(Not So) Fun Fact: Governor Bob Taft of Ohio

Great-grandson of President William Howard Taft, Bob Taft became Governor of Ohio in the 2000s. After failing to disclose “gifts”, he was charged with criminal activity, yet remained as Governor until his term was up. The scandal left the Republican Party with major losses in the next election.

Things I Like: The Contender (2000 Film)

While trying to search for older critically acclaimed movies, I was pointed to The Contender which is a political thriller of sorts. Even though American politics are at an all-time high of being insanely absurd, it was a little strange to go back just to a time where national issues were much milder due toContinue reading “Things I Like: The Contender (2000 Film)”

Fun Fact: Green Poltical Parties

Political parties in various countries strongly dedicated to protecting the environment are commonly known as green parties. The name originated in Germany with the Die Grünen (The Greens) Party. Die Grünen is one of the few green parties in the world to have more than a small number of seats (if any at all) inContinue reading “Fun Fact: Green Poltical Parties”