#America

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Where the Small-Town American Dream Lives On | The New Yorker

As America’s rural communities stagnate, what can we learn from one that hasn’t?

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture

These basic cultural precepts could be followed by people of all backgrounds and abilities, especially when backed up by almost universal endorsement.

History | History

How Americans Celebrated Independence Day in 1777 | Mental Floss

July 4, 1776, may not be the day the Continental Congress declared their independence from England (that would be July 2). It's not even the day that signing of the Declaration began (that would be a month later and drag on for quite some time).

History | History

A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found — in England

The only other parchment copy of the document that proclaimed the independence of America's 13 colonies is at the National Archives in Washington.

History | History

Here's How British and American Spelling Parted Ways | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Margaritaville Tahiti DM3000

A detailed review of the Margaritaville Tahiti DM3000 including the best place to buy - Quality reviews at On The Gas.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Blendtec TB 621 20 Review - Blend Away

A detailed review of the Blendtec Heavy Duty Blender including the best place to buy - Quality reviews at On The Gas.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Cuisinart Multi Cooker Review

A detailed Cuisinart Multi Cooker Review including the best place to purchase it online.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

The Bosch Universal Plus Mixer - Mix it up!

A detailed review of the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer including the best place to buy - Quality reviews at On The Gas.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Omega Juicer 806 | A Detailed Review

Is The Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer Black Chrome the Best Vegetable Juicer On the Planet ? Find Out Here

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Waring Commercial Waffle Maker Review

A detailed review of the Waring Pro Double Waffle Maker including the best place to buy online. Quality reviews at On The Gas.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL – Heating Things Up

A detailed review of the Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL including the best place to purchase it online.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Contemporary Cuisine in North America - The 60's & 70's

A look at Contemporary Cuisine and how it evolved during the 1960's and 1970's.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

The Best Pots and Pans Sets - Our Top 5

A Detailed Review of The Best Pots and Pans or Cookware for gas stoves to Buy Online & Why. Quality Reviews at On The Gas

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Top 5 BBQ Grill Smokers Reviewed 2016/2017

Take A Look At The Top 5 BBQ Grill Smokers Rated by Our Team At On The Gas and Decide For Yourself Which One Suits You Best

Politics | Trump

George Will: Donald Trump’s Rise Reflects America’s Decay

If Donald Trump wins, the GOP ends as a vehicle for conservatism.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The lost world of 9/10: The Sept. 11 attacks and the end of American innocence

The day before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was the last day of American innocence.

History | The Constitution

New York Commemorates Patriots Day!

So far, seven of the 13 Colonies have spoken: Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia -- and, on the anniversary of Lexington and Concord, New York. All seven held elections, not party-rigged conferences or caucu

News | Interesting Links

Is the GOP Risking Suicide?

To either ignore the clear instructions of its electorate, or renounce their chosen messenger, would be for the Republican Party to forfeit its future, and cling to a discredited and dead past.…

News | Interesting Links

Let Me Ask America a Question - WSJ

Republican presidential contender Donald J. Trump writes: Let me ask America a question: How has the “system” been working out for you and your family?

History | The Constitution

The Rule-or-Ruin Republicans

If the oligarchs, neocons and Trump-loathers, having failed to stop him in Cleveland, collude to destroy the GOP ticket in the fall, they have a chance of succeeding. And Clinton’s super PACs would surely be delighted to contribute to that cause. Bu

Politics | Trump Politics

Why it’s time for a Trump revolution

My friends are worried about me. They insist something is not right and suggest prayer, counseling, even rehab. “Take a break,” they urge. “Get away for a few days and clear your head.” They are wi…

Politics | Resources

5 Things to Know about U.S. Military Aid to Israel - AJC: Global Jewish Advocacy

To enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values around the world. Combating anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry; Promoting pluralism and shared democratic values; Supporting Israel's que

Politics | Trump Politics

Donald Trump Upends Status Quo on Foreign Policy

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has sketched out a foreign policy that would mark a sharp change in the way the U.S. approaches global hot spots, mollifying tensions with some leaders and widening fissures with others.

News | Interesting Links

Trump’s America

There’s nothing irrational about Donald Trump’s appeal to the white working class, writes Charles Murray: They have every reason to be frustrated with the raw deal they’ve received in recent decades.

Travel | Travel

America's weirdest tourist attractions - Business Insider

America is home to a wide variety of tourist attractions, some of which are fascinatingly wacky. Whether you're looking for a museum dedicated to bananas or a house made of paper, odds are it can be found somewhere in the US.

Food & Drink | Travel

These Are the 20 Quirkiest Towns in America

From Provincetown to Boulder, these towns march to the beat of a different drummer

News | News

Americans over 30 are more miserable than they’ve ever been - MarketWatch

“Adults over 30 are less happy than their predecessors,” concludes a study published online Thursday in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science, which examined happiness data from more than 50,000 adults, gleaned from the General Social Survey, carried out by NORC at the University of Chicago, a nonpartisan, independent research organization, which has collected information about American adults since 1972.

History | History

Constitutionally, Slavery Is No National Institution - The New York Times

It is one of the most destructive falsehoods in American history to say otherwise. The Civil War began over a simple question: Did the Constitution of the United States recognize slavery — property in humans — in national law?

News | Interesting Links

▶ What Makes America Different? - YouTube

Is America really that great? Or is the United States just like any other nation? Outsiders tend to be the best judge of character, and Nick Adams, a best-se...

Politics | Politics

The Case for America

Mark Levin was talking about how destructive to our society is a big government and the result of that day's program herein is the lesson of that daY, from August 4, 2015

Food & Drink | Food

Fast Food Chains, As Ranked By American Consumers

American consumers have spoken and they have ranked America's fast food chains. Where did your favorite end up?

Politics | Seriously???

Al Jazeera publishes video for the Fourth of July criticizing Americans | Daily Mail Online

Al Jazeera's digital channel AJ+ posted a video on July 3rd in which a series of presenters say how US is ranked top in the world in uncomfortable and embarrassing categories.

History | History

The Declaration of Independence: Six lesser-known facts - CNN.com

This Fourth of July will mark the 239th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Here are some lesser-known facts about the document.

History | History

Why Did Yankee Doodle Call a Feather ‘Macaroni’?

Yankee Doodle went to town...Mm-hm, yeah.
Riding on a pony...Ok.
Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni...Wait. What?

Politics | Interesting Links

What Makes America Different? - Prager University

Is America really that great? Or is the United States just like any other nation? Outsiders tend to be the best judge of character, and Nick Adams, a best-selling Australian author and political commentator, gives an outsider's view of the USA.

History | History

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings

Politics | Op-Ed

American Imperialism FTW | Washington Free Beacon

The rest of the world loves to whinge and moan about U.S. aggression—until it needs something done, of course. And then they're happy we haven't given in to the reigning international order like the rest of the failed imperial powers out there.

Politics | Politics

More Americans distrust Hillary Clinton than trust her

While the former secretary of state remains the clear front-runner in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, a growing number of American voters view her unfavorably and distrust her, new polls released Tuesday show.

Miscellaneous | Random

This Map Shows The Most Famous Fictional Character From Every U.S. State

The people over at Playboy decided to put together a map of the 50 states along with each character they believed to be the most famous.

Miscellaneous | Other Interesting Stories

Assignment America: Selma

Fifty years after the police viciously attacked hundreds of marchers in a pivotal moment of the civil rights movement, Selma, Ala., defies neat story lines.

Travel | Travel

The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America | Thrillist

We already told you about the sexiest neighborhoods in the world. And while strolling the beaches of Ipanema sounds just dandy this time of year, the cost of a plane ticket to Brazil -- or any of those other places -- does not. But hey, we have plent...

History | History

Time capsule that was in Massachusetts State House is opened - The Boston Globe

The container had not seen the light of day since 1855, when it was removed for cleaning and additions.

History | History

Crispus Attucks: America's First Revolutionary War Casualty | Mental Floss

Who was the Revolutionary War’s first colonial casualty? A black seaman with Native American roots.

Crispus Attucks’ dramatic death made him a polarizing figure in 1770. On March 5th of that year, the infamous Boston Massacre claimed his life and left a legacy over which the emerging nation would soon struggle.

Politics | Politics

Rankings: California Not Represented in Top 100 'Most American' Cities

California is not represented in the top 100 "most American" cities, as determined by a new study that utilized a variety of metrics.

History | History

200 Years Ago Today: The Burning of Washington, D.C.

(Mural by Allyn Cox, U.S. Department of State)Two hundred years ago, the United States was locked in a bitter struggle against the British Empire known as the War of 1812. For the new republic, the stakes were profoundly high. This became especially clear

Politics | Op-Ed

Why Washington Should Declare War on ISIS - NationalJournal.com

The terrorist group has a bigger sanctuary, far more money, and is more indiscriminately murderous than al-Qaida was on Sept. 10, 2001.

News | News

12 facts about depression and suicide in America

Only 19.6 percent of American adults with mood disorders get minimally adequate treatment — but treatment can really work.

Politics | Op-Ed

America: Exceptionally good or exceptionally evil?

Anti-Americanism, like Americanism, is a home-grown phenomenon.

I am defining anti-Americanism not pejoratively, but clinically, as referring to antagonism to American ideas and institutions.

News | Op-Ed

Six Reasons Why Americans Should Care About The War Between Hamas and Israel

Hamas and al-Qaeda are of the same ilk. Brothers in arms, both Islamist terrorist groups are funded by Iran and theologically motivated to wage a violent jihad, or holy war, against the West.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

A brotherhood of firefighters: American firefighters are training in Israel, putting out fires

Billy Hirth loves the Jewish people. Hirth, 52, a senior firefighter from Arlington, Texas, has been in Israel’s southern region for the last few days, helping local firefighters put out the fires caused by rockets from Gaza.

News | NEWS

Top US firefighters help Israel amid rocket fire

News: Delegation of firefighters from US, including 9/11 first responders, arrive in Israel to help Israeli counterparts deal with fires caused by ongoing rocket fire.

History | History

Preserving America's military legacy is Job One for historian

The excitement Rodney Hilton Brown felt as a young boy searching for rusty Revolutionary War relics in forgotten Philadelphia attics has only deepened in his obsessive quest for iconic artifacts that tell the story of America’s bravery and cou

Politics | Politics

Keep America looking good during shutdown: Man mows lawn around Lincoln Memorial

The South Carolina resident has taken upon himself to help keep the monuments and areas around them clean during the shutdown

History | History

6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About the Founding of America

It turns out our teachers, Hollywood and whoever we got our Thanksgiving mythology from (Big Turkey?) all made America's origin story far more boring than it actually was for some very disturbing reasons.