The meaning of the Second Amendment is oftened debated and sometimes the placement of a comma becomes a focal point. We've been down that road, but it could come up with the 14th Amendment and the issue of "anchor babies." The authors of the Arizona...
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U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill in Connecticut ruled this week that competitive college cheerleading does not qualify as a sport under Title IX. The decision comes in a case filed over Quinnipiac University's plans to drop volleyball and replace it with a competitive cheerleading program....
TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
The conservative website GOPUSA called on South Carolinians to hang their heads in shame over Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham's decision to vote in favor of confirming Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. Graham, the ranking Republican of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was the only...
The Spokane City Council voted 5-2 last night to retain responsibility for inspecting elevators here. The alternative was to turn the statutorily mandated work over to the state, which every other city in Washington except Seattle has already done.Either way, under current practices, the work...
MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
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Anyone watch "Treme"? Just finished the first season. It's about a cast of characters and their lives after Katrina. If you liked "The Wire", you'll like this. Terrific story-telling. David Simon, a former reporter for the Baltmore Sun, is a genius, as far as I'm...
THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
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Recently finished "The Big Short" by Michael Lewis. He also wrote "Liar's Poker", another excellent book about Wall Street. This one is about the oddball characters who saw through the housing bubble and bet big that it would burst. One of them has Asperger's Syndrome...
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