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Our parents are missing the one trait that makes America truly great

In Wednesday's Washington Post appeared a note from a Baby Boomer who will possibly hold his nose and vote for Donald Trump for President of the United States. Here's a taste of it: "We are under no illusions about Trump. We know that...Show More Summary

Film Review: 'THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR'

The setting is a presidential race in America, pitting corporate greed (buoyed by no less than the NRA) against a populist uprising by the people. I may have just described the wacky election cycle of the United States of 2016, or the disturbingly violent, fictionalized setting of The Purge’s America in 2025. Show More Summary

America: We Need to Vote [Video]

Samantha Bee thinks the United States will be okay… if we vote. Most of Bee’s Monday night show was about Brexit. One of her segments was about how, although America should pay attention to the vote overseas, we aren’t the United Kingdom. So, let’s prove that nationalism isn’t the American […] The post America: We Need to Vote [Video] appeared first on EcoSalon.

North America leaders meet with trade threats, Brexit on their minds

By Roberta Rampton and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico gather on Wednesday to stress the importance of trade at a time of mounting international doubts about the benefits of globalization. Show More Summary

Ilvermorny Was Founded by Voldemort's Relatives, and Other Secrets of America's Wizarding School

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today, J.K. Rowling released what is definitely her best work of the recent spate of stories related the wizarding world of the United States. Possibly because it has so many familiar Harry Potter elements: orphans, purebloodism, the power of love, etc. Read more...

National Park Bathroom Use Based on Gender Identity, Not Biological Sex, NPS Spox Says

The United States Department of the Interior says that people who visit America's national parks or national park lands are free to use restrooms and changing rooms consistent with their gender identity.

Letter From America: Handicapping the Odds of a Clinton Landslide

For more than three decades after World War II, lopsided presidential victories occurred regularly in the United States. But not anymore.

North America Is Set to Announce Its Most Ambitious Clean Energy Target Yet

The United States, Canada, and Mexico are poised to announce an ambitious new energy pledge that would see 50 percent of North American electricity drawn from clean sources by 2025. Read more...

Back to Mencken's America

Believing in my bones, as I do, that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are unworthy and unqualified to be president of the United States has drawn me more and more to the writings of the legendary H.L. Mencken and less-than-legendary Albert J. Nock. The two Tory anarchists, as some called them,...

Predicting the USMNT's 2018 World Cup Squad After the Copa America

With the Copa America Centenario in the rearview mirror, the focus of the United States men's national team has shifted to qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Barring a meltdown of epic proportions in CONCACAF World Cup...Show More Summary

When Owning Gold Was Illegal in America: And Why It Could Be Again

(source) In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president of the United States by promising to end the Great Depression, which had driven the national unemployment rate up to 25% and gutted the economy. During his presidential campaign, FDR promised to lower government spending and taxes, and balance the budget. Show More Summary

North American leaders to pledge more reliance on renewables

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico will pledge this week to rely on renewable energy to generate 50 percent of North America's electrical power by 2025. [...] Brian Deese, senior adviser to the president says it's doable through greater efficiency and reliance on solar, wind and other clean energy sources.

Exploring American Monsters: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, one of America’s thirteen original British colonies, is a treasure trove of important points in United States history. Independence Hall in Philadelphia is the building in which the Declaration of Independence, as well as the U.S. Constitution were signed. Philadelphia is also home to the Liberty...

Lionel Messi retires from international football

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

East Rutherford (United States) (AFP) – Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America. “For me the national team is over. Show More Summary

Tim Hortons, Starbucks And McDonald’s: Some Shocking Food Revelations

Tim Hortons, Starbucks and McDonald’s have become synonymous with coffee and fast food in North America (i.e., United States and Canada). Some people find very little difference in what these three food companies offer in terms of taste and extra value. Show More Summary

Moment of truth for Messi as Copa final nears

3 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

East Rutherford (United States) (AFP) – Lionel Messi will bid to end Argentina’s 23-year wait for a major title later Sunday as his team faces holders Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario. A sell-out capacity crowd of more...Show More Summary

Sunday wrap

Who said it? 1. “Because given the dynamics that we now live in today, we cannot isolate ourselves from global events. We are the United States of America.” 2. “I am boring — but boring is the fastest growing demographic in this country!” 3. “He needs to catch up and catch up fast.” 4. “Donald […]

#LoveWins: Celebrating One Year of Marriage Equality in America

In a historic 5-4 ruling exactly a year ago, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that bans on marriage for same-sex couples are unconstitutional, paving the way for nationwide marriage equality. Two years prior, rulings in the historic Supreme Court cases United States v. Show More Summary

USMNT's Copa Run Leaves a Few Important Questions About Program Moving Forward

The more we want things to change, the more they stay the same. Instead of trotting out an experimental side in the third-place game of the Copa America Centenario, United States men's national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann opted for...Show More Summary

USA vs. Colombia: Score, Reaction from 2016 Copa America 3rd-Place Match

The United States men's national team closed Copa America Centenario play with a whimper in a 1-0 loss to Colombia on Saturday evening at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The loss came four days after Argentina embarrassed...Show More Summary

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