Rocky Mountain High

There are 59 national parks in the United States. Most are isolated and have their founding roots from the administration of Franklin Roosevelt onward. Presidents often see national parks as a prestige project, with only two presidents since Theodore Roosevelt choosing not to establish a national park during their terms. Some presidents, like Jimmy Carter … More Rocky Mountain High

Empire of Liberty: One If By Land, Two If By Teleporter

Excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt’s “The History of the Order of Freedom”, unpublished internal work, 1913 In March of 1775 George Washington was given the future technology from the Stranger and was tasked with determining out a way to accomplish his new mission, or rather determining where to even begin. Washington had spent several days thinking … More Empire of Liberty: One If By Land, Two If By Teleporter

Empire of Liberty: Summer Soldier And The Cross-Time Patriot

George Washington was quietly clearing some land on his estate. There was still a cold chill in the March air but winter for the most part was in its last stages, it was time to prepare for planting again and as always that started with clearing land of winter debris. Washington was evaluating a particularly nasty … More Empire of Liberty: Summer Soldier And The Cross-Time Patriot

A Landisian Solution To Political Corruption

  Following years of war and with rapidly changing political ideologies and technologies, Americans find themselves desperate for integrity in their institutions. With so much change occurring many seek hope and place their faith in those things that are quintessentially American. Instead they receive scandal and corruption and the entire institution appears ready to collapse … More A Landisian Solution To Political Corruption

Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Four “The College Football Season Is Already One-Third Over What The Hell!?” Edition

The following column is dedicated to Les Miles and the LSU athletic department. We hardly kneux ye… Leaves are turning, pumpkin spice is in the air, and Texas A&M is undefeated and flying high after a big win over Arkansas…the annual traditions of September have played out and October is almost upon us. With it, … More Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Four “The College Football Season Is Already One-Third Over What The Hell!?” Edition

C6H0: When A Small Kentucky College Was The Centre Of the College Football World

In the middle of Kentucky sits a small town called Danville. Settled in 1783 it was an early indication of the incessant westward push that was beginning in the wake of American independence. The centerpiece of the small community is its local college, the aptly named Centre College. The college was charted in 1819, has … More C6H0: When A Small Kentucky College Was The Centre Of the College Football World

Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Three And It’s Starting To Get Interesting Edition

The “Win And You’re In” Conference   The Early Contenders Division Alabama (3-0) Arkansas (3-0) Louisville (3-0) Michigan State (2-0) Nebraska (3-0) Ohio State (3-0) Texas A&M (3-0)   Through three games these are the teams that look good so far. Alabama, Louisville, and Ohio State are probably the biggest early names contending for the … More Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Three And It’s Starting To Get Interesting Edition

Who’s In And Who’s Out: Still Way Too Early Week Two Edition

After an intense week one, week two in the college football world was a bit slower. With a few upsets and some quality mid-conference matchups we do, however, have a clearer picture of how the playoff race is shaping up.   The “Win and You’re In” Conference   The Early Contenders Division Alabama (2-0) Arkansas … More Who’s In And Who’s Out: Still Way Too Early Week Two Edition

Five Way Too Early Thoughts On Week One 

1. Is The SEC East Ready For Another Season Of Suck?After a long offseason of hype, No. 9 Tennessee kicked off the college football season (we aren’t counting that Trans-Pacific rugby match between Hawaii and California that was played in Australia) and promptly fell on its face with a narrow overtime win over Appalachian State. … More Five Way Too Early Thoughts On Week One 

Who’s In And Who’s Out: Way Too Early Week One Edition

With one week in the books the race for the college football playoff is amazingly that much clearer. A slew of teams from the Group of Five conferences have been eliminated. Thanks to some early upsets by FCS teams several Power Five conference teams are also effectively dead. Conversely several teams stole big wins against … More Who’s In And Who’s Out: Way Too Early Week One Edition