Archive for January 2020

Bernie Sanders Surge Lead Story as Iowa Caucus Approaches

Bernie Sanders Surge Lead Story as Iowa Caucus Approaches

The day after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl, primary voting season begins with the Iowa Caucus. One winner-take-all, cutthroat competition that captivates Americans nation wide replaces another. The Iowa Caucus, a two rounds of voting exercise which is not a secret ballot, takes place in all 99 of the state's counties at 1,678 different precinct locations, some of which even include people's homes.

In what was felt like the longest presidential campaign ever, its arrival conveys to us that election night in November isn't actually all that far off. The Democratic field, so overwhelmingly large that it's served as comedic fodder, is now whittled down. While a decently high number of candidates officially remain in the competition, we're really just down to the core four (former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders) and late entry/former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Super Bowl 54 Will Have Plenty of Political Imagery on Sunday

Super Bowl 54 Will Have Plenty of Political Imagery on Sunday

"Stick to sports" is a ridiculous misnomer that evokes a concept which could never exist in real life, but in recent years the idea is, fortunately, going away. Standing, with your hat removed and your right hand over your heart for the national anthem is strongly political act in and of itself.

This year's Super Bowl, even with the recent issue of protests staged during the Star Spangled Banner in the long past, will still have plenty of political imagery and messages from political figures. So get ready, as Super Bowl 54 arrives on Sunday.

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MLK Day, Dr. King Ideals Honored by Northwestern and Maryland Hoops

MLK Day, Dr. King Ideals Honored by Northwestern and Maryland Hoops

Martin Luther King day was yesterday, but tonight brought a poignant and admirable tribute to the man, what he stood for and the meaning of the holiday. The Northwestern Wildcats hosted the #17 Maryland Terrapins tonight in Evanston, with both teams wearing a warm-up shirt that honored MLK and his ideals.

It was a shirt that the players had a hand in designing too, as the end result was composed of words that came to mind when the players thought of America’s greatest crusader for social justice, and the legacy he left behind. The collaborative effort came together largely because both schools have Under Armor as their sportswear partner, as UA CEO Kevin Plank is a Maryland alum.

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Half-Century After War, Vietnam a Tourist Destination for History Buffs

Half-Century After War, Vietnam a Tourist Destination for History Buffs

It's been almost a half-century since the Vietnam War ended in 1975, with Americans seeing that iconic image of the final helicopter taking off and flying away. Ever since, Vietnam and what transpired there, especially so in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, has inspired numerous transcendently special works of art.

However, for those really interested in Vietnam, and the fall of Saigon, it's not enough to only consume books, movies and musicals; you have to actually walk where the world once turned upside down. It all starts by making your way to this emerging megacity of approximately 8.4 million (13m for the metropolitan area).

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