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San Andreas Fault: Those three little words that mean so much






Would abolishing the Electoral College really be grass-roots progressivism? The 2016 popular vote and the Electoral College One result of the 2016 elections is the new call to abolish the Electoral College. This move is  supported by some progressives, but it is a sad divagation for progressivism. To throw away a huge swath of the Read More

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Rabid Propaganda against HERO in Houston






Open Propaganda in Houston against HERO Today’s Washington Post features a front-page article on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). As the article nicely puts it, a battle has been waged in some quarters. From what I hear from locals—I grew up in Houston and have relatives there—the national coverage understates the rabid propaganda attack Read More

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Which Odds Makers Will Get today’s College Bowls Wrong?






Which Odds Makers Will Get today’s College Bowls Wrong? Thirty-five 2013-2014 college bowls in football, some with bowl names that make parody difficult if not impossible. The sheer number of bowls (35) goes beyond satire. So it seems productive, as well as fair, to take a quick look at one of the least savory aspects Read More

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Today begins the open enrollment period for health insurance






Affordable Care Act sign-up begins today October 1, 2013: Today begins the open enrollment period for health insurance. Under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, people who do not have insurance (or Medicare), or who want to switch their insurance coverage, can begin signing up for individual or family coverage. As we know Read More

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