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How the South Skews America

We’d be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie.<p>Every year the Fourth of July is marked by ringing affirmations of American exceptionalism. We are a special nation, uniquely founded on high ideals like freedom and equality. In practice, however, much of what sets the …

11 Ways Skiing Was Totally Different in the '80s

If you stop to think about it, the '80s really were America's heyday.<p>By: Matt Meltzer<p>If you stop to think about it, the '80s really were America's heyday. Flying wasn't the worst part of the holiday season, people weren't wrapped up in social media, and rock stars sang songs about strip clubs, …

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Snowcookie Tracks Your Skiing to Maximize Your Downhill Form

Part of the joy of skiing is perfecting your downhill form. Unfortunately, that usually involves a very expensive private lesson with video showing you all the things you’ve done wrong after the fact. Snowcookie can give you that information while you’re actually on the slopes.<p>The Snowcookie system …

Video: Skiing through this impossibly narrow ridge is so freaking insane

Holy cow. I don't know how professional skier Cody Townsend pulled off this insane ski line that saw him pretty much drop straight down and then …

3 goals for ski racing success

Anna Fenninger training at Vail on Saturday. GEPA<p>Defining success in ski racing is a difficult task. When I ask most racers and coaches how they …

Didn't Obama Hear Oregon’s Warning Shot on Immigration?

“We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists” said Thomas Jefferson in his first inaugural. It was a gracious touch, a rhetorical olive branch to …

Don’t Sound Like a Gaper!

Mispronounce these 25 brands and you may as well have “gaper” stamped on your forehead.<p>Author:<p>Ryan Dionne<p>Publish date:<p>Any gaper can look like he or …

U.S. Ski Team Names 2014-15 Alpine Roster

<b>Copper Mountain, CO –</b> The sun was shining down on Copper Mountain’s Center Village on Saturday where a crowd of thousands congregated for the 2015 …

5 (New) Reasons Why Mitt Romney Should Enter the 2016 Race

Whether or not you voted for Romney in 2012 (and even whether you like Mitt personally or not), I believe he would make a remarkable president.<p>As a friend and as a business associate I have known and worked with Mitt for more than a decade. As CEO and chairman of a series of cool tech companies …

Secrets From a Ski Team Tech

Fischer's ski tuning guru Leo Mussi dishes on the secrets of fast skis.<p>Author:<p>Ryan Dionne<p>Publish date:<p>Leo Mussi knows ski tech. The 45-year-old is …

Skis Equal Skiing

<i>Editor's Note: This is the latest installment of The Odds Are Good, a semi-regular column by Heather Hansman about real life stories in the ski world</i> …

What Al Franken’s Normcore Senate Race Can Teach Other Democrats

Observers have noted that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has made strenuous efforts to distinguish his second career as a politician from his previous stint …

Dark Money Will Decide Which Party Controls the Senate

<i>This story was</i> <i>published</i> <i>by</i> <i>The Center for Public Integrity</i><i>, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.</i><p>The days of …

See All 1,715 Entries to the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition Online

The competition for the new Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki closed last month, becoming the most popular architectural competition in history with …

Photo of the Day: Garrett Grove

Garrett Grove was born and raised in the Western parts of North America. He’s called places like Alaska, Washington and British Columbia home. He is …

Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too

Right now, millions of Americans are disenfranchised by our political process. They can pay taxes and contribute to social security, but they can’t …

ATOMIC AIRTIME ⎪ INFAMOUS, Windells, Mt.Hood

VP Biden Apologizes for Telling Truth About Turkey, Saudi and ISIS

Vice President Joe Biden is apologizing again for speaking the truth. After talking for an hour and a half at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy Forum last …

The UK’s New Iron Lady in Kitten Heels

LONDON, United Kingdom — Ruthless on immigration, cracking down on civil rights and apparently keener on airstrikes than John McCain, there’s a …

Peter Thiel, PayPal Founder, Funds 'Seasteading,' Libertarian Sea Colony

PayPal founder Peter Thiel has invested $1.25 million in an ambitious project--floating, autonomous colonies at sea.<p>The progressive entrepreneur who pays bright, young students $100,000 each to drop out of school and pursue business ideas, is one of Silicon Valley's more prolific investors. After …

Peter Thiel’s Radical Political Vision

If Silicon Valley ever secures enough money to take over Washington, D.C., it’s unlikely that they’ll dismantle the government in a fit of bottled-up …

An Anti-Gay Marriage Group’s Big GOP Target

Senator Rob Portman is being touted as a potential presidential candidate by Speaker John Boehner, and the Ohio Republican is making a campaign …

December 19, 2014

About Grant Gunderson<p>One of the ski industry's most dedicated photographers, Grant has shot for every major snow sports and outdoor publication world …

Photo of the Day: Mark Fisher

Throughout my life I have spent significant time living internationally and throughout the United States. These experiences, as well as the …

Refresh Yourself with ArchDaily's 15 Most Popular Pools on Pinterest

We present to you 15 of ArchDaily's most re-pinned pools on Pinterest; designs which resonate with the profound power of the aquatic. As Lao Tzu …

An Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up With a Cup of Coffee

Well, it looks like we’ve stumbled upon heaven. And its name is The Barisieur.<p>As one who hates waking up early, it doesn’t get much better than this. …

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