Monday Open Thread

An Inconvenient Candidate

Hey, remember that time a black woman ran for President in 1972? You don’t? Well, it’s true:

Before Carol Moseley Braun, before Barack Obama, before Hillary Clinton, Shirley Chisholm was both the first woman and the first African American to run for the nomination of a major party for President of the United […]

Soaring Valor

Last summer, Gary Sinise and his Foundation brought dozens of World War 2 veterans on a trip to visit the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The experience was recorded and made into this very moving short documentary. If you’ve got 7 minutes to spare, it’s well worth watching.

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Sorry, Not Sorry

Andrew Klavan is awesome. If I ever became president, this would pretty much sum up my foreign policy.

RIP — Chief Joe Medicine Crow

RIP chief and warrior Joe Medicine Crow..

According to Crow tradition, a man must fulfill certain requirements to become chief of the tribe: command a war party successfully, enter an enemy camp at night and steal a horse, wrestle a weapon away from his enemy and touch the first enemy fallen, without killing […]

Wednesday Open Thread

By Their Hairdos Ye Shall Know Them

A series of YouTube videos titled “100 Years of Beauty” shows the evolution of a country’s fashions over the last century in about a minute each. It’s a fascinating window into each nation’s history, and Iran’s is particularly illuminating. Note the sudden change after the 1970s:

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Friday Open Thread

Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana, warms up for a radio speech from his Washington, DC office on March 7, 1935.

From The Trailer Park - Hillary's America

Dinesh D’Souza’s follow-up to “2016: Obama’s America”.

Remember the Alamo!

On this date, following a thirteen day siege the Alamo fell in 1836.