Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino, a runner from Topsfield, Mass., collided on the track during the women’s 5,000-meter race. The two seemingly sacrificed any chance at an Olympic medal to help each other reach the finish line, picking each other up, urging each other to continue, pushing each other to the finish. “I’m never going to … Continue reading The Best Olympians
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote. The first national constitutional amendment had been proposed in Congress in 1878, and in every Congress session after that. Finally, in 1919, it narrowly passed both houses of Congress and was sent to the states to be ratified. Most … Continue reading Harry Burn, age 24, Gave Women The Right to Vote
No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.
“To push the envelope” is an expression that means to exceed or try to exceed the normal limits. “Stationery” is writing materials such as paper and envelopes. “Stationary” (-ary) means to not move. This pun plays with the word stationery/ stationery and the idea of pushing something (moving something) and staying still (stationary).
Whoever invented knock-knock jokes should get a no-bell prize.
If you knock on the door you do not use the doorbell. “No-bell prize” sounds like Nobel, Nobel Prize. This pun plays with the words no-bell/ Noble.
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Authoritarians, as a growing presence in the GOP, are a real constituency that exists independently of Trump — and will persist as a force in American politics regardless of the fate of his candidacy. If Trump loses the election, that will not remove the threats and social changes that trigger the “action side” of … Continue reading HOW AUTHORITARIANS WILL CHANGE THE GOP
http://www.vox.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A 2010 protest against President Obama. In the early 2000s, as researchers began to make use of the NES data to understand how authoritarianism affected US politics, their work revealed three insights that help explain not just the rise of Trump, but seemingly a half-century of American political dynamics. The … Continue reading HOW AUTHORITARIANISM WORKS
Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images For years now, before anyone thought a person like Donald Trump could possibly lead a presidential primary, a small but respected niche of academic research has been laboring over a question, part political science and part psychology, that had captivated political scientists since the rise of the Nazis. How do people come … Continue reading WHAT IS AMERICAN AUTHORITARIANISM?
A POEM BY KEITH WELCH When nature deals you tiny hands take heart, do not despair! In this, unlike in saner lands a head of floss-like hair coupled with an orange-ish tan will lend a presidential air And if you have no policies feel free to fan the hate and leverage the qualities to which … Continue reading CANDIDATE TRUMP