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2016 NFL Draft

2016 NFL Draft – Mock First Round Picks 1-31

  Team needs are courtesy of NFL.com. Scouting reports courtesy of cbssports.com   2016 NFL Draft – First Round We match team needs, which may change after free agency, with overall player ranking, which may change after the combine. The Patriots do not have a first round pick this year....

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Supreme Court Nominee Shows GOP Is Still Steps Behind Obama

  The White House is reportedly vetting Nevada’s Republican governor Brian Sandoval for the Supreme Court. Sandoval is probably the most liberal of the country’s 29 Republican governors. As governor he vetoed bills limiting punitive damages in civil cases and limiting the inclusion of third parties in product-liability lawsuits. Sandoval...

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Accomplished People Get Paid For Speeches

  Accomplished people who are considered experts or knowledgeable on a subject are often paid to give speeches by organizations. I would think this would be understood, but apparently it’s not as it’s believed that being paid handsomely for delivering a speech means being owned by the organization who paid...

nevada

Nevada Proves Indeed To Be Hillary’s Firewall

  Hillary won the Nevada caucuses over Bernie Sanders by approximately 6 points. She won Clark County, Nevada’s most diverse county, by 10 points. She also won heavily Latino East Las Vegas, calling into question the entrance-exit poll which showed Sanders leading by eight points among Hispanic voters.   The...

piketty

Piketty Can’t Justify Sanders’ Fantasy Economics

  French economist Thomas Piketty claims capitalist societies, with rare exceptions, see ever-increasing concentrations of wealth. Currently, we’re in a destructive self-reinforcing trend back toward 18th- and 19th-century levels of inequality, he argues using data and economic theory. Piketty’s empirical work is both clearly impressive and ultimately unreliable.   Piketty...

superdelegates

Superdelegates Are Insurance For The Party

  Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary by more than 22 percentage points and by doing so, earned 15 delegates to Clinton’s 9. Yet, despite losing the second biggest rout in state history, Hillary walked away with the same number of delegates.   That’s because she had the...

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Sanders Economic Plan Is Puppies And Rainbows

  The American Economic Association, an organization of working economists in academia, business, government, international and not-for-profit agencies, defines economics as the study of how people choose to use resources. Economics includes the study of labor, land, and investments, money, income, production, taxes and government expenditures. Economists seek to measure...

NAFTA

NAFTA Has Benefitted The U.S., Mexico and Canada

  In 1992, Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot warned voters that “There will be a giant sucking sound going south,” as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) due to huge wage differentials between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Proponents argued a trade agreement, aimed at liberalizing...