Acrimony and hyperpartisanship have seeped into every part of the political process. Congress is deadlocked and its approval ratings are at record lows. America’s two main political parties have given up their traditions of compromise, endangering our very system of constitutional democracy. And one of these parties has taken on the role of insurgent outlier; the Republicans have become ideologically extreme, scornful of compromise, and ardently opposed to the established social and economic policy regime.
In 1947 six flying saucers circled above a harbor boat in Puget Sound near Tacoma, Washington, one wobbling and spewing slag. The falling junk killed a dog and burned a boy’s arm. His father, Harold Dahl, witnessed it all and brought his partner, Fred Crisman, down the next day to see yet another UFO. The Maury Island incident became the first UFO event of the modern era. Learn More
From Freemasonry to the Illuminati, it all began with the secret society of the Knights Templar. In medieval Europe, the Knights Templar possessed the political power and financial riches enjoyed by popes and kings, but eventually rival powers and accusations of heresy brought them down in the Middle Ages. Learn More
Major League Baseball claims it hasn't had a game fixed by gamblers since 1919. Point shaving hasn't admittedly occurred in the NBA since 1954. And the NFL publicly states not one of its games has come under outside influence--ever. This league-sponsored history, however, is wrong.
Some myths don’t die, and lies are still being told about Christopher Columbus: that he “discovered” the Americas (not only was the land familiar to native inhabitants, but it had also been visited before by Europeans), that the land was sparsely populated by native people (there were fourteen million inhabitants in 1492), that those people were primitive (Europeans learned a lot and gained technology and agricultural skill from Native Americans), and that they submitted to Columbus’s “God-like” authority (they submitted to the deadly smallpox and bubonic plague that Columbus’s crew imported from Europe).