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The Vocal Minority That Was The Silent Majority

  The silent majority is an unspecified majority of people in a country or group who do not express their opinions publicly. The term was popularized by U.S. President Richard Nixon in a November 3, 1969, speech in which he said, “And so tonight—to you, the great silent majority of...

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When A Couple Of Decisions Don’t Go Your Way

  In another example of flailing, writhing hysteria over the gay marriage and Obamacare decisions, GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would subject the justices to retention elections. Retention elections are a common feature at the state court level, so the idea is hardly...

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Shocker! Wealthy Conservative Says Racist Things

  When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. –...

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2Geeky w/ Bunny: Weird Coffee

  KTB TV presents Bunny Themelis’”2Geeky (for the streets)”   I am a standup comedian and trivia champion who often creates material that is just too geeky for the streets. Or the comedy club.   I like to tackle history, mythology (it was my minor in college because I’m all...

Bristol Palin

What This Girl Bristol Palin Has Done

  Let’s put aside who Bristol’s mom is for a moment. Let’s pretend, just for the sake of argument, that Bristol Smith, a young woman from Anytown, USA is an unwed mom who broke off the engagement to her boyfriend in March 2009. A custody battle ensues that lasts into...

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Paper Chase: This Is What Veterans Return To

  Housing starts numbered 1.14 million in April. That was up 20% from March and an all time high since November 2007.   There was no rate hike from the Fed coming from their June meeting stating the sluggishness from the economy was transitory. They specifically cited bad weather and...

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What Happens When Dissent Isn’t Consistent?

  After a weekend where I saw my brother successfully defend his dissertation in Washington DC, and saw two great people and friends get married on the Jersey Shore, I finally managed to read Justices Roberts’ and Scalia’s dissents in Obergefell. Needless to say that my interest was buoyed by...

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Why The Disparate Impact Ruling Was Important

  Pop quiz hot shot. The owner of an apartment building decides that she doesn’t want to rent to people who have been convicted of drug charges. She applies that policy to everyone regardless of race or ethnicity. Is she liable for racial discrimination under the Fair Housing Act if...