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Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes: A 19th 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)   The Last Battle of the Civil War The election of 1876 between Hayes and New York Governor...

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Ulysses S. Grant: The 18th 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)   Truly the first celebrity candidate, US Grant was the youngest man ever elected President at the time...

Week 5

I Got You: Week 5 Fantasy Recap

  We’re in 8 leagues. These are our thoughts week to week.   Fantasy Record through Week 5: 16-24   Quarterbacks Cam Newton was on a bye, and Mariota did not do much against Rex. Cam was on a bye and Rodgers was taken aback by the stout St. Louis...

Week 6

I Got You: NFL Week 6 Investment

34-38 on the season after winning money last week going 6-6. With the money line investing, we are actually up a little on the year in spite of an overall losing record. We are proponents of dollar cost averaging as we are long term investors; therefore, we invest the same...

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How We Motivate Each Other

If there’s one thing I can almost guarantee in our journey to succeed in our lives, it’s having the balance of an intrinsic desire to accomplish things and a strong support system. This is a concept we’ve recently talked about in one of my classes, and I couldn’t agree more...

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We Shouldn’t Ever Celebrate Christopher Columbus

Mark Antonio Wright speaks of two narratives concerning Columbus. I choose the second narrative that Wright mentions striking the last line.   Christopher Columbus, a dead white male of the worst variety, was a slaver, a capitalist, and a murderer of millions who embarked on a voyage motivated only by...

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GOP 2016: Still Predominantly Old, White, Christian and Male

I have been told that in spite of earlier proclamations, the Democratic Party has got a handful of decrepit, old, white career politicians running for President while Republicans have a couple of young Hispanics, a brilliant Indian American, a black neurosurgeon, a woman former CEO, and a reality TV star...

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Paper Chase: Teacher Sharing and Health Care

The FOMC expects to raise interest rates this year. Slow growth in the global economy and inflation being lower than expected are reasons why they did not raise rates.   The National Retail Federation predicts an increase of 3.7% from last year’s holiday shopping to 630 billion dollars. Holiday shopping...

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Paper Chase: Maximizing Social Security

It was a very disappointing jobs report with only 142,000 jobs created. This was well below expectations of 200,000 jobs created. Previous months were also revised lower meaning this was not an isolated event.   The unemployment rate remained at 5.1%. Auto sales are at annual sales rate of 18.2%...