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Goodbye Ketchup, Hello Sriracha! How Immigrants Transform US Cuisine

Posted May 4th, 2016 at 8:34 am (UTC-4)

Ketchup, a tangy tomato sauce that Americans put on hamburgers and dip French fries into, has long been America’s favorite condiment, but an upstart with Asian roots is beginning to make inroads. Sriracha, a hot sauce usually made from chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt, probably originated in Thailand, but is increasingly showing up […]

Trump Says American Dream Is Dead, Is He Right?

Posted April 25th, 2016 at 1:51 pm (UTC-4)

Donald Trump has famously declared that the American Dream is dead, but the majority of middle class Americans seem to disagree with the Republican presidential frontrunner. Sixty-three percent of people surveyed earlier this year believe they are living the American Dream. That finding suggests American optimism hasn’t been a casualty of the recession, despite a report that […]

Americans Think God Made Us Great

Posted July 8th, 2015 at 10:35 am (UTC-4)

Last year at the U.S. Military Academy, President Barack Obama said, “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.” A majority of Americans seem to share that belief. Six in 10 agree with the notion that God has granted America a special role in human history. “Fundamentally, if there is one thing […]

The American Town That Literally Lives in the Past

Posted November 5th, 2014 at 10:32 am (UTC-4)

America’s past is revisited every day in a small town that was once the capital of Virginia, Britain’s largest, richest and most heavily populated outpost in the New World. One of the first things you notice about Colonial Williamsburg is how picture-perfect it appears. The streets are tidy and the Georgian-inspired historic buildings are charming […]

American Football Kicks Soccer to the Curb

Posted October 17th, 2014 at 4:48 pm (UTC-4)

Enormous, well-padded warriors in helmets and vibrant, numbered jerseys, collide at high speeds on the gridiron.  The sharp cracking sound of impact prompts a huge roar of approval from the large, boisterous crowd. Millions of television viewers around the globe tune in for the games. The NFL broadcasts to more than 230 countries across six […]