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Drinks, Cards and 200 Years of Anglo-American Friendship

OpedSpace | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
OpedSpace

The Treaty of Ghent did not result directly in the Special Relationship, but were it not for the mutual respect and collegiality begun in Flanders 200 years ago, the Anglo-American dynamics of this most recent century would not have been possible.

In Celebration of Our National Anthem's Bicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The War of 1812 didn't gain America much, as a country. It didn't address the complaints that led the Americans to declare war in the first place. We didn't conquer Canada. But we did gain a certain amount of what can be called our "national identity" after the war. Right at the heart of this was a new patriotic (and popular) song.

Using Michael Jackson's Legacy to Open Can of Whoop Ass on Youth Work Ethic

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

Let's hold the legacy of the passionate, hardworking Michael Jackson up to today's youth all over the world and open a can of whoop ass on the massive, pathetic atrophy of their work ethic

Does Anybody Know What Cinco de Mayo Is All About?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Cubias

Cinco de Mayo more about national pride and standing up to imperialist Europeans. I guess it's sort of like Americans celebrating the Battle of New Orleans from the War of 1812.