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Posted in Historian

Historical Facts

In historical terms, what is a fact? Is there such a phenomenon? How can anybody with absolute certainty know what happened in the past? The media can’t even report factual news that happened on the same day. Now that we are living in the Information…

Posted in Opinion

Yellow Journalism, Muckraking, and Fake News

Just recently, Glenn Beck was interviewed on CNN criticizing the media of dividing America. Beck accused CNN’s Brian Stelter (and the media in general) of “becoming me, circa 2009.” He was – most likely – referring to his divisive reporting on Fox News during the Obama…

Posted in Presidents

Old Hickory Trump

Donald Trump has a lot of similarities to the first Democratic president, Andrew Jackson. To start and to be clear, the Democratic Party of the 1830s and the Democratic Party of the present are drastically different. In fact, it is hard to compare the political…

Posted in Life

The Greatest Man

My father was the greatest man I have every known. Anybody who knew my father surely understands my sentiment. Finding an honest, humble, loving man like my father is not an easy task. My dad grew up in Arizona where he loved to play golf;…

Posted in China

Is China Communist?

Today’s China is not communist. Why? Well, let’s define communism. Communism is a classless, egalitarian society without private ownership (i.e. common ownership of property and means of production). In different forms, this utopian type of society has been attempted since the Bronze Age, but the more…