POLITICS & POLICY

History is sadly filled with one genocide after the other, and as technology improved, so too did our ability to kill one another en masse. Of course, technology isn’t the only key to killing millions of people, and some of history’s most lethal leaders relied on weapons we consider to be archaic today. Regardless, many
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Many facts about American presidents seem well-known around the country. High school government and social studies classes and basic civics have (hopefully) done enough for countless generations now to drive home the knowledge of the United States’ past leaders. Who the presidents were, what they accomplished, and what their legacies are today all remain important
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From “Family Circle” to “Garfield,” cartoons have always combined subtle sarcasm with over-the-top caricatures. But nothing quite captures our attention like political cartoons. They’re a form of silent and artistic protest, saying with a few panels what most of the world is afraid to put into words. Here are ten cartoons with powerful messages that
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Humans can be such odd creatures. Get ready to dive into the strange world of political campaigns and question… what were people thinking?! From pirates advocating for digital rights to vegans championing environmental policies, our political records are filled with campaigns that make us raise an eyebrow. Buckle up as we journey through the bewildering
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Since its beginning, the U.S. has conducted numerous secret missions. The goals of these operations have included rescue, likely espionage, intelligence-gathering, the investigation of vehicles of possible extraterrestrial origin, and the waging of an international “war on drugs.” For various reasons, each of them on this list went belly up. Related: 10 Things You Won’t
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Whether a leader is elected, appointed, or ascends to power through monarchical rule, they are expected to serve diligently and leave a legacy over time. They are envied, respected, and sometimes criticized in equal measure. While the time limit can vary depending on a country’s constitution or a region’s rule, we can all agree that
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Universally, treason is regarded as a despicable “high crime.” In many countries, it is punishable by life imprisonment or execution and is likely to make a traitor a social pariah. Why, then, would anyone commit such a crime? This list suggests a few motives for such a deed. These accused, which includes some well-known individuals,
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The potential of wars to wreak death and destruction surely places them among humanity’s worst traits. We all know the staggering cost to human life that the two World Wars and other devastating conflicts have wrought. However, not all of history’s wars have been violent. Here are ten surprising wars in which nobody died at
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(xmee/iStock/Getty Images) President Biden’s HHS has gone all-in on radical transgender ideology, encouraging early body-changing medical interventions as “gender-affirming” care. From the HHS Office of Population Affairs publication: Gender-affirming care is a supportive form of healthcare. It consists of an array of services that may include medical, surgical, mental health, and non-medical services for transgender
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President Joe Biden takes a question after announcing the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day for the next six months from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of administration efforts to lower gasoline prices at the White House in Washington, D.C., March 31, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) A White House fact sheet
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