Tagged: politics

U.S. Government Shutdown: Day 1 (25 pictures)

Our ever responsible and totally mature congressmen reached an impasse last night, causing 800,000 government workers to be furloughed. We’re not even done with the first day of this shutdown, and already the effects are quite obvious. Thanks to social media, pictures of closed national parks, monuments, and even government websites are causing the American public’s ire to grow faster than a congressman’s bank account (naturally, they’re still getting paid).

25 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

Conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen and most are either ridiculous or just plain impossible. But, every once in a while we come to find out that the ridiculously impossible is actually true. Wrestling is fake, the NSA is spying on us, and your ATM can recognize you. These are 25 conspiracy theories that turned out to be true.

7 things you need to know about Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has won over a lot of people recently with his role in avoiding an escalation of the war in Syria and by refusing to hand Edward Snowden back to the US. He’s also created an image of himself as a strong, brave politician. But with these couple of successes, it’s easy to forget he’s got a fairly poor record of protecting human rights, equality in gender and sexuality, freedom of the press and many of the basic principles of democracy. Here’s seven things you shouldn’t forget about Vladimir Putin.

America in World War I

John Green teaches you about American involvement in World War I, which at the time was called the Great War. You’ll learn the war’s effects on the home front, some of Woodrow Wilson’s XIV Points, and just how the war ended up expanding the power of the government in Americans’ lives.