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Simon Kaufman


Simon Kaufman writes and produces for "Morning Rush." Before joining Newsy, he worked for the Big Ten Network and NBC Sports. He's a Colorado native, but that did not properly prepare him for Chicago's winters. When he's not in the newsroom, he's biking around the city in search of Chicago's best ice cream.

Recent Work
Poland's Arkadiusz Milik, right, and Mexico's Carlos Rodriguez, battle for the ball during the World Cup
Aijaz Rahi / APSports

Why Is The World Cup Being Played In The Winter?

Concussion symptoms diagram

Why Are We Still Mishandling Concussions?

Cristiano Ronaldo runs during a Portugal soccer team training in Oeiras, outside Lisbon
Armando Franca / APSports

Why Do We Americans Call It Soccer?

Cans of Coca-Cola are on display at a grocery market in Uniontown, Pa.
Gene J. Puskar / APLife

Why Do We Use Different Words For Soft Drinks?

Washington Post headline

Why Are Political Ads Allowed To Run Misinformation?

The U.S. pledge of allegiance
Michael Woods / APU.S.

Why Do Students Pledge Allegiance To The U.S. Flag?

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter
John Bazemore / APPolitics

Why Is American Election Season So Long?

Queen Consort and King Charles III attend a reception to thank the community of Aberdeenshire
Andrew Milligan / APEntertainment

How Could The Monarchy Change Under King Charles III?

Axel Turcios

What's The Difference Between 'Hispanic' And 'Latino'?

Boom Supersonic.

Why Are Supersonic Jets Making A Comeback?

Elissa Slotkin

Why Do Candidates Have To Say 'I Approve This Message' In Ads?

SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts wave
John Raoux / APSci/Health

Why Are We Trying To Go Back To The Moon?

Graph of English grammar

Why Do Languages Have Gendered Words?

FBI seal on a podium before a news conference at the agency's headquarters in Washington
Jose Luis Magana / APU.S.

Why Is The FBI Accused Of Politicization?

Armando Solis / APLife

This Is Why Guacamole Costs Extra

A sign, featuring a likeness of Smokey Bear, at the entrance to Hopkinton State Park Headquarters
Steven Senne / APU.S.

The Story Of Smokey The Bear

Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo pose with 63 and 40 hot dogs
Julia Nikhinson / APLife

Why Is Chicago Against Ketchup On Hot Dogs?

A wheel of baby Swiss cheese is displayed at the biennial World Championship Cheese Contest
Carrie Antlfinger / APLife

Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes In It?

Two people shake hands
Scott Roth / APU.S.

Why Do We Shake Hands?

A football stadium
Adrian Kraus / APSports

Why Do Governments Fund Sports?


Why Do We Say 'God Bless You' When Someone Sneezes?

A man receives a haircut
Rich Pedroncelli / APLife

Explaining U.S. Tipping Practices

The White House
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

Why Do We Have The Electoral College?

A speedometer
Carlos Osorio / APU.S.

Why The U.S. Still Uses Imperial Measurement

The U.S. Constitution
U.S. National ArchivesPolitics

It's Hard To Amend The U.S. Constitution For A Reason

A tiger yawns
Bikas Das / APSci/Health

What Makes Yawning Contagious?

An American military plane in Afghanistan
Senior Airman Taylor Crul / U.S. Air Force / APPolitics

Why Does The U.S. Send Foreign Aid To Other Countries?

knocking on wood

Why Do We Knock On Wood?

A courtroom
Jim Watson / APU.S.

Why There's A Backlog In Criminal Courts

A grass court at Wimbledon
Gerald Herbert / APSports

Wimbledon Is Only Ever Played On Grass Courts