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Uh, John Boehner: Trump Is the Opposite of Teddy Roosevelt

The former speaker said Trump reminds him of our 26th president, which just shows he knows little about Trump—and nothing about Teddy Roosevelt.<p>“I …

Ben Carson: Egyptian Pyramids Built For Grain Storage, Not By Aliens Or As Tombs

"...you know, it doesn't require an alien being when God is with you."<p>Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told graduates during a commencement address in the late '90s that he believed the pyramids in Egypt were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain, and not, as most …

Roosevelt: The Trust Buster!

President Roosevelt did not just focus on conservationism during his presidency. He attacked the trusts guilty of monopolies and set up the necessary …

Teddy Roosevelt, "Socialist" Advocate of Progressive Taxation - Steven Waldman

On Good Morning America, Joe the Plumber said that it was unfair for someone to have to pay more just because they make more. He called it …

How superdonors are gutting America: Here’s the research that helps explain a political system’s rightward lurch

There’s been some debate over the role of the largest donors on the political process. Research tells the tale<p>How has the rise of big donors affected our policies? Conventional wisdom suggests that it's pushing our politics to the right. However, in a recent post over at Vox, political scientist …

Middle-class

Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones

The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stone blocks across the desert by wetting the sand in front of a …

The best burger joints in 10 major cities around the US

If it's possible to judge a city's dining scene by its burgers, then these 10 cities are America's food capitals.<p>With the help of Foursquare— the city guide app that allows users to find food, drink, shops, and more around the globe — we've honed in on the top-ranked burger restaurants in Boston, …

Four Square

RFK's 1968 Gun Control Speech in Roseburg, Oregon Shows How Little Has Changed

In May 25, 1968, ten days before he would be assassinated in California, democratic presidential candidate, Senator Robert F. Kennedy called for gun control in Roseburg, Oregon, the site of this country's latest school massacre.<p>The 1968 British television news magazine, <i>24 hours</i>, hosted by Cliff …

Guns

Lost 'Epic of Gilgamesh' verse depicts cacophonous abode of gods

A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh."<p>The new finding, a clay tablet, reveals a previously unknown "chapter" of the epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. This new section brings both …

Ancient History

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

Self-help

The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?

In 12 of 16 past cases in which a rising power has confronted a ruling power, the result has been bloodshed.<p>When Barack Obama meets this week with Xi Jinping during the Chinese president’s first state visit to America, one item probably won’t be on their agenda: the possibility that the United …

Geopolitics

Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom

Socrates. A Greek philosopher. An enigmatic genius. A genius who gave a whole new norm to the Western philosophy. The standard set by him, his …

Apps to download for your car

REUTERS/Desmond Boylan<p>We own cars way longer than we own cell phones, but that means most of our cars are desperately in need of an upgrade.<p>That's where these apps step in. From getting gas on-demand to knowing why your check engine light is on, the way we drive and approach owning a car is …

Apps

The Best Strategy Board Games Of All Time

Do you have dreams of conquest? Do fancy the idea of trying to outsmart your opponents in a clever battle of wits? Then you need to take a look at …

The Philosophy of Star Trek: The Kobayashi Maru, No-Win Scenarios, And Ethical Leadership

Starfleet’s no-win scenario training exercise tests ethical decision-making and leadership. Part of that ethical leadership is recognizing the limits of your powers, and deciding what to do in the face of those limits.<p>The Kobayashi Maru is a training simulation in which Starfleet cadets encounter a …

Star Trek

The South Seemed Pretty Sure It Was Fighting for Slavery

It is only very recently, as the debate over the confederate flag has been renewed, that I have come to realize just how deeply the myth that the Civil War wasn't really about slavery has taken root. I had always been under the impression that people who sported the flag were fully aware that it …

War

27 Game-Changing Hacks Every Frequent Flier Should Know

Easy, breezy air travel? Yes, PLEASE!<p>These genius flight hacks minimize the headache that comes with busy airports and long flights. But surprisingly, not every frequent flier knows them all. We were familiar with some tips, like the speed of TSA PreCheck and the ability to cancel almost any flight …

Hacking

Are U.S. Airlines Repeating The Mistakes Of 1970s U.S. Automakers?

During a recent trip overseas with my family, we flew Aer Lingus on the outbound flight, and a traditional U.S. airline carrier for the return trip. Feeling guilty about so many nights away from home while speaking around the world, I cashed in enough frequent flyer miles for business class travel …

Automotive Industry