the 22nd president… Continue Reading

Police Reform: A Last-Minute Buzzword for the 2020 Election

Will members of Congress work together to fix policing – or vilify each other for votes?
Americans on both sides of the aisle demand solutions in… Continue Reading

The Declaration of Independence You Probably Never Knew

There was so much more to the idea of a free America than the final draft shows.
When the leaders of the British colonies in America decided… Continue Reading

Independence Day: A Few Lesser-Known Historical Details

The dispute over the date, the Liberty Bell custom, and more.
In April 1775, clashes between colonial militiamen and British troops… Continue Reading

DACA Dilemma: The Pawn in Immigration Reform

How Dreamers became America’s most significant immigration concern.
How Did It Begin? One of the most significant parts… Continue Reading

Reconstruction: Trying to Rebuild a Broken Nation

Reconstruction was hard – but it was the price to be paid for war between the states.
The American Civil War was the bloodiest war the United… Continue Reading

What Kinds of Protest are Protected in the U.S.?

In light of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, what does our right to assemble ultimately cover?
The right to assemble is one of our most treasured… Continue Reading

USMCA Trade Pact is Born

North America set to enforce agreement three years in the making.
President Donald Trump has delivered on a campaign promise to… Continue Reading

Missouri: Home of Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was inspired by Twain’s time as a river boat pilot on the Mississippi.
Missouri, the “Show Me State,” was named after the tribe… Continue Reading

Chester A. Arthur: From Distrusted to Respected

“No man ever entered the Presidency so profoundly and widely distrusted, and no one ever retired … more generally respected.”
Chester A. Arthur (1829 – 1886) became the 21st president… Continue Reading

Attacking Statues: Trump Vs Protesters

Monument vandals: Are they protesters or criminals?
Recent unrest has spun from Black Lives Matter protests to police… Continue Reading

The Legacy of Confederate Statues: Should we Keep Them?

Debate about their value and importance goes further than intended.
It is impossible to separate the death of George Floyd… Continue Reading

The Trump-Biden Battleground: Domestic and Overseas

With the election around the corner, what do the candidates stand for?
The 2020 contest between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden… Continue Reading

The Spill: Dream City

Weekly news you can use.
President Trump Goes On the Road The Coronavirus pandemic has… Continue Reading

Mississippi: Ground Zero of the Civil Rights Movement

A black boy killed in Mississippi sparked a civil rights revolution.
Mississippi joined the Union in 1817, becoming the 20th state.… Continue Reading

The National Guard: What You Should Know

The National Guard grew out of the old militias, with Massachusetts regiments dating back to 1636.
The National Guard has been in the news regularly over… Continue Reading

Father’s Day: More Than Just a Day for Ties

Father’s Day has honored fatherhood as a national holiday since 1972.
Today is Father’s Day: the one time a year set… Continue Reading

Antifa: Paving the Road to Book Burning

Antifa and BLM show by destroying history that they have learned nothing from it.
The destruction of culture and history is running rampant in… Continue Reading

Defund the Police Surveys – Who Are You Going to Believe?

Do Americans want to defund police departments across America?
Do Americans want to defund police departments across the country?… Continue Reading

Defund the Police – The Latest Crusade in America

What does it mean to defund the police?
Tens of thousands of Americans are marching on the streets… Continue Reading

Trump Signs Police Reform Executive Order

The president takes the first step toward changing how America’s police do their jobs.
Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of… Continue Reading

Police Powers – When Can the Police Stop Us?

Find out what powers the police have when dealing with the public.
Police officers carry a large amount of power and wide… Continue Reading

The Secret Code of Political Colors

Are we being pushed towards a political echo chamber via secret codes?
There are symbols and signs – some open, some coded… Continue Reading

CHAZ: A New Country in America?

Activists took over their own territory inside the U.S. – but can they keep it?
A group of protesters have taken over a six-block area… Continue Reading

The Scoop on Black Lives Matter

What is BLM, exactly?
In the weeks following the tragic death of George Floyd,… Continue Reading

Beware The Antifa Martyrs

There are some who demand devastating optics.
American cities burn and violence is rampant – all in… Continue Reading

DNA Testing Reveals America’s Oldest Ancestry

No one can trace their American heritage back quite as far as Dusty Crawford’s 17,000 years!
How far back can you trace your family? Do you… Continue Reading

Civil Unrest: The Building Blocks of a Nation

The rioting after the death of George Floyd may be shocking to some, but it’s nothing new.
In 1866, abolitionist Frederick Douglass penned an essay for The… Continue Reading

Lockdown Vs. Protests

Which is more important, social distancing or protesting?
Protests have continued following the terrible death of George Floyd… Continue Reading

Marion Robert Goff: A Profile in Courage on D-Day

This soldier's little sister, Mona, remembers her hero: big brother.
Mona Goff was the younger sister of the only hero… Continue Reading

Trump Vs. Governors: Power During a Crisis

How much power should the president have when everything goes wrong?
The year 2020 has become one of crisis – first… Continue Reading

What Is Antifa?

This group claims to fight fascists – but does it really?
During the riots that recently swept the nation, President Donald… Continue Reading

Power Struggles: Radical Riots vs Peaceful Protests

Both the left and the right protest – but they do so differently and for different reasons.
Americans understand “the right of the people peaceably to assemble,… Continue Reading

The Self-Defeating Voice of the Riot

Rioting is not only futile but counterproductive. MLK knew this, so why haven’t today’s radicals figured it out?
The surrealism of emerging from one crisis only to wake… Continue Reading

Protests and Riots Erupt Across America

The death of George Floyd sparked anger in over 100 cities.
Scenes of protest are erupting in cities across America after… Continue Reading

Did Scientists Find Proof of a Parallel Universe?

The media was abuzz over the discovery of evidence there might be another universe – but scientists aren’t so sure.
The concept of a parallel universe – an existing universe… Continue Reading

Sanctuary City: California Town Takes Back Its Independence

Atwater, California is defying the state's continued authoritarian lockdown.
The term “sanctuary city” just took on a whole new… Continue Reading

VA Gov. Ralph Northam Vs The Church – And The DOJ

Did Virginia single out a church with police action? The DOJ seems to think so.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is facing a legal battle over… Continue Reading

Young Entrepreneurs Take Some of the Sting out of COVID-19

In the face of Coronavirus, these young entrepreneurs are making life a little bit easier.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life and… Continue Reading

The Spill: Secret Space Plane

Weekly news you can use.
Space Force Launches Secret Mission On May 15, President Donald… Continue Reading

Why Are We Dumping Milk in the Middle of a Pandemic?

Destroying food and dumping milk in the Coronavirus economy.
In the middle of this pandemic, milk is poured down… Continue Reading

CBS – Fake News Or Artistic License?

A line full of fake patients pretend to get tested for Coronavirus – how is that not fake news?
Is it fake news to stage a scene in order… Continue Reading

Quarantine: A History of Success

A look at history shows that quarantine can save lives – but it must be done right.
If we look at the history of pandemics and fighting… Continue Reading

Coronavirus and the Immune System

Our bodies aren’t as defenseless as you might think.
The Coronavirus pandemic has a lot of people worried about… Continue Reading

To Open Or Not To Open: The College Campus Conundrum

Colleges propose a variety of plans for reopening campuses.
States across the nation have been making announcements on when… Continue Reading

Coronavirus Lockdown: The Positive Side Effects

Climate change theories aside, there’s no denying that nature is enjoying the relative absence of human activity.
While humans are shutting themselves indoors to avoid the Coronavirus,… Continue Reading

Everything You Wanted to Know About Venezuela

Venezuela was once a thriving nation – then socialism happened.
Venezuela, the nation located at the northern tip of South… Continue Reading

Viruses: All the Facts You Need to Know

Taking the mystery out of the Coronavirus.
When we get sick, it is often because a microbe… Continue Reading

Happy Mother’s Day: This Year, Let’s Celebrate the Fighting Mamas

The shutdown can be hard on moms this year, but remember the mothers who stand up for what they believe.
Did you know Mother’s Day was originally intended celebrate just… Continue Reading

Coronavirus Blues: A Tale Of Two Sacrifices – Part I

Do we even understand what real sacrifice is anymore?
The word sacrifice is loaded with power. And with media… Continue Reading

The Quiet Celebrations of VE Day

With no parades or street parties, how will we mark this important anniversary?
This May 8, 2020, marks 75 years since Victory in… Continue Reading

The Spill: Battle of Puebla Day

Weekly news you can use.
Mexicans Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo, which translates… Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About North Korea

From Japanese control to the Kim family.
There are few countries more mysterious today than North Korea.… Continue Reading

Historic First Live Broadcast From the Supreme Court

COVID-19 has altered many aspects of life, but will this change remain once the pandemic is over?
The Supreme Court is the highest court in the United… Continue Reading

US May Already Be Heading Toward Herd Immunity

The pandemic is rapidly burning itself out, but the elderly should remain isolated.
A renowned German epidemiologist is calling for an end to… Continue Reading

Are Southern States Going It Alone in Coronavirus Wrap-Up?

Independently or in coordination, states are lifting some lockdown restrictions.
America is finally beginning to open back up, and Governors… Continue Reading

A Joe Biden Biography: Climbing the Political Ladder

Tragedy, controversy, leadership, ambition – Biden’s life has had it all.
It looks like Joe Biden will be the man to… Continue Reading

Trump Cuts Immigration for 60 Days to Give US Workers a Chance

The president doesn’t feel American workers should compete with immigrants during the Coronavirus crisis.
President Trump has signed a proclamation declaring that certain types of immigration… Continue Reading

Universal Basic Income in The Time of Coronavirus

Is universal basic income justified in a post-Coronavirus world?
The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is becoming… Continue Reading

Coronavirus: Did The Swedish Strategy Work?

Is a lockdown actually necessary to deal with COVID-19?
The European country of Sweden has been heavily criticized for… Continue Reading

The Spill: Student Sabotage

Weekly news you can use.
Students Sabotage Study Apps COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way… Continue Reading

Coronavirus Lockdown Meets Growing Protest

Americans resist shutdown rules in midst of Coronavirus pandemic.
The Coronavirus lockdown orders have lasted about a month, for… Continue Reading

Trump Withholds Funds To WHO Over “So Much Death”

The president stops funds to World Health Organization, accusing it of “dangerous and costly decisions.”
President Donald Trump has ordered his administration to suspend funding… Continue Reading

Leave It To The Experts: Just Another Form Of Tyranny

Is America trading liberty for the illusion of security?
Leave it to the experts: That’s what folks are telling… Continue Reading

Is Joe Biden Set To Compete in the Next Election?

Bernie Sanders endorses the former vice president.
Who will be the next president of the United States?… Continue Reading

There’s A Gap In Coronavirus Data – Can Rapid Testing Fill It?

Only aggressive testing can give us better data.
Researchers from all over the world have been racing to… Continue Reading

Easter Traditions: From Rabbits to Egg Jarping

Easter is a celebration of the Risen Lord, but many classic traditions have little to do with the resurrection.
Happy Easter. This year will be quite a bit different… Continue Reading

Good Friday: When Jesus Paid the Price No One Else Could

Only Christ, who lived without sin, could pay that debt for the world.
For Christians, Good Friday is one of the most important… Continue Reading

The Spill: Bernie Drops Out

Weekly news you can use.
Bernie Sanders Suspends Presidential Campaign It’s only April, but 2020… Continue Reading

Coronavirus Pandemic Makes Orange Juice Great Again

Never mind that fear of sugar – people want their vitamin C!
Orange juice is back on the table in American households.… Continue Reading

Coronavirus Cures: What Treatments or Vaccines Are Coming Soon?

Researchers race toward anything that can combat COVID-19.
As the number of Coronavirus cases and deaths continues to… 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… Continue Reading

The Spill: COVID-19 Changes

Weekly news you can use.
New Coronavirus Laws – An Overview The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Update: It Isn’t Over Yet

President Trump has extended the call for social distancing to April 30.
Acting on the advice of the experts, President Donald Trump… 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… 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… Continue Reading

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the US Economy

Thanks to the fear of catching COVID-19, businesses are closed and consumers are spending less.
What started as a promising year quickly turned into an… 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… 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… Continue Reading

The Spread of Coronavirus: How It Works

The Wuhan Coronavirus is harmless to most, but the mild symptoms and rapid spread are the problem.
All around the world, people are worried about the Wuhan… Continue Reading

Coronavirus: Not Just for the Elderly

While elderly people are more susceptible to most illnesses, that doesn’t mean young people can’t get sick too.
There has been a lot of talk about Coronavirus and… 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… 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… Continue Reading

The Spill: Students Stuck at Home

Weekly news you can use.
School Canceled over COVID-19 Government bodies around the U.S. have… 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… Continue Reading

Coronavirus: What It Is and How Not to Get It

The Coronavirus pandemic is making its way across America, but the right precautions can help you stay safe.
What is Coronavirus and what risks are associated with the… Continue Reading

Forced Closing of Businesses: Prudence or Alarmism?

The Coronavirus has been declared an emergency in the U.S., but does that justify shutting down small businesses?
President Donald Trump addressed the United States Friday, March 13,… Continue Reading

White House Acts on Coronavirus

The president takes action against virus with travel ban, science, and help for businesses.
President Donald Trump addressed the nation Wednesday, March 11, to… 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… Continue Reading

Minnesota: Sky-Tinted Water

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

Why Socialism Failed: Soviet Union

Gulags, Stalin, and the Cold War dominate Soviet Union history, but what about economics?
Scenes of food shortages, long lines, and fed up Russians… Continue Reading

James A. Garfield: A Moderate Amongst Stalwarts and Half-Breeds

The new Republican Party was made up of the Stalwarts and the Half-Breeds, and Garfield struggled to appease both.
James A. Garfield (1831–1881) was the 20th president of the… Continue Reading

Greta And Naomi: A Tale Of Two Activists

Can a calmer voice prevail?
Young Greta Thunberg has praised by many for her views… Continue Reading

Clearing the Confusion on Impeachment

Many people misunderstand the meaning of impeachment.
Recent events in American politics have sewn confusion in the… Continue Reading

The Spill: Pandemic Panic

Weekly news you can use.
Coronavirus Panic: Should People Worry? The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused… Continue Reading

Michigan: Heart of the Motor Revolution

This state has a story steeped in Native Americans and cars.
Michigan became the 26th state to join the Union in… Continue Reading

America Votes: Who Donates to Political Campaigns?

Where does the money come from to fund politicians?
You cannot escape politics. From the films you watch to… Continue Reading

Washington State Voters Livid Over Lack Of Privacy

Do the primary ballot requirements violate voters’ rights?
The Washington presidential primary is set for March 10. The… Continue Reading

Super Tuesday: The Day the Parties Pick Their Candidates

Generally, the candidates who win on Super Tuesday become the nominees for their parties.
Since 1988, whoever won the presidential primaries and caucuses held… Continue Reading

Coal To Natural Gas: A Switch That Saves Lives?

Shifting to natural gas may save lives, but coal power is far from dead.
A new study published in Nature Sustainability has calculated that… Continue Reading

The Cost of Candidacy: How Much Are 2020 Democrats Spending?

Follow the money? A look at how the Democratic candidates are managing their finances.
The 2020 election is coming up, and the Democratic Party… Continue Reading

The Great Leap Year Forward

Humans have always been concerned with keeping track of time, and sometimes that means making corrections to our calendars.
Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was a memorable day in the… Continue Reading

Meteors Are Headed for Earth – But Don’t Panic!

One day, a giant rock will come hurtling toward Earth. Fortunately, we can stop it.
Today there are scary stories about climate change on the… Continue Reading

The Spill: Namaste Trump

Weekly news you can use.
Sanders Wins Nevada Caucus The state of Nevada saw plenty… Continue Reading

Is Complex Life in the Universe Common or Impossible?

Is the earth’s perfection proof that complex life in the Universe is common or impossible?
Are we alone in the universe, or is there intelligent… Continue Reading

Massachusetts: The Birthplace of Rebellion

From the Boston Tea Party to the first battles of the Revolutionary War.
On Feb. 6, 1788, Massachusetts became the sixth state to… Continue Reading

Campaign Funds: The Rules of Spending

The rules of campaign spending might surprise you.
Following their disappointing performances in the Iowa Caucus and New… Continue Reading

Why We Have A Helium Crisis

Where is helium when you need it?
Next to hydrogen, helium is the most abundant atomic element… Continue Reading

Modern Slavery: Legal in about Half of the World’s Nations

The U.S. abolished slavery in 1865, but that doesn’t mean it simply stopped worldwide.
For thousands of years, slavery has been an evil that… Continue Reading

Nevada Caucus: Concerns Arise after the Iowa Mess

Voters are beginning to doubt the Democratic Party controlled caucuses.
This week, all eyes are trained on Nevada as Democrats… Continue Reading

Maryland: The Old Line State

George Washington called the Maryland troops his Old Line, giving the state its nickname.
Maryland became the seventh state to join the Union on… Continue Reading

Buy Low, Sell High! What is the Stock Market?

Wall Street is the most famous place in finance - but what goes on there?
One of the most exciting places to be in this… Continue Reading

Coronavirus: Pandemic Or Dud?

New technology may make pandemics rarer and less lethal.
The Coronavirus is in a limbo state: Media treat it… Continue Reading

Presidents Of The United States: Did You Know…?

Odd, interesting, and shocking facts about U.S. presidents.
On this President’s Day, an occasion of celebration for the… Continue Reading

The Costs and Benefits of Fracking

Oil benefits us all, and fracking will allow Americans to enjoy these advantages for decades to come.
Every day, you use oil products that make your life… Continue Reading

Ulysses S. Grant: A Life of Scandal and Failed Adventures

Ulysses S. Grant may have been a general and the 18th president, but none of his other endeavors ever took off.
Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) was the 18th president of the… Continue Reading

No Love for Valentine’s Day in the East

Many Eastern nations discourage or even ban the celebration of Valentine’s Day.
February 14 has long been celebrated as a day of… Continue Reading

Poetry for Valentine's Day

People have used poems to express their feelings for centuries.
For thousands of years, the 14th of February has been… Continue Reading

Poetry for Valentine’s Day

People have used poems to express their feelings for centuries.
For thousands of years, the 14th of February has been… Continue Reading

Delegates and Superdelegates Explained

Delegates play a key role in nominating a presidential candidate – but who are they and what do they do?
The road to becoming a nominee for president of the… Continue Reading

Maine: An Anti-Slavery State

Maine joined the Union as a free state in the Missouri Compromise.
Maine became the 23rd state to join the Union on… Continue Reading