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What’s It’s Been Like to Travel Under 3 US Presidents and Donald Trump

In the period of fifteen minutes this summer, while walking around the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, I witnessed two things which perfectly showed just how much who is president can impact how it feels to travel as an American. The first was a tour guide who pointed to a nearby

17 Reasons for Optimism in the Age of Trump

It cannot be understated how much Trump's election has deepened and widened an already enormous divide in our country. Many people have legitimate concerns about this man that are based on things he has said and has already done as president. This is unlike Obama's detractors and their wild conspiracy

Stop Asking Me To Be Sympathetic Towards Trump Voters, Anthony Bourdain!

The level of contention in American has reached such a level that even Anthony Bourdain has managed to piss me off, and that's saying something since I went out of my way to give him a shout out in my travel memoir. Following the election, I've basically had to stop

Protest Votes Got 4,500 US Soldiers Killed

The last time a large number of Americans cast a ballot for a 3rd party candidate - with no chance of winning - during a critical election, 4,500 US soldiers and nearly 100,000 Iraqis got killed. I know this might sound hyperbolic, but hear me out. Way back at the turn

Dan’s Top5 Internet Finds (9/27/2016) PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE EDITION

To keep the NSB presidential theme going, I decided to dedicate this Top5 to tonight's presidential debate (and the election). If you are a fan of either Trump or Clinton (or a hater of either/both), then I guarantee you that one of these will tickle your funny bone. Like if

Moderate Conservatives Are Ruining the Country

Editor's Note: This article was first published by us three years ago. In it, Brian explains how moderate Republicans were supporting and empowering a party that could destroy America and whose base was "bat-shit crazy." With Trump's win in Indiana this week, and no one standing between him and the Republican

6 Questions for Trump’s Supports and His GOP Haters

After cleaning up on Super Tuesday, it now seems clear that the unimaginable is going to happen: a fascist demagogue will be the nominee of a major US political party. While I am not as troubled by this as many, mostly because I think it’s more likely Trump's nomination will spell the

Am I the Only One Who Loves Donald Trump?

Donald Trump might not be the presidential frontrunner the GOP establishment wants, but he most certainly is the candidate they deserve. In fact, based on the kind of politics the GOP has been involved in for the last eight years, and in some cases decades, I’d say Trump perfectly embodies

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