A Lesson On Overcoming Self-Doubt


Feeling self-doubt is just part of being human, but understanding your psychology can help you overcome it.

A Few Reasons Why Republicans Have to Stop Saying President Obama is the Worst President in History

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Republicans often claim that President Obama is the worst president in history but how does he really compare to the worst of the worst?

“Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis: Presidential Edition (Video)

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Our President, as it turns out, is really f*cking funny.  — I don’t know if the President’s or Galinfianaskis’s sarcasm and wit shines more brightly in this interview, but I’ve been close to tears watching. Hats off to our President for maintaining such unabashed integrity while being asked these ‘tough questions.’ And many thanks for […]

Historical Parenting: The Fathers of Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela’s impact will be felt for generations. Claire Thurston shares how Mandela’s two fathers helped to influence the type of man that he would become.

Presidents with Turkeys: A Photo Album

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A photographic history of the presidency’s silliest tradition.

Boys and Girls, I Have Terrible News…


Steve Jaeger remembers the day that John F. Kennedy died. Where were you?

5 Lessons My Kids Learned From the Government Shutdown

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Kyle Wiley made the most of the government shutdown by using it as a teaching tool for his two young children.

How to Fix Your Life


“My best friend’s father died. I went on eBay and tried to buy a new best friend, but all the best friends on eBay were too expensive.” By Mark Baumer

“Violence is an exclamation mark on a long sentence which starts during childhood and the suppression of boys’ emotions.”


These are comments by Kris Huson and Dan Bulf on the post “Dear Mr. President, Our Nation’s Boys Need Your Attention”.

“The country pays attention when there is a school shooting or a bomb, but we rarely look at these events through the lens of gender.”


This is a comment by Jed Diamond on the post “Dear Mr. President, Our Nation’s Boys Need Your Attention”.

Between Debates

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“Has a president ever shared his dreams with the public before? Can I be the first?” By Sarah Braunstein

“The Clock is Dick-Dick-Dicking”

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Merv Kaufman reviews Thomas Mallon’s novel “Watergate.”

Infographic: Will Social Media Choose the Next President?

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How will social media affect this year’s elections?

The American Monarchy


Americans remain fascinated with the birthright to rule.

Can Captain America Heal a Divided Nation?


Mark D. White reflects on how different versions of Captain America have approached the presidency, and just what form of patriotism he embodies.