Postwar Dreams of Flying in Style

During World War II, many Americans had high hopes for what life would be like in the future. Sometimes this was fueled by advertisers who promised that great things were just around the corner. Sacrifice for your country now they said, and all of your wildest high-tech dreams would come true after the war. As we’ve seen before, this attitude was sometimes tempered by skeptics who warned that while there may indeed be great things ahead, Americans should keep their shirts on.

Source: Postwar Dreams of Flying in Style

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What International Air Travel Was Like in the 1930s #Magicnumber (date of article)

Today we largely take international air travel for granted. Every major city in the world is little more than a hop, skip, and jump away. But what was it actually like to fly halfway around the world in the 1930s, when the very concept was still novel? Pretty incredible, as it turns out—provided you could afford it.

Source: What International Air Travel Was Like in the 1930s

Jerry Brown OKs third option for gender on California driver’s licenses – CNNPolitics

The California governor has signed a bill that will allow state residents who do not identify as male or female to have a third option on driver’s licenses.

Source: Jerry Brown OKs third option for gender on California driver’s licenses – CNNPolitics

Did Someone Give Obama a Black Eye? – The Atlantic {from 2012..again left eye}

The four times President Obama has gone on TV in the last six days, as he did this morning when he spoke to the United Nations General Assembly, cameras showed what looks like he has a black eye.

Source: Did Someone Give Obama a Black Eye? – The Atlantic