Before his severe legal trouble in recent memory and his time serving as campaign chairman for Donald Trump, Paul Manafort had advised and lobbied for many on the right wing. He advised Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bob Dole. He also helped the disgraced (and pro-Russian) Ukrianian President Viktor Yanukovych. Even moreContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Evil Work of Paul Manafort”
While previously untrue before 2011, Iowa lets blind people have guns via a permit. This also includes those who are totally blind, not just partially.
While many conservative Christians have been upset about the phrase “Happy Holidays” the saying also includes traditional American holidays like Thanksgiving, and New Years. Other holidays include Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the Winter Solstice. Most of the world’s major religions have at least one holiday somewhere between November and January.
After allying himself with the future president Lyndon Baines Johnson, Abe Fortas was nominated to the Supreme Court. Johnson wanted to promote him to Chief Justice, but an ethics scandal prevented the Senate from confirming him. The same problem also led to his resignation before the Court.
While the Spanish Civil War was fought by the Republicans (mostly left-wing) vs the Nationalists (mostly right wing), the Nationalists united firmly behind Francisco Franco. A major reason the Republicans lost the war was because of internal infighting. Sides of anarchists, communists, Anti-Stalin Marxists, and a few others often fought against each other, either politicallyContinue reading “Fun Fact: Why The Left Wing Lost The Spanish Civil War”