America’s Story, Told Though Its Parks – RealClearPolitics

“National parks are the best idea we ever had,” Western writer Wallace Stegner once said. “Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best, rather than our worst.” That idea, as old as the United States itself, was simply this: that the most beautiful mountains, fields, forests, and shorelines should be preserved for the […]

How Can America Recover From Donald Trump? – New York Times

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WWII vet finishes run across America with toes in Atlantic – Fox News

ST. SIMON’S ISLAND, Ga. –  After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America. The World War II veteran dipped his toes in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning, ending a cross-country run that started in San Diego. Local media reported that Andrus was surrounded by hundreds of people […]

Salon: GOP Must Dump Jesus in ‘Post-Christian America’ – Breitbart News

Salon Magazine has accused the Republican Party of being out of touch with “post-Christian America,” warning the GOP that if it doesn’t renege on its alliance with Christianity, it will soon become irrelevant. Ted Cruz’s failure to get the GOP nomination, Matthew Sheffield proclaims in Salon, “is a perfect window into trends that will set […]

Why are people still defending slavery in America? 5 common excuses, debunked – Vox

Why are people still defending slavery in America? 5 common excuses, debunked – Vox

This year’s Republican and Democratic National Conventions yielded an unexpected takeaway: Most Americans don’t know much about slavery. On the latest episode of her MTV web series Decoded, comedian and activist Franchesca Ramsey highlighted the unfortunate tendency many Americans have to ignore or erase the role slavery played in the country’s past. “We […]

Musings Of An Average Joe: Finally, Someone Is Addressing … – Fox News

Musings Of An Average Joe: Finally, Someone Is Addressing … – Fox News

AP By Joe Bilello – Fox News Once again, the federal government has set its sights and your money on solving a problem that doesn’t exist. Apparently, the rich, white man has dominated America’s farmland for too long and the federal government is seeking to remedy this abomination of justice. If Americans only knew how […]

Obama Criticizes the ‘Free Riders’ Among America’s Allies – New York Times

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