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The Rabbi’s teach that everyone – me, you… everyone – *must* “come out of Egypt.” There is a great deal of spiritual depth in that idea.

The United States and a bunch of other countries expelled a whole bunch of diplomats and closed the Consulate in Seattle. The claim was made that the Consulate was “helping” to spy on Naval Base Kitsap.

Does this whole brouhaha spell an entirely new Cold War?


The City of Chicago experienced a “spike” in its murder rate in 2016. Most of us knew that, but now the University of Utah has prepared (but not yet published) a study claiming that *THE* reason for the spike was simply the lack of “Stop & Frisk” by the Chicago Police Department.

So… it is as simple as that? Just give the Police more power? Or is my own bias about Utah at work here?

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What Trumps Federalism?



My concern from day one of the Trump campaign was his rather flimsy understanding of things Constitutional. It’s not enough to say the word, and it certainly wasn’t heard much on the campaign trail. In fact, as John and I discussed last week, things he did say caused ears to perk up and take notice and question whether or not the soon to be leader of the free world actually understood what he was saying or just didn’t care? Read the rest of this entry

Standing Rock = Bunkerville

CubsRegardless of whether or not my team – or your team – is in it, this has been one of the best World Series’ ever. In fact, and I say this as a pretty hardcore Dodgers fan – this Series is better because my team – and frankly most of ya’ll’s team – isn’t in it. The compelling story of two teams long regarded as losers and/or cursed, managed by the two best managers in the entire game, with the shadow of Buck Showater’s tragic mistake hanging over them has made for interesting moves, strategies and discussion. Far beyond what we would normally get.

Many insiders have now admitted that from a pure baseball pleasure and from a financial position of all of MLB considered, it would be better for the Indians to win tonight. There was a reason that the movie, Major League, was set in Cleveland, and it wasn’t because of the long and rich tradition of winning Cleveland baseball. The Indians are every bit the snake bit franchise the Cubs are, but without the soft blue unis, the little cub logo and the lush green ivy of Wrigley Field. For much of the last Century they played in the old Cleveland Stadium – a well known cemetery of a ball park – so bad that it wasn’t even used in the film.

I know this much as a baseball fan – there is no way the Dodgers (or the Giants) could have provided this much interest or entertainment over the course of a seven game series. This might very well go down – depending on how tonight goes – as the “perfect” World Series. And I hope that it does. Read the rest of this entry

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