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Benjamin Harrison: The 23rd 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)   Benjamin Harrison was the centennial president elected exactly 100 years after George Washington. While a very good...

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Grover Cleveland: The 22nd 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)   Since the Civil War, the presidency had seen 2 assassinations, and 5 less than memorable presidencies. The...

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Racial Demographics Of Hillary and Bernie

  I think it’s difficult to admit, but obvious to see, that Democrats are polarized by race in the primary. The results, thus far, can’t be ignored.   Racial Demographics Bernie has won Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. Here are the racial demographics of...

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Maria Sharapova Cheats And No One Cares

  Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova revealed that she had tested positive for a recently banned substance –meldonium — at January’s Australian Open. The 28-year-old Russian will be provisionally banned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on March 12. She faces up to a four-year ban.   Cheating *ss...

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Michigan Primary Doesn’t Change Math

  I was wrong (12-4 through 16 chosen). Nate Silver was wrong. Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary and was able to salvage what would have been a very bad night otherwise. Hillary’s win in Mississippi brought the delegate count for the evening to 87 for her and 69 for...

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Grace Poe Says She’s Running For Women

  Supreme Court of the Philippines rules Senator Grace Poe can run for President. The court ruled Tuesday that she’s eligible to run for president in the elections, which are set for May 9. The country’s electoral commission disqualified her from the race in December.   Grace Poe For President...

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Reshma Saujani Chooses Bravery For Girls

  Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani gave a TED talk about education for young women. “I want women to be comfortable with being imperfect,” Saujani said in the talk. She said empowering girls to take on new or unfamiliar challenges will help them grow.   Reshma Saujani What Reshma...

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The Life And Times of Robert Griffin III

  The Washington Redskins announced the release of Quarterback Robert Griffin III. He was informed of his release two days before his $16.15 million 2016 salary would have taken effect. The former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick did not play a single down in 2015. What the hell happened?...

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Retirement Savings Is Not A Cure All

  The Economic Policy Institute has released a report detailing shortcomings of 401(K) plans. “We’re moving toward a retirement system that magnifies inequality, and doesn’t reduce it,” Monique Morrissey, the author of the EPI report, titled “The State of American Retirement,” said.   Retirement for Working Families The key findings...

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Transgender Bathroom Access Now In NYC

  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signs law to base bathroom and locker room use on gender identity. The executive order guarantees all people access to the city’s single-sex facilities that align with their gender identity, without having to show identification or proof of gender.   Transgender Bathrooms...