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Sportsmen Need Only One Answer From the Presidential Candidates

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (Courtesy Michael Vadon and Harald Dettenborn) Presidential debate season is a lot like football season: It produces a lot of armchair quarterbacks. We’re all sure we would have thrown tougher questions at those so-and-sos. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Fortuny’s Print Collector

The Print Collector, Maria Fortuny Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. One of those wonderful 19th interior paintings that in addition to figures, also includes a series of still life subjects as well as a representation of other artworks. […]

This Week In The Campaign For The Millennial Vote

The White House, source: Wikimedia Commons By: Noah Nelson, Youth Radio Staff Writer Ah, the 2016 Presidential election. It seems like only 40 years ago that Donald Trump rode down the escalator of the Trump Tower in Manhattan in order to announce his candidacy and thus begin the strangest campaign season of the modern era. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Clausell’s Burgeoning Springs in Autumn

Burgeoning Springs in Autumn, Joaquin Clausell Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Museo Nacional de Arte. Joaquin Clausell was a Mexican artist who lived and worked in Paris during the time the French Impressionists were active. In this early Autumn scene, he shows […]

Trump Supporters: Basket Of Deplorables Or Basket Cases?

Credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons There's no doubt that Donald Trump has said many things that would have been political suicide for any other Republican candidate. And almost every time he made one of these shocking statements, political analysts on both the left and the right predicted that he'd lose supporters because of it. Show More Summary

4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use Artificial Intelligence

(image credit: Wikimedia Commons) The field of artificial intelligence got its start at a conference at Dartmouth in 1956. Optimism ran high and it was believed that machines would be able to do the work of humans within 20 years. Alas, it was not to be. By the 1970’s, funding dried [...]

The Rebirth, So to Speak, of the Nylon 66

Photo by Wikimedia Commons The Remington Nylon 66 semiauto in Mohawk brown. One of the recent “Ask Petzal” questions I received asked me to recommend an indestructible.22 for prepper uses. A couple of years ago I would have told him to get a life, not a gun, but now I think it’s a perfectly reasonable request. Show More Summary

More on Rifle Accuracy

Photo by Wikimedia Commons One group is meaningless. The real test of accuracy is if the rifle will shoot a good group consistently. As the grotesquerie of the Olympics fades and is replaced by the onrushing Nightmare of Hillary, it’s time to distract ourselves with something less apocalyptic. Show More Summary

Music@Malling: music in historic venues in a Kent market town

St Leonard's Tower, West Mallingphoto Thomas Beilby (Wikimedia Commons) Music@Malling, the festival in the Kent town of West Malling, opens on 23 September for the sixth edition of the festival. Founded by conductor Thomas Kemp (whoShow More Summary

That Moment When You Meet Your Idol And Make A Complete Ass Out Of Yourself

Courtesy Wikimedia Commons / Warner Bros. Records After reading a great story about Fleetwood Mac by Abby Norman, I was reminded of my own experience with the band that ended in a wicked case of self-loathing and regret on my part and...Show More Summary

New Investigative Report Sheds Light on Sexual Abuse at Marijuana Farms

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Law enforcement cuts down a marijuana plant at a Northern California farm. (Wikimedia Commons) “Come harvest season, trimmigrants arrive from all over the country and world—college students and artists, working professionals and tourists, homeless hippies and other wanderers,” writes Reveal News’ Shoshana Walter. Show More Summary

Munera: The Blood Sports of Ancient Rome

All images via Wikimedia commons ? Ancient Roman culture may be one of the most heavily replicated historical fantasies in Hollywood. From Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, to HBO’s short-lived, Rome, and STARZ Spartacus, Roman history, or at...Show More Summary

Yellowstone Fish Kill a Warning Sign of the Future

Photo by Wikimedia Commons The Yellowstone River running through Paradise Valley in southwestern Montana. In 2008, Trout Unlimited joined the Natural Resources Defense Council to produce a science-based report “Trout in Trouble: TheShow More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Vogel von Vogelstein’s Young Lady with Drawing Utensils

Young Lady with Drawing Utensils, Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Though it has the deliberate composition and appearance of a Renaissance portrait, this painting by the German portraitist drew on all his 19th century […]

Of Moral Panics, Education, Culture Wars, and Unanswerable Holes

via Wikimedia Commons I demonstrate hope.Or the hope for hope. Or just more unanswerable holes.—Mary Biddinger, "Beatitudes" (I keep writing and rewriting this post.) I thought I knew what I felt about the academic controversy du jour...Show More Summary

It Takes a Village: How Indian Women Are Saving a Stork

Image by ChanduBandi/Wikimedia Commons The Greater Adjutant Stork is large, striking, and revered in Hindu mythology. It’s also endangered, with populations...

Four Men Who Could Do it All

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Larry Koller's "The Treasury of Angling"   Meditating on the magazine rack in Cabela’s I was struck by how much we’ve become a community of specialists. If you were a black powder shooter fifty years ago, every now and then there was a piece on black powder in Gun Digest. Show More Summary

Giant Panda no longer ‘endangered’ thanks to conservation efforts in China

Credit: Wikimedia Commons Humans have pushed countless species to the brink of extinction and beyond, but we’re also capable of nurturing wildlife. Case in point, the Giant Panda – China’s national animal – has been delisted as ‘endangered’ from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List thanks to conservation efforts. Giant Pandas [...]Show More Summary

A Priest's Complaint About Armenian Government Strikes a Chord With the Faithful

Image: Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. Yerevan, Armenia. Author: Marcin Konsek / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 A priest's recent criticism of the Armenian government was a rare display of discord between a church and state...Show More Summary

Don't Weaponize Civility by Ralph Benko Much has been written and uttered recently bemoaning incivility in our civic discourse. Yet there often is more than a hint of inauthenticity to these utterances. Show More Summary

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