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QUIZ: Cleveland Browns Starting Quarterback Since 1999, or Signer of the Declaration of Independence?

August 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Even the most knowledgeable don’t know the names of every signer of the Declaration of Independence, and even the biggest football fans can’t name every poor bastard who has had to start a game for the Cleveland Browns since 1999. How well will you do?

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Imagining Alexander Hamilton's historic meeting with 'Hamilton' creator lin Manuel Miranda

If Alexander Hamilton watched ‘Hamilton’ with Lin Manuel Miranda

June 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In the wake of the rising popularity of the Broadway play Hamilton, we wondered what it would be like if Alexander Hamilton was revived and able to see the play with Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda. We assume the conversation would go something like this:

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18 Dates You’ll Need to Know to Pass AP US History in Oklahoma

February 19, 2015 / by / 4 Comments

This week, Oklahoma lawmakers presented a bill to cut funding to Advanced Placement U.S. History classes throughout the state, citing that they focus on negative aspects of American history and fail to emphasize American exceptionalism.

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Historical Events as Tweeted by ESPN

February 10, 2015 / by , , / 2 Comments

If you happen to follow ESPN on Twitter, or Facebook, or really any form of social media for that matter (we can safely assume not even they bothered with Google Plus, right?), you know that they are indisputably the worst.

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Giving Boston the U.S. Olympic bid is pretty much the worst thing ever

Giving Boston the U.S. Olympic bid is a travesty of justice

February 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

My fellow Americans, We have made a grave mistake. 

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Try your hand at 10 trivia questions regarding the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that the Obama administration would rather not answer.

10 Trivia Crack questions about the 2012 Benghazi attack the Obama administration is too afraid to answer

January 06, 2015 / by / 6 Comments

How well do you know the shameless and irresponsible prioritization of politics over transparency in the sickening 2012 Benghazi attack scandal?

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Save Our High School History Curriculum–Stop Dedicating an Entire Goddamn Unit to the Gilded Age

September 25, 2014 / by / 242 Comments

The Jefferson County School Board in Denver, Colorado has come under heat recently for their controversial proposal to teach a history curriculum that is revised to bolster patriotic sentiments and faith in capitalism. Many people — myself included — are outraged.

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An open letter to mothers regarding the danger of daughters dating liberal arts majors

Mothers, don’t let your children date liberal arts majors

April 09, 2014 / by / 428 Comments

My fellow comrades, Raising a son or daughter can be a difficult, if rewarding, endeavor. Lord knows that helping your progeny along the way to adulthood can be harrowing and fraught with struggles.

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Keep Calm and Please Stop With The Stupid Shirts

March 25, 2014 / by / 27 Comments

A couple years ago, the “Keep Calm and Carry On” design took the world of uncreative idiots and rec-league softball teams by storm. Since then, it seems like you can’t go anywhere without seeing a t-shirt making the British war slogan “their own.”

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Russian incursion into Ukraine and the yo-yo of human history

What Ukraine Can Teach Us About Understanding Human History

February 28, 2014 / by / 24 Comments

“If we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.” I’ve always found this phrase obnoxious and overused. What was once a reasonable conjecture has, over the years, evolved into a truism so widely spoken that one doesn’t even need to say the second half anymore.

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