Why Chocolate And Roses? The Origins And History Of Valentine’s Day

Photo of Conrad Dressler's 1907 Lupercalia statue (Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK) cc 2012 by Ketrin1407 via Flickr.

How did we get from running around in loincloths and whipping people to sending cards and flowers? This history of Valentine’s Day might surprise you.

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John McCain Blasts Obama-Raul Castro Handshake, Forgets He Met With Al-Qaeda Fighters

John McCain with known terrorists Anwar Ibrahim and Mohammad Nour

Old John McCain has attacked President Obama for shaking the hand of Castro, forgetting that he met with known terrorists Anwar Ibrahim and Mohammad Nour.

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Columbus Day – Top 5 Myths About The Explorer Debunked

1519 portrait of Christopher Columbus by Sebastiano del Piombo via Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus

Columbus didn’t discover America or prove the earth is round. Columbus isn’t even his real name. Here are the top 5 Christopher Columbus myths explained.

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Columbus Day: Celebrating The ‘Greatest Wave Of Genocide In History’

Why do we celebrate Columbus Day when it's celebrated for all the wrong reasons. From slavery to genocide, meet the real Christopher Columbus. Image: Ricardo Liberato @ Flickr

The real story of Christopher Columbus. During my school years, and perhaps during yours, whenever October rolled around, we started learning about the ‘great explorer and discoverer of America,’ Christopher Columbus. We talked about how Columbus discovered America, how he made friends with the Native Americans. We drew pictures of […]

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5 Reasons Why We Love Labor Unions And Need Them More Than Ever

Meme by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info. Photo from the Fort Worth (TX) Weekly

How labor unions won amazing victories like the 40-hour work week, safe workplaces, living wages, and paid vacations … and how they’re making a comeback.

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You Won’t Believe What The Traditional Meaning Of ‘Republican Marriage’ Really Is

You Won’t Believe What The Traditional Meaning Of ‘Republican Marriage’ Really Is

You won’t believe what ‘republican marriage’ traditionally means.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Top Ten Quotes On Religious Freedom

Thomas Jefferson’s Top Ten Quotes On Religious Freedom

Today is Independence Day, a day in which we reflect on the religious freedom which we enjoy with words of wisdom by Thomas Jefferson.

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12 Historic American Events That Happened On The 4th Of July

12 Historic American Events That Happened On The 4th Of July

Though we often disagree about what direction our country should take, we all love America in our own way. God/dess bless the USA on this 4th of July!

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Did You Know A Woman’s Right To Vote Was Sparked By Two Brave Women On July 4, 1876?

Did You Know A Woman’s Right To Vote Was Sparked By Two Brave Women On July 4, 1876?

Two women took a stand on July 4th, 1876, against the law, the culture and the sexism of the time to declare their rights as equal American citizens.

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Top Ten Thomas Jefferson Quotes On Religious Freedom

Top Ten Thomas Jefferson Quotes On Religious Freedom

Thomas Jefferson was not a Christian. He was a Deist.

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Irrefutable Proof That The GOP Doesn’t Care About Helping The American People

Irrefutable Proof That The GOP Doesn’t Care About Helping The American People

We really have to stop self-destructing. Democrats ARE different than Republicans, the previous Democratic House, led by Nancy Pelosi, DID try like hell to make this country better, but Republicans blocked them.

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50 Liberal Quotes Which Americans Should Remember

50 Liberal Quotes Which Americans Should Remember

Many Americans today tend to take the past for granted, and with that, we also tend to take the words of past leaders for granted. We forget what they told us, and as a result we lose our identity, we lose the values that make us who we are. Below is a list of quotes spoken by American leaders, heroes, journalists, and others.

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What The Founding Fathers Thought About Corporations

Image of Founding Fathers compiled from portraits.

How would the Founding Fathers feel about corporations? If you believe what the GOP says, you’ll be shocked by the truth. Read the history, and some of their own quotes, and you’ll see that they would have opposed massive corporations and corporate influence in politics.

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20 Ways In Which Being Liberal Has Made My Life Better

20 Ways In Which Being Liberal Has Made My Life Better

20 ways in which being a liberal has made my life better. How has being conservative helped you?

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The Founding Liberals

The Founding Liberals

Despite what many people on the right believe, the Founding Fathers supported some very liberal policies. These are 7 examples of how the Founding Fathers’ policies prove they were the liberals of their day.

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10 Examples Of Why The Republican ‘Benghazi’ Talking Point Is Hypocritical

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Start investigating, Republicans. If Benghazi was a scandal, so are all of these incidents.

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