Glenn Beck Promotes ‘National Divorce’ On BlazeTV Show

In an Oct. 13, 2021 segment for his BlazeTV show, right-wing radio host Glenn Beck promoted the idea of a “national divorce,” in which right-leaning states secede and form their own country. During the segment, Beck suggested a “national divorce” may be the only solution while simultaneously claiming he opposes it. Beck summarized all theContinue reading “Glenn Beck Promotes ‘National Divorce’ On BlazeTV Show”

Why Are There SO Many Confederate Monuments? – Origin of Everything

Origin of Everything takes a field trip to Washington, D.C. and explores the painful history and legacy of America’s Civil War. Danielle looks at Confederate and Union Civil War monuments and what spurred their construction after the war.

Black Americans in the Civil War: Crash Course Black American History #18

The American Civil War is one of the deadliest in US History, and let’s just get this out of the way: it was about slavery. In the more than 150 years since the end of the Civil War, there have been many attempts to litigate the reasons for the war, but the reality is thatContinue reading “Black Americans in the Civil War: Crash Course Black American History #18”

Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.

Timothy Mellon is the Wyoming-based grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon. He is responsible for nearly 98% of the donations to Texas’ border wall fund. An out-of-state billionaire who has previously bankrolled attempts to defend controversial immigration laws is responsible for nearly all the donations to Gov. Greg Abbott’s $54 million border wall fund. A member of oneContinue reading “Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.”

Majority of Trump Voters Want to Split the Nation Into ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Halves

A majority of Trump voters want to split the country into red and blue halves, according to a new poll conducted by the University of Virginia’s (UVA) nonpartisan Center for Politics. Roughly 52 percent of people who voted for Republican former President Donald Trump either “somewhat agree” or “strongly agree” that it’s time to split the country,Continue reading “Majority of Trump Voters Want to Split the Nation Into ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Halves”

Bosnian Serbs demand their own army, leader says

The Serb member of Bosnia’s presidency, Milorad Dodik, has laid out plans for a Bosnian Serb army. But the Croat member of the presidency, Zeljko Komsic, has described it as a “criminal act of rebellion.” Bosnian Serbs are determined to form their own army, the Serb member of Bosnia’s three-part presidency, Milorad Dodik, said on Tuesday. In aContinue reading “Bosnian Serbs demand their own army, leader says”

Reconstruction and 1876: Crash Course US History #22

In which John Green teaches you about Reconstruction. After the divisive, destructive Civil War, Abraham Lincoln had a plan to reconcile the country and make it whole again. Then he got shot, Andrew Johnson took over, and the disagreements between Johnson and Congress ensured that Reconstruction would fail. The election of 1876 made the wholeContinue reading “Reconstruction and 1876: Crash Course US History #22”

The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion: Crash Course US History #18

In which John Green teaches you about the election of 1860. As you may remember from last week, things were not great at this time in US history. The tensions between the North and South were rising, ultimately due to the single issue of slavery. The North wanted to abolish slavery, and the South wantedContinue reading “The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion: Crash Course US History #18”

Hong Kong crowd booing China’s anthem sparks police probe

Hong Kong police are investigating an incident where a crowd watching the Olympics booed China’s anthem. Hundreds gathered at a shopping mall on Monday to watch a broadcast and cheer on Hong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung, who won gold in the men’s individual foil. When the Chinese national anthem was played, some in the crowdContinue reading “Hong Kong crowd booing China’s anthem sparks police probe”

FBI infiltrates group that wanted to test bombs, surveil Capitol, secede from US, court records show

The FBI has infiltrated a “Bible study” group in Virginia that, after the Jan. 6 riot, had members discussing surveilling the U.S. Capitol and their wish for secession from the U.S., and investigators closely followed one member’s plans to build and test Molotov cocktails, according to recently unsealed court records. The startling new case, landing six monthsContinue reading “FBI infiltrates group that wanted to test bombs, surveil Capitol, secede from US, court records show”

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