What Was The Appeal of Ross Perot's Third Party Campaign?
In high school, my favorite teacher, who I later learned voted for Bernie Sanders and had very socialist leanings, raved about a man named Ross Perot. He did so while lambasting the morality of Bill Clinton, the deceitful nature of Al Gore, and the stupidity of George H.W. Bush to my entire class.Read full story
I Saw An Old Man Almost Die At a Budget Car Rental
Usually, getting your rental car from the airport is a relatively simple and quick process, especially if you booked it in advance. I certainly thought that was going to be my experience when I booked my rental car last weekend.Read full story
People Need to Stop Complaining About Accommodations
I spend a lot of time perusing the r/LawSchool Reddit page, and recently, I’ve stumbled upon a lot of threads that complain about classmates getting accommodations. If you know anything about law school, particularly your first year, how you’re graded depends on how well other people in your class do.Read full story
5 Things DoorDash Drivers Want You To Know
In the past few months, I started doing some DoorDash deliveries on the side. I don’t do it that often, but I did need some extra cash just before my wife and I got married due to all the expenses from the wedding. I get DoorDash deliveries a lot, and it was illuminating to see what it’s like on the other side.Read full story
Is South Park Still Funny In 2023?
tarted watching South Park again since I saw it on HBO. I haven’t watched the show since I was 15 or so, especially since I felt like I outgrew watching a satirical show featuring a bunch of 8-year-old boys.Read full story
Study Finds Many Americans Don’t Say What They Actually Think
On the issue of affirmative action, I was disheartened and dismayed by the recent Supreme Court ruling as a pro-affirmative action Asian. But I am seeing a disconnect between what a lot of my Asian peers say they believe in public versus in private. No one person’s views can be boiled down to a simple poll question, but there is a substantial disconnect between the support for the recent affirmative action ruling by the Supreme Court on Asian-related subreddits and anonymous forums, versus what many purport to believe in public.Read full story
He Murdered His Lawyer And His Sister — Then He Ran For Office
Leonard Joseph Richards seemed to do it all. Not only was he a man of the cloth as an ordained priest, but Richards was also an accountant, real estate agent, management consultant, and secretary of a company that published a gay magazine, according to the Charities Division of the Minnesota Attorney General. He even ran for office numerous times, as a Libertarian, Republican, and later in his life under the Democratic-Farmer-Labor-Party.Read full story
What Happens When People Are Murdered For Life Insurance Money?
Author Kouri Richins wrote a children’s book about grief following the tragic death of her husband, appearing on a local TV and radio stations to promote the book and let people know she hoped it would help her three children process the loss of their father.Read full story
Why Are Some Men In Japan Not Leaving Their Rooms For Decades?
There is absolutely nothing that made me feel like I was going crazy than staying at home all day, not going outside, watching TV or playing video games, and not socializing or talking to any friends. I’m glad to have left my childhood home and now be in a continual state of trying to advance and improve myself, not just because of ambition, but for my own mental and emotional well-being.Read full story
Meet The Two Democratic Candidates Running Against Joe Biden in 2024
In the Democratic Party, there’s not a good history of candidates running against incumbent presidents. In 1980, liberal challenger Ted Kennedy ran against incumbent Jimmy Carter in the Democratic nomination. It ended up being a disaster for the party as a whole. Carter, the more moderate candidate, was forced to take on more liberal positions and lost time and funding in the general election against Republican Ronald Reagan.Read full story
How You Think Self-Improvement Goes, Versus How It Actually Goes
I’ve been playing chess a lot lately. It’s what I do in my free time where I put no pressure on myself. Sometimes, I go on streaks where I win right or nine consecutive games. But sometimes, I’m actually getting worse. I’m not winning and make mistakes I wouldn’t have made five games earlier.Read full story
Opinion: Why Representation Matters More In ‘Bridgerton’ Than Most Other TV Shows
I’m a pretty anti-identity politics person politically because I favor a multiracial coalition that tries to make the world a more equal place and fights for the working class of all races, but I know the current age we dwell, particularly on the left, does not agree with my brand of politics. I know how to read the room and how much the world has changed in our political thinking and discourse over the past couple of years.Read full story
A Georgia Civil Rights Leader Was Murdered In 1956, And His Killer Was Murdered a Year Later
“The moving force behind civil rights in Columbus, and likely a model for Dr. Copeland, was Dr. Thomas Brewer, a charismatic and sometimes confrontational leader called ‘Chief’ by his followers.” — Billy Winn in theColumbus Ledger-Enquirer.Read full story
Some of My Unreliable Friends No Showed My Wedding, And I Resent Them a Little For It
I really hate to put this label on friends, but I have a few friends who cancel on plans frequently. They’re really late to things when they do come. You can’t really saddle them with anything that requires logistic or operational savvy. When you do make plans with them, you rely on them not showing up more than you do. When you text them, you either never get a response or get a response maybe a week later.Read full story
Things You Worry About The Days Before Your Wedding
At my bachelor party, I had a great time, but I did have a nagging feeling throughout. I brought a very eclectic group of guys of different ages, backgrounds, and races that I’ve grown close to at various stages of life. This included some of my best friends in high school, some of my best friends in college, and the best friends I’ve made as a teacher in Baltimore.Read full story
I Was Nervous About Our Wedding, But The Day Just Flew By
My now wife (feels strange to say that) and I spent the past 22 months and all of our savings on our wedding ceremony and initiation of our marriage. While I am personally against huge ceremonies like this and am a very utility-minded person in terms of what to spend money on, it was necessary to accommodate both of our respective cultures and have the people we loved there.Read full story
The Inspiration for Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters of all time, a private detective with a proficiency in observation, forensics, reasoning, and seemingly, well, everything. He was also incredibly unclean and had a cocaine habit.Read full story
Does ADHD Have Any Benefits?
As a special education teacher, I hear from students with ADHD about whether they take medication or not. I don’t ask for the information and it’s private, but sometimes kids or parents will divulge it anyway, in an era where stigma around disability is, fortunately, receding.Read full story
Opinion: BEEF Accurately Shows The Dark Side of The Asian American Experience
On one Friday night, I finished Netflix’s BEEF and its entire first season between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. I just couldn’t stop watching it not only because it was incredibly funny, but because I resonated with the themes and subplots as a first-generation Asian-American as well.Read full story
James Monroe Went Broke For The Louisiana Purchase
“All eyes, all hopes, are now fixed on you, . . . for on the event of this mission depends the future destinies of this republic,” Thomas JeffersontoldJames Monroe about the Louisiana Purchase.Read full story