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
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
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
With an election that shocked the world, England, and I specifically mean England - not Britain or the UK - voted to leave the European Union. And with that vote, many of my friends in the UK felt a feeling that has been all too familiar to me and many
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
Background: For the last two years a civil war has raged in Syria which started as part of the Arab Spring uprising that saw regime changes occur in several Arab countries. However, Syria’s uprising has been the most protracted, deadliest and most complex. It is believed that over 100,000 people
Justice Scalia, in his typical ‘results over consistency’ line of rulings, voted to support DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) on the grounds that the court had no business ignoring the voice of democracy and argued that if Congress and the people in different states’ vote to discriminate against gays the