This Christmas, you may be hearing rumors that Santa Claus was invented to sell Coca Cola. Well, Christmas is much older the Republican Party. It’s even older than the Pope. The Founding Fathers inherited the tradition from the European ancestors, but in 1776 Washington’s army had little to celebrate.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson’s name is often used to sell history degrees. Wilson was the only President ever to earn a PhD. Yet he didn’t learn to read until he was ten years old.
While some see President Reagan as the man who won the cold war, others remember him as having changed the economy at home. Some might paint him as a kind of Scrooge, the character so well portrayed by Michael Caine (or, to keep in the Reagan Era, very un-Reagan-like actors Bill Murray or George C. Scott.) […]
Last time, we remembered the birth of a Homicidal Robot called The Terminator, a personification of the fears in nineteen eighties. Whether a metallic robot or an action hero, Arnold “Arnie” Schwarzenegger played characters with tough little sayings. Arnie could make a cliché cool, but it was all about getting straight to the point. While […]