Procrastination: The Science!

I was planning on making some sort of statement regarding the State of the Union yesterday, attempting to give an Unvarnished perspective on the political version of a Hollywood awards show - everyone pretends to care, nothing is accomplished, and we all waste our time. Then I thought to myself "Self: the wonderful people who … Continue reading Procrastination: The Science!


Warmth of Humor

Baby, it's cold outside, but it isn't as charming without Christmas around the corner! Here are some fun Polar Vortex cartoons to warm you up! Leave your coldest temperature in the comments! Stay warm out there!

Lessons from Travel: We Aren’t Alone

Dear Reader: You thought you were rid of me, didn't you? You thought I had given up the quest for the unvarnished truth. Au contraire mon frere! You're hopes and dreams have come true! I am back! I was doing sociopolitical research (i.e. a vacation) in Chile from New Years to today. Although Chile is … Continue reading Lessons from Travel: We Aren’t Alone

Liberty and Law: Rethinking Immigration and the Statue of Liberty

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free!" These eternal words are enshrined at the feet of the Statue of Liberty. But should immigration policy only be about taking in anyone who longs for a better life? Read this article on the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty to learn more!

Season’s Greetings!

Merry Christmas from the Unvarnished Blog! When you come here, you know you are going to get the unvarnished truth. Truth is: everyone is busy¬† in the last minute holiday prep-work. So if you want some good holiday articles to enjoy in the downtime, or a few Christmas cartoons to give you a quick reboot … Continue reading Season’s Greetings!

Saturday Satire: Candy Land?

Who ever said the best streets would be paved with gold? What about chocolate? This week in the town of Werl, Germany, the streets were paved in chocolate! According to Reuters, the town firefighters had to clear the streets outside of a local chocolate factory after a massive liquid chocolate spill occurred inside the facility. … Continue reading Saturday Satire: Candy Land?