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Old-School King of the NFL, Part II

(A followup to this post, after having a few days to ruminate on it.) According to these guys, half of all NFL games are decided by 8 points or fewer. That means at least half of all games are potentially … Continue reading

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They’ve taken a game of inches and turned it into a game of millimeters.

I love football, but I’m old school. If it were up to me, games would still end in ties (after four quarters), quarterbacks would be treated as if they were football players, and there would be no instant replay. The game … Continue reading

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Fact-Checking @WashingtonPost’s Outrageous and Unsubstantiated Claim: ‘Taylor Energy’s Oil Spill Rivals BP’

Photo caption: An aerial image of an oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, taken on April 28, 2018. (Oscar Garcia-Pineda) WaPo Headline: A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history … Continue reading

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I’ve found my Muse.

Terpsichore. My liberal-artsy friends may have learned that it rhymes with “hickory”, but in New Orleans it’s pronounced “TURP-si-kor”. Terpsichore is one of a series of streets in the Lower Garden District named for the Greek Muses. Terpsichore is the … Continue reading

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Everything I need to know about polls I learned in Junior High

It’s funny how some episodes from your past stick in your memory, while more significant ones don’t. In ninth grade, all students were asked to complete a written survey on the topic of alcohol and drugs. We were told that … Continue reading

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The Legend of the Dyspeptic Date

“That’s her. She’s the one.” Scott pointed to a picture of a girl named Rhonda in the freshman facebook. Before there was Facebook, every college had a freshman facebook. It was the last day of orientation, 1974. Scott was a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Electoral College, Part I: Voter Eligibility

The Constitution of the United States specifies that the President be selected by electors, not by popular vote. Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number … Continue reading

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Dear Democrats: If my choice is between Elizabeth Warren and a cur dog for President in 2020, the cur dog gets my vote. This is why.

Elizabeth Warren has a plan to save capitalism, by Matthew Yglesias, Vox.com Warren wants to create an Office of United States Corporations inside the Department of Commerce and require any corporation with revenue over $1 billion — only a few … Continue reading

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Belgian Malinois Owners Cry Foul as Bichon Flynn Nabs Best In Show

BRUSSELS (AKC) – Dog owners worldwide expressed outrage over the surprise victory of Flynn, a Bichon Frise, as Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Tuesday night. Indeed, Belgian Malinois owners seemed to take the news the hardest. In … Continue reading

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Tricky Dick and Me

The Friday before Election Day 1972, the Nixon campaign scheduled a last-minute whistle stop rally in a huge hangar at the Tulsa airport. It was my junior year; school let out early, so I hitched a ride home (I thought). … Continue reading

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