Zachary Boswell

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Vicente Fox utterly destroys Donald Trump with an amazing ad for 2020

Holy heck!<p>Usually when stunt videos like this come out, they’re worth a quick chuckle before moving on. But this ad keeps getting better and better …

The 13 Cities to Visit Instead of Overcrowded Tourist Destinations

Travelers have clocked 369 million international trips so far this year, an incredible sum equal to nearly 1.6 million trips per day. Year to date, …

European Travel

These Historical Fiction Novels Will Sweep You Away

As it turns out, you don’t need a TARDIS to travel through time. All it takes — pardon our cheesiness — is a library card. But it’s true: More than …

Books

Self Drive the Canadian Rockies: A 5 Day Itinerary From Jasper to Banff

<b>Authored by Chan Komagan</b><p>About a year ago a message popped up on my Twitter feed. It said that all national parks in Canada will be free in 2017 to …

National Parks

8 Under-the-Radar Hotels in Canada We Love

Canada is the world’s second-largest country, geographically speaking. Maybe that’s why its smallest hotels seem like such discoveries—jewel-like accommodations embedded in spectacular natural settings, or luxurious lodgings slipped in urban pockets so discreet even locals might miss them. As our …

Pacific Ocean

MSNBC anchors shut down guest who lies on air about Trump's job creation numbers

It hasn’t been the best day for President Trump on cable news. While CNN’s Brooke Baldwin was giving a long rundown of his eventful last four weeks, …

With Scaramucci, Trump is going to war – with the media, with the truth, with America

<i>Scott Reid is an owner-principal at Feschuk Reid and was the Director of Communications to former Prime Minister Paul Martin</i><p>Donald Trump is going to the mattresses.<p>The hiring of the immodest, inexperienced and uncompromising Wall Street money man Anthony Scaramucci as White House director of …

Donald Trump

The Souring of American Exceptionalism

Commitment to liberalism once distinguished the United States—now, it’s the disdain of American elites for the troubles of their fellow citizens that sets the nation apart.<p>Tomorrow, the Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate their independence, the birth of a free nation. Leading the celebrations …

Political Science

An American century of carnage: Measuring violence in a single superpower world

We’re only three quarters of the way through America’s violent century — and there’s more to come<p>On Feb. 17, 1941, almost 10 months before Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Life <i></i>magazine carried a lengthy essay by its publisher, Henry Luce, entitled “The American Century.” The son of Presbyterian …

War

The graffiti kids: How an act of teenage rebellion sparked the Syrian war

At the start of it all, before the uprising and the civil war – and the refugee exodus and the terror and the hatred that have sprung from it – a 14-year-old boy stood giggling with a can of black spray paint, pointing it at the wall of his school in southern Syria.<p>Naief Abazid’s graffiti sparked a …

Middle East

5 Historical Novels That Fantasy Fans Will Probably Love

The Romans occupied Britain for centuries, and now they’ve abandoned the land and its people to fend for themselves. While marauding Saxons, Irish …

Ancient History

What I learned about Canada living in the U.S.

<i>Allison Young is a freelance writer from Peterborough, Ont., now living in Arizona</i><p>Twenty years ago, I was about to graduate at Queen's University and was applying for the JET Programme to teach English in Japan alongside thousands of other travel-hungry bachelor-degree holders<p>The program was …

Canada

In Uganda, gay men say police use torturous method to 'prove' homosexuality | Reuters

CAPE TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was early in the morning when Jackson Mukasa was awakened by the chants outside his Kampala home.<p>“The homos are in there!” the crowd yelled, banging spoons on metal cooking pots.<p>Mukasa, a 21-year-old gay man living in the Ugandan capital, was …

LGBTQI

How Economists View the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

To really understand the impact of artificial intelligence in the modern world, it’s best to think beyond the mega-research projects like those that …

Artificial Intelligence

Eerie Desolation on the Front Lines of the Mosul Campaign Against ISIS

The mouth of the tunnel lies in a two-story, orange and brown villa, one of a flat row of houses in this village in northern Iraq. When Kurdish …

Peshmerga

Russia may be getting ready 'to level Aleppo to the ground'

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made the announcement in a televised meeting with military officials, saying he expected Syrian rebels inside Aleppo to use the pause in the fighting to leave the city through two special corridors.<p>He said the rebels could bring their weapons with them, and he …

Middle East

What’s the Difference Between a Psychopath and a Sociopath?

You see them on the movie screen; you read about them in the news. They’re calculating, charismatic, cold-hearted. But are they psychopaths or …

In Russia’s religious rebirth, Putin is a new Pope

What explains Putin’s success? Two years ago, amid plummeting oil prices, a plummeting ruble, a contracting economy, the flight of investors and …

Russia

Trump sexual assault allegations: Why some victims stay silent

On the heels of defending a damaging 2005 video recording recently released wherein Donald Trump could be heard making lewd comments about his affinity for pursuing women by kissing and groping them, the Republican presidential nominee responded on Thursday to new allegations from five women, …

Donald Trump

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

Few dishes compare to a hunk of juicy steak.<p>And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your favorite local steakhouse.<p>From fridge to …