Tag Archives: America

The best gyms in America: 2017 edition

Not all gyms are created equal. Some excel with intense fitness classes, while others offer impressive personal trainer programs (with equally impressive results). Select city gyms can go the whole nine yards with amazing amenities, while other gyms take luxury to a whole new level. So we set out to recognize the best gyms in America. We’re talking about top-quality ...

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Mud Erased a Village in Peru, a Sign of Larger Perils in South America

By NICHOLAS CASEY and ANDREA ZARATE April 6, 2017 BARBA BLANCA, Peru — A sheet of mud covers the village. Lampposts are bent sideways. Rooftops sit blocks from their residences. The nave of the village church is filled with sludge. A catastrophic mudslide basically erased Barba Blanca from the map final month. But somehow all 150 individuals who lived right here in this Peruvian ...

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The Meaning of Antebellum Politics in America vis-a-vis the Current Collapse of The Republic. [Greg Laden's Blog]

I am reading Group of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin, whom you might know from her occasional and usually informative appearances on a variety of Television news shows as a ranking Presidential Historian. I started reading it simply because I wanted to see in some detail what was going on in American politics in ...

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America is part Mexican [Greg Laden's Blog]

The Dogs Nonetheless Bark in Dutch I grew up in the old Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now known to you as the State of New York. There, I carried out comprehensive archaeological and historic analysis, and along the way, came across that phrase, “the dogs still bark in Dutch.” It is an notion that might take place to a ...

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