Theodore Roosevelt

A Long View of American Policy in Asia: On Michael Green’s By More Than Providence

By Graham Webster In Michael J. Green’s rich and ambitious history of US strategic thinking toward Asia, one question stands out: What are Americans …

Foreign Policy

Teddy Roosevelt Wouldn’t Understand the E.U.’s Antitrust Fine Against Google

Back in 1980, Milton Friedman, the University of Chicago economist, starred in a public-television series called “Free to Choose,” in which he presented his free-market ideas and, famously, told a young man that everything he knew about monopoly power was wrong. In the United States, “monopoly” was …

Culture

The Market in Nosedive

The market collapse of 2008 remains a vivid memory today, not least for investors who are still trying to recover. For Scott Nations, a Chicago-based financial engineer, it is but one of a series of meltdowns that have periodically shaken the country’s financial stability. In “A History of the …

Finance

RV Destination: Yosemite National Park

What do you get when you mix together a passionate conservationist and a US president that is zealous about preserving America’s natural beauty? You …

National Parks

Buns of Military Monday funs

Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Need the perfect gear for 4th of July?<br>Want to get that gear from a Veteran owned company?<br>Check out the most American AF …

July 4th

Channeling Teddy Roosevelt: How Trump and Interior Sec. Zinke can protect public lands

Last week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine. The monument, which is made up of 87,500 …

Ryan Zinke

Cattle Kingdom The Hidden History of the Cowboy West by Christopher Knowlton

<b>A revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made</b><p>The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America …

Portland, OR

Presidents’ Houses In New York

<i>by Jessica Allen</i>Several U.S. presidents have spent significant time in New York, including Grover Cleveland, who used to hang out in a mansion in …

American Museum of Natural History

The Advice Every New Grad Needs to Hear

One of the best times in anyone’s life is graduation day, be it high school or college. (Please tell me your song was <i>Graduation</i> by Vitamin C? Just me? Oh…) The turning of the tassel signifies the end of a major chapter and the beginning of “the rest of your life” so to speak.<p>And while it’s a brief …

Brit + Co

Mike Pence gets a new kitten and puppy but Donald Trump remains pet-free

While Sen. Al Franken was issuing a warning that the impeachment of Donald Trump could lead to a “worse” outcome with the elevation of Mike Pence to …

Donald Trump

3 Reasons It May Be Time to Delegate Your Finances

By Cameron Hendricks via Iris.xyz Delegation can improve your finances, reduce stress, and let you focus on what is most important to you. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling while they do it.” – …

3 Tips for Discussing Obamacare

Americans love coffee, and they love to customize it. Me, I’m a medium, one Splenda, soy latte kind of girl. Choice is a good thing, and it’s one of …

Health Care

2017 Twilight Tour of Homes

If you’re looking for something to do later today… something a bit out of the ordinary, consider partaking in the 2017 Twilight Tour of Homes. Hosted …

Buffalo

7 surprising facts you probably don't know about the US Army

Americans celebrate the birth of their nation as July 4, 1776, but the Army is actually the country's "big brother." That makes sense, considering the Continental Army of 1775 — led by future President George Washington — needed to start beating the British in the colonies so Thomas Jefferson could …

Military History

How ‘Snowflake’ Became America’s Inescapable Tough-Guy Taunt

Every age has its own preferred terms of political emasculation. Teddy Roosevelt called Woodrow Wilson a “white-handy Miss Nancy.” Adlai Stevenson was dubbed “Adelaide.” Michael Dukakis was called a “pansy,” George H.W. Bush a “wimp” and John Kerry — in a subtle feat of gendered rhetoric — an …

George H. W. Bush

Kids

Photo by Annie Spratt | UnsplashLooking for small, irrational, incompetent, freeloader roommates with rage issues and separation anxiety? Have …

Children's Books

Teddy Roosevelt takes a dive into the stands

The Nationals are on a roll after their west coast road trip, and didn’t skip a beat Thursday night as they returned to Nationals Park to beat the …

Baseball

Infographic: Habits Of Highly Successful Women

As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Nothing worth having comes easy.” Similar to Elon Musk’s bumpy road to success, these highly successful women did …

Simone Biles

REI’s Comments to the Department of the Interior Regarding National Monuments

<i>On June 6, 2017, REI Co-op CEO Jerry Stritzke submitted the following to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke regarding the review of 27</i> …

National Parks

An Excerpt From My Definitely Not a Presidential Campaign Book

<i>I regret to say, friends, that the Potential Candidates are At It Again. Chaos may currently reign, but some people have enough confidence in the future to sow seeds and conceive children, and other people have enough confidence to publish vague, inspiring books in which they imply that if you were</i> …

Opinion

Americans own 640m acres of national land – if you can keep it

For over 100 years, a small minority have battled the very idea of national land. As efforts are renewed, all Americans must face the fight<p>America’s public lands are in danger. Help us fight the sell-off<p>The rancher came roaring up on a four-wheeler.<p>“Hey, you,” he shouted. “You’re trespassing!”<p>This …

Bears Ears National Monument

From Open Range to Closed Frontier

‘I wish that I had never heard of a horned beast.” So concluded the Earl of Rosslyn, a British investor in the 19th-century American cattle boom. He isn’t a major character in Christopher Knowlton’s lively and sweeping chronicle, but his disappointed summation leaps out of its pages with a familiar …

History

Will America Once Again Undermine Iran’s Pro-Democracy Movement?

Trita ParsiReformists won big in the recent elections, but Trump favors confrontation, which helps Iranian hard-liners.The post Will America Once …

Iran

How to Ask Purposeful Questions to Engage Your Team

Every leader has favorite questions, but they do not always elicit the insights they want.<p>Plenty of books are filled with lists of questions, but asking questions without a clear objective is like playing the question lotto. Very occasionally you might get lucky and win, but most of the time you …

Leadership

A guide to New York City residences that eight U.S. presidents have called home

While President Trump is only the second native son of New York City to occupy the White House, the city’s energy has drawn many other presidents. The sites associated with them often are overshadowed by better-known attractions. Still, they offer a glimpse of the city’s past — and its constant …

Lifestyle

For fun and freedom, these 19th century female fighters got in the ring

Meet the women who practiced the “manly art” of boxing<p>As the 19th century drew to a close, Americans were becoming obsessed with physical fitness, …

History

Interactive Map Shows the History of Presidential Travel

President Trump recently concluded his first foreign tour, during which he traveled to five different countries, met with a bevy of international …

Maps

The Canton Speech

Comrades, friends, and fellow workers, for this very cordial greeting, this very hearty reception, I thank you all with the fullest appreciation of …

Socialism

We’re jealous of this cat that’s visiting all the U.S. national parks

Vladimir is the purr-fect travel companion.<p>In 2016, Vladimir the cat, along with his human family, Cees (pronounced “Case”) Cornelis and Madison …

National Parks

Abraham Lincoln Was at Teddy Roosevelt’s Inauguration… Sort Of

President Theodore Roosevelt had Abraham Lincoln’s hair with him when he was sworn into office. During his 2nd inauguration in 1905, Roosevelt wore a …

History