america

When the U.S. Army Banned a Comic Book About War

It was 1966, in the midst of the Vietnam War. President Johnson was escalating his lies to Congress and the public that prolonged this horrific and unwinnable South Asian conflict. And in that year, America suffered 6,350 fatal military casualties, well over triple the number of deaths in 1965. And a war comic titled...

Today's Obsession: Depression-Era America

My Twitter stream yielded this amazing link the other day: a huge gallery of circa-1940 color photographs. The images are breathtaking; color photography was possible in those years, but nearly unheard of outside of those who could afford a luxury like a camera. This is such a beautiful look at the America that existed...

Today's Obsession: Wealth Distribution

Here, at Business Insider, is an article exploring in visual chart form the distribution of wealth in the United States. In short, nobody has been this bad off (except, it seems by these numbers, the top 10% of the wealthy) since the 1920s. My take on this is that we’re actually experiencing the aftershocks...