Dead sunflowers during a drought

Southwest Drought Worst in 1,200 Years

February 24, 2022

A drought in the United States hasn’t been rivaled since at least 800 C.E. The Southwest has suffered an exceptional dry period during the last 20 years, with an especially brutal summer in 2021. Drought comes in many deadly forms. […]

Snow plowing truck in the middle of a snow storm

Winter Storm, Resulting Ice Pummel U.S. from Texas to Maine

February 9, 2022

A 2,000-mile storm of rain, snow, ice, and winds crippled the United States last week. Thousands of flights were canceled, homes lost heat, and roads iced over in the South, Midwest, and along the Atlantic. So-called “lake-effect snow” exacerbates things. […]

Judge slamming his gavel down

Noted Expert on Corruption Sentenced for Money Laundering Scheme

November 26, 2021

In an ironic twist, a corruption expert has been sentenced for money laundering. Former University of Miami professor Bruce Bagley received six months for laundering $2.5 million and keeping a commission of $192,000. Money laundering makes illicit funds look legitimate. […]

Mother and daughter preparing Thanksgiving dessert

Thanksgiving Day Prompts Review of Holiday’s Surprising Roots

November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States today. Whether we’re basting a turkey, bent over a stovetop of side dishes, giving thanks for what we have, or avoiding a relative all day, Thanksgiving is as much ritual as holiday. It started 80 years before the pilgrims broke bread with American Indians. […]

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