Category Archives: American Culture

  • Coronavirus and Worried Americans

    Coronavirus and Worried Americans

    Grind for January 26thFIRST SIP:“I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.” – Steven Wright Bad News The HeadlineSARS-related spreads to the United StatesThe GrindThe mysterious illness that broke out in Wuhan, China late last ...
  • Buttigieg Struggles and NYT Endorsements

    Buttigieg Struggles and NYT Endorsements

    Grind for January 24thFIRST SIP:“A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.” – Robert Frost What’s Up With That The HeadlineWhy young progressive voters dislike Pete ButtigiegThe GrindSomething weird is ...
  • Americans for Prosperity, Impeachment

    Americans for Prosperity, Impeachment

    Grind for January 23rdFIRST SIP:“But what is happiness except the simply harmony between a man and the life he leads?” – Albert Camus Trending The HeadlineWhite House announces legal team that will defend President Trump during impeachment trialThe GrindThe White House this ...
  • Prayer in School and Trade Deals

    Prayer in School and Trade Deals

    Grind for January 22ndFIRST SIP:“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” – Robert Frost Don’t forget The HeadlineTrump reminds schools they could lose federal funds if they violate students’ religious ...
  • Deepfake and IKEA

    Deepfake and IKEA

    Grind for January 19thFIRST SIP:“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” – Henry Ward Beecher Good Move The HeadlineFacebook bans Deepfake videosThe GrindFacebook this week announced a ban on most Deepfake videos as part of its ...
  • New Laws For 2020

    New Laws For 2020

    Grind for January 16thFIRST SIP:“Snow is diamonds for a faery’s feet; blithely and bonnily she trips along, her lips a-carol with a merry song, and in her eyes the meaning…Life is sweet!” – Ruby Archer Oh Fun The HeadlineNew laws worth knowing for 2020The GrindWith ...
  • Why Less Americans Are Now Liberal

    Why Less Americans Are Now Liberal

    Grind for FIRST SIP:“The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.” – Voltaire Trending The HeadlineGallup polls suggest fewer Americans identify as ‘liberal’The GrindFewer Americans identify as ...
  • Democrats Are Spending Big Bucks

    Democrats Are Spending Big Bucks

    Grind for January 11thFIRST SIP:“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce Trending The HeadlineTom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg ...
  • Progressive Bills and Policies Threaten the Economy

    Progressive Bills and Policies Threaten the Economy

    Grind for January 2ndFIRST SIP:“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, DC. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.” – Jay Leno Trending The HeadlineCalifornia’s data ...
  • New Zealand Gun Program and Walmart

    New Zealand Gun Program and Walmart

    Grind for December 30thFIRST SIP:“To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.” – EB White Worst Nightmare The HeadlineNew Zealand’s firearm buyback program ends with marginal successThe GrindStarting this July, gun owners in New ...