Why Care?


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Another school shooting in Texas this morning has passions once again inflamed. It is far, far to early to draw any conclusions. As of this moment we have virtually no information whatsoever from which to conclude anything. But the one thing that we do know is that Social Media and traditional media will be full of people with opinions and arguments today. Those arguments will be angry, zinger-filled exchanges that will – in the end – decide nothing. But we have questions. Are they the right questions? 

There is one thing that I had noticed about these school shootings. That is that people care about them. Read the rest of this entry

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Federalism Is Good For Liberals Too



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It’s Constitution Thursday, and we take a look at Federalism and its evolution in The United States under the Constitution. What seemed at first to be a pretty clear distinction between state and Federal powers, has slowly morphed into a whole lot more Federal and less State. And the journey to get there started long before the Progressive era. In fact, it really started the day after the Constitution was ratified.

We’ll take a short look at two cases in the news this week. One of them went before the Court and the law passed by Congress was struck down, allowing for sports Betting to be opened up across the nation. It’s the opinion in that case that has Progressives excited and one of them even exclaiming that “Federalism can be good for liberals!”

The other deals with the laws being debated by Congress as we speak to make an attack on a Police Officer a Federal Crime. who would oppose that? After all, we “support” Law enforcement, right?

Or do we support and defend the Constitution?


Influence For Money



Somebody explain to me why a Russian buying $150k worth of ads on Facebook is bad, but an ex-Congressman who spent $84,000 tax dollars to settle his own sexual misconduct charge getting hired by a Texas Port Authority (salary $160,000.10/year) to take “part in an organized attempt to influence legislators” is just fine and dandy?

Seriously, what is it about disgraced Congressweasels that makes them adept at “influencing” legislators?

Do you know what the real problem with PEDs in sports – particularly Baseball – is? It really isn’t the athletes ingesting or injecting themselves with potentially harmful substances. Frankly, it’s their choice, right? The problem is that is messes with the integrity of the game. Idon’t mean that in the way you think that I mean it. It’s not the “cheating” angle to which I object. It’s the fairness of it in which I see a basic way to treat MiLB players even worse than they already are treated.  Let me explain…


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