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Billy Beer: The Reason Billy Carter Quit Drinking

When the national press descended on Plains, GA, during the 1976 presidential campaign, the journalists were looking for some insight into Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter’s character. They found something even better: Carter’s hard-drinking younger brother, gas station owner Billy. [Image credit: Bettmann/CORBIS] The media quickly fell in love with the bespectacled, beer-chugging younger Carter. Billy’s Southern-fried [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher was the tough-talking Conservative face of British politics throughout the 1980s. You may know about her policies, but how well do you know the woman who was nicknamed “The Iron Lady”? 1. She Started Out as a Chemist In 1943, an 18-year-old Margaret Roberts headed to Oxford on a scholarship and began studying natural [...]