Gov. Hickenlooper (Colorado), A Superdelegate, ‘Can’t Imagine Changing’ Allegiance To Sanders

Gov. John Hickenlooper (Colorado) / Hart Van Denburg/CPR News Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday he’s not interested in changing his superdelegate vote from Hillary Clinton to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary.Sanders won the state’s caucus by almost 20 percent of the vote, but may tie with Clinton when it comes to the state’s[…]

Suicide Bomber Kills 29, Injures 60, South of Baghdad at Stadium – In Case You Haven’t Heard

From Gregg Zoroya at USA Today / 03.25.2016: A suicide bomber killed at least 29 people and wounded 60 others in an attack on a crowd gathered at a soccer stadium south of Baghdad on Friday, according to multiple media sources. The U.S. State Department confirmed the attack in a statement condemning it. The blast occurred[…]

The Importance of Numismatics – the Study of Coins – in Understanding History

By Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.25.2016 Historian Editor-in-Chief, Brewminate Coin designs don’t change much in today’s world. But this hasn’t always been the case. Emperors and kings used metal currency as a means of mass communication, especially in the ancient world, the spread their messages far and wide in both image and text. Like stone,[…]

Stephen Fry Delivers the Single Best Rebuttal to the Catholic Church as a ‘Force for Good’ (VIDEO)

By Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.25.2016: In 2009, Stephen Fry debated as a partner with the late Christopher Hitchens against Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Ann Widdecombe on the resolution, “The Catholic Church is a force for good in the world.”  Needless to say, Fry and Hitchens stood against the resolution. In the video that follows,[…]

The Typical Roman Aristocratic House and Public Imitation – Indulgence from the Start

By Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.25.2016: Roman domestic and public architecture began to overlap at some point as houses began to take on characteristics of public buildings.  Roman aristocratic houses followed a fairly distinct and common pattern of design whether smaller houses or larger imperial houses.  They were places of social interaction where many[…]