The Rushmore Report – The Ten Most Liberal and Conservative Cities in America

New York City may be less liberal than you thought. At least according to The Economist, which pulled data from an MIT study on how city governments reflect their constituents’ politics to produce a ranking of cities with populations of over 250,000. As The Economist asked, “Would people expect Washington, DC, Seattle, or Boston to […]

America’s Top Ten Beaches

I love beaches. We used to live near Galveston, Texas, which boasts amazing restaurants, waves, Victorian mansions, historical sites, and the incredible seawall, built after the Great Storm of 1900. On Galveston Island you will find the most spectacular ice cream parlor ever – LaKing’s. There is no place like Galveston. But I’m biased. For […]

America’s Top Ten Most Important People – Ever

Nothing starts a good argument like a debate over the best presidents, actors, or athletes. So let’s go all in, with a top ten list to beat all top ten lists – the top ten most important, most influential Americans – ever. I’ll begin with the ones who don’t make my totally unscientific list: Harry […]

Top Ten Dangerous American Destinations

If you like to see incredible outdoor views, you picked the right country. America has hundreds of remarkable mountains, canyons, rivers, rapids, deserts, and destinations. Many are easy to take in. Others are not for the faint of heart. If you are a hiker, climber, and in great outdoor condition, you might check out our list […]

America’s Top Ten Patriotic Events in July

July 4 marks the 239th birthday of America. You will find the top ten July 4 fireworks events in the country on this site. But America is to be celebrated all month. So let’s look at some of the hidden jewels across our great land. As you travel the country, check out some of these […]

America’s Top Ten Bridges

There is more to see in America than a person could possibly see in ten lifetimes. We love our mountains, monuments, and malls. We are drawn to beaches, ballparks, and bridges. Yes, I said bridges. There are thousands of them all across our nation. Many have interesting stories behind them. Many are fascinating in their […]

America’s Top Ten Monuments

America has 112 national monuments. Each one is maintained and protected by the National Park Service. Many of these have become national symbols. These monuments vary greatly, but all have an amazing story, and are well worth your time. President Theodore Roosevelt designated the first official American monuments in 1906. As you get to know […]