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15 Tools That Helped Pioneers Survive On The American Frontier

15 Tools That Helped Pioneers Survive On The American Frontier

American culture unapologetically romanticises the lives of the first pioneers. Through rose-coloured glasses, we see Manifest Destiny as fate, leading our heroic ancestors across a perfectly manicured landscape. In reality, the frontier was a terrifying, dangerous wilderness. And you were only as good as the tools you carried.

Why US Congress Must Investigate NSA’s Unconstitutional Spying

Why US Congress Must Investigate NSA’s Unconstitutional Spying

In the past couple of weeks, the NSA has, unsurprisingly, responded with a series of secret briefings to US Congress that have left the public in the dark and vulnerable to misstatements and word games. US Congress has many options at its disposal, but any response must start with a…