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Rigged When It Doesn’t Go The Way We Want

It’s rigged! Popularized by Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump is now running with it. A Republican FBI director conducts an independent investigation completely separate from the White House or the Attorney General and doesn’t bring charges. Rigged! Hillary should be in jail. Let’s start there and work our way backwards. It’s...

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Harry S. Truman: 33rd Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) Harry Truman was not a national or worldly figure. Many people were appalled that an ignoramus from Missouri, an...

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Scampaign 2016 Reveals Itself Fully

Rich Lowry breaks down swing-state ad spending from June between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: Colorado: Team Clinton $2.9 million, Team Trump $0 Florida: Team Clinton $7.3 million, Team Trump $0 Iowa: Team Clinton $1.6 million, Team Trump $0 North Carolina: Team Clinton $2.3 million, Team Trump $0 New Hampshire:...

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Top 15 Hip Hop And Rap Albums Mid 2016

Why even bother making a list? It’s usually albums you’ve never heard of, albums you don’t care about, or albums you either have heard or are intrigued enough by the writeup, album art, media buzz to give a chance. Still, if you’re behind on your new hip hop and/or rap...

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Ryan Health Plan Is Simple: Let The Poor Die

  Our new Republican majority will move to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with commonsense alternatives.” – Eric Cantor, 2010 Obamacare has long been the biggest thorn in the GOP’s side, and that’s saying a lot considering the rose bush that has been arguably America’s most successful progressive in modern...

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International Players Dominate NBA Draft

Sixteen international players were among the first 30 picks in the 2016 NBA draft Thursday, which set a record for the most foreign-born prospects selected in the first round. The previous record was 12, which was set in 2013. Elias research reports that’s the lowest total of American-born, first-round picks in...

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Brexit Is An Ominous Sign For The World

Steven Erlanger has done an excellent job of explaining the history and meaning of Brexit. In a decades-long rift in the governing Conservative Party, a vocal minority has demanded that Britain leave the European Union since the time of Margaret Thatcher. That minority grew in opposition during the Tony Blair...

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Chuck D Is Old But Not Wrong About Authentic Rap

Prophets of Rage rapper Chuck D says publications ignore the “Importance of the Group” in Hip-Hop. The rapper told Billboard that “the journals and blogs and everyone threw hip-hop down the stairs by praising the individual,” specifically citing the celebrity of Kanye West as an example. Chuck D Is Better...

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Advanced Stats Guides NBA Top 10 All Time Greatest

This latest championship and finals MVP for LeBron James makes him the 6th-best player of all time in our rankings. We based them on league MVPs, championships, finals MVPs, top 10 all-time cumulative statistics and top 10 advanced statistics. Advanced Stats Basketball consists of one-on-one concepts within a team game. Understanding...