Brian Swift's Blog

Brian Swift's Blog

Obama's Going to Get Paid

Obama's Going to Get Paid

His current net worth is $12.2 million. But that's just the beginning. 

Would Bradley Manning’s Sentence Have Been Commuted?

Would Bradley Manning’s Sentence Have Been Commuted?

In an age in which sexual and racial identity dominate American politics, it’s a question that seemed to be on a lot of minds.

Could This Assassination Be the Beginning of World War 3?

Could This Assassination Be the Beginning of World War 3?

Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was assassinated in Ankara on Monday evening.

The Story Behind Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Story Behind Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol’

Originally he had intended to write a pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child.”

This Dude Just Kicked A** in Women’s Cycling

This Dude Just Kicked A** in Women’s Cycling

The win was described as "absolutely huge".

Is Another Civil War Really Possible?

Is Another Civil War Really Possible?

Recent presidential elections have ignited talk of it. 

Would Sanders Have Beaten Trump?

Would Sanders Have Beaten Trump?

Earlier this year, it was predicted that a Clinton match-up would be "an unmitigated electoral disaster."

Scholar: Jihadists Trying to ‘Destroy Europe through civil war’

Scholar: Jihadists Trying to ‘Destroy Europe through civil war’

They have a plan, and they're implementing it.

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