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What’s A Bobcat In 60 Seconds

Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are a mainly nocturnal animal and like most feline are very elusive, so they aren’t often seen by humans. A mammal part of the cat family “Felidae”, bobcats first appeared around 1.8 million years ago.  Bobcats have adapted to thrive in many different habitats, such as forests, swamps, deserts, and even urbanized areas. They inhabitat regions from southern Canada all the way to northern Mexico and can be found all throughout the United States. There are an estimated 1 million bobcats living

A Quick Breakdown of Obama’s Plan to Deal With ISIS

Last night, President Obama held a press conference in which he outlined his plans for addressing the growing threat of the Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL, in the Middle East. The President started off his speech by questioning the very legitimacy of the organization and its core beliefs. “We continue to face a terrorist threat… ISIL is not a state, and it certainly isn’t Islamic… ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple.”   The President used the

Why Do the Majority of Chinese Citizens Think A War With Japan Is Imminent?

Recently, Genron, a Japanese non-governmental organization, teamed up with the state-run Chinese newspaper China Daily to conduct a survey about how people living in Japan and China felt about the two countries’ relations with one another. The results of the poll were a bit shocking. 53.4% of Chinese citizens believe that a conflict between China and Japan will happen in the near future, with a significant portion saying they believed it would happen within the next five years. In Japan, only 29% of people believed that

Is Obama’s Economy Really Better Than Reagan’s? A Closer Look

In an article published by Forbes this past Friday, business news contributer Adam Hurting made a pretty bold claim. Hurting said that President Obama has outperformed former President Ronald Reagan (who is widely considered by conservatives as the best economic president ever), “on jobs, growth and investing”. To support his jobs claim, he used this graph, which compares the unemployment rate in the first 67 months of Obama’s and Reagan’s respective presidencies: Both Reagan and Obama inherited difficult economic situations. Reagan had to

The Arab League Has Joined The United States and Europe to Destroy ISIS

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Earlier today, the Arab League elected to endorse the U.S./NATO coalition that was formed at a NATO meeting (which was mostly about the Russia issue) in Wales this past Friday. The League condemned the Islamic State’s crimes against humanity and vowed to provide any and all support to the United States and Europe. In another important move, the Arab League also voiced support for a UN resolution to stem the flow of weapons to rebel groups in Syria which was passed last month.

President Obama: We Will “Degrade and Destroy” the Islamic State

Following confirmation today of the authenticity of a video that surfaced yesterday showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, a number of U.S. officials took the opportunity to sound off. Primary amongst these figures was, of course, President Obama, who spoke about the video and the threat of the Islamic State at a news conference earlier today. “The bottom line is this, our objective is clear and that is to degrade and destroy (Islamic State) so that it’s no longer a

Did You Know… The First Video of Earth from Space Was Captured In 1946?

Most people have heard of the Space Race, a period of about 20 years from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s when the United States and Russia feverishly developed their space programs in a constant attempt to one up each other. The race was kicked off in earnest by the Russians when they launched Sputnik (the world’s first artificial satellite) on the evening of October 4, 1957. What many people don’t know, however, is that nearly 11 years before Sputnik, a team of

The Islamic State Just Beheaded A Second American Journalist

Last month, the Islamic State released a video in which one of their fighters beheaded American journalist James Foley. At the end of that video, the militant group showed images of Steven Sotloff (another kidnapped American journalist), warning that he would meet the same fate if the United States refused to concede to the terms being by the extremist state. Now, it would seem that they have followed through on that threat. Earlier today, an Islamic State video surfaced that appears to show

The Controversial Origins of Labor Day

On the first Monday of every September, we take a day off to honor the social and economic achievements of American workers and pay tribute to the contributions they make towards the prosperity of our great country. There are conflicting reports, however, as to who actually proposed the original idea for Labor Day. For many years, it was believed that the holiday was proposed in 1882 by Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (one of the

This Recovered ISIS Laptop Includes Plans for A Bubonic Plague Bomb, Among Other Things

Back in January, a group of moderate Syrian rebels raided an ISIS hideout in the Syrian province of Idlib, not far from the Turkish border. Though they didn’t find massive heaps of guns or cash, they did find something that may prove to be much more valuable: a laptop left behind one of the Islamic State fighters. Earlier this week, Abu Ali, the commander of the group that led the raid, handed over the laptop to reporters from Foreign Policy. The contents

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