For George Washington a Sword Was Much More Than an Accessory

July 4, 2017

Authors Intro: In Riding with George, I use my background as a war correspondent, sports reporter, and amateur equestrian to focus on Washingtons exploits as a foxhunter, woodsman, warrior, and man of manners, explaining how Georges performances helped crystallize his contribution to our modern ideas of sportsmanship and chivalry, even as they also highlight the intimate ties between sports and war. It isnt difficult to understand George Washingtons interest in…

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The gender of Beyonc’s twins might have been revealed by Barack Obama himself

June 17, 2017

Image: Isa Foltin/Getty Images Former president Barack Obama might be getting a little too comfortable outside of the office. He’s out here doing good work, sure, but he’s also possibly leaking some seriously classified information without a care in the world. At least that’s what some fans of Beyonc and Jay-Z think. Many have noticed that during the beautiful introduction Obama made for Jay-Z’s induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of…

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Artist cleverly inserts ‘The Simpsons’ characters into real life

June 16, 2017

Artist Francois Dourlen has been tipping his cap to The Simpsons on Instagram by inserting the show’s characters into non-animated situations. Marge smiling from a flower bush, Moe mixing a cocktail likely fancier than a Flaming Moe they’re all lurking in the real world and Dourlen wants to help you spot them. SEE ALSO: Ukraine tweeting a ‘Simpsons’ GIF at Russia is peak 2017 politics #thesimpsons #flowers #marge #spring #hollidays…

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Clutter wants to store your stuff but help you not forget it exists

June 15, 2017

Image: clutter Clutter is disrupting its own name. SEE ALSO: This startup wants to be the QVC of your smartphone The two-year-old startup takes the stuff you don’t use out of your home and makes sure you don’t just put it in a disorganized storage unit. Clutter, based in Los Angeles, employs movers and software engineers who work together to build a sophisticated system of packing and storing, where each…

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Ralph Northam Wins In Democratic Primary For Virginia Governor

June 14, 2017

Although Perriello enjoyed greater support among millennials, liberals and residents of Southwestern Virginia, his campaign hopes depended on getting many of them to turn out for the first time. Its still an uphill climb for groups that are farther to the left to succeed even in a Democratic Primary, said Geoffrey Skelly, an expert in state politics at the University of Virginia. Theres a lot of excitement. But at the…

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John McCain: U.S. Leadership Was Better Under Obama

June 12, 2017

The Guardian newspaper asked McCain what message Trump was sending the United Kingdom when he criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan after the June 3 terror attack which left eight dead and dozens wounded. They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica, McCain told the Guardian. As far as American leadership is concerned, yes, McCain said.

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The Trump administration as Sonic the Hedgehog because why the hell not

June 10, 2017

Image: mashable composite; max knoblauch The primary duty of a journalist is to speak truth to power to lift “the veil” and expose the true nature of the people who control different aspects of our everyday lives. As America struggles with massive political change in 2017, that role is especially important. And that is why I have chosen to draw the Trump administration as Sonic the Hedgehog. SEE ALSO: 5…

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Uber driver who took Bills player on 500-mile trip thought he just wanted to get some wings

June 10, 2017

Buffalo Bills cornerback Shareece Wright took a $632 Uber from Chicago to Buffalo for practice this week. Why might an Uber driver consent to such a lengthy trip, you ask? Well, he just thought Wright wanted to eat some Buffalo wings. Driver Hadi Abdollahian, who spoke with the Washington Poston Wednesday, says that after he elected to pick up Wright on the Uber app, Wright called him to discuss their…

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Controversial Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera Returns To Chicago

May 19, 2017

Murals and sun-bleached images of Lopez Rivera plastered windows along the Paseo Boricua in Chicagos Puerto Rican enclave of Humboldt Park with messages that called for his freedom and hailed him as a hero for his controversial role in fighting for Puerto Rican independence. Lopez Rivera spent part of his boyhood in the neighborhood. Thursdays events included a march down the Paseo Boricua accompanied by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and…

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