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‘Take My Wife’ Is Out

 

“I know you guys may be angry with me, but I’m used to it because I have a black wife and three mixed kids, so I’m used to people being angry and argumentative.” With those 33 words, which probably took less than 20 seconds to utter, Atlanta Hawks General Manager Wes Wilcox’s reputation has been […]

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How Marijuana Could Help Fight the Overdose Epidemic

 

Editors Note: This is part three in a five-part series on a new approach to the War on Drugs. This is a nuanced topic and we present the views here as a contribution to the conversation. You can read Part I here and Part II here. Seven states, which now include nearly 25 percent of the U.S. […]

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Treating Opioid Addiction: A Radical Way

 

Editors Note: This is part two in a five-part series on a new approach to the War on Drugs. This is a nuanced topic and we present the views here as a contribution to the conversation. You can read Part I here. There is a treatment for opioid addiction that has been shown repeatedly to […]

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No Macarena for Trump

 

They won’t be doing the Macarena at President-elect Trump’s inaugural ball — but not because The Donald doesn’t dance. The music mafia doesn’t want to play for Trump. More precisely, it doesn’t want to allow the music to be played. The “mafia” being the two Performance Rights Organization (PRO) “families” — the American Society of […]

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Debbie Reynolds and the Less-Than-Bouncy Life of the Real Singing Nun

 

The loss of Debbie Reynolds just hours after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, is a double tragedy unlike anything Hollywood and movie lovers have ever experienced. The personality clashes between mother and daughter have been exhaustively documented, but their family troubles shouldn’t overshadow that Reynolds and Fisher were busy working actresses who appeared […]

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Coachella’s Owner Anschutz and the Game of Chicken

 

For those who aren’t in the know, Coachella is a trendy music festival. Via Wikipedia: The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire‘s Coachella Valley, in […]

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They Call the Wind Mariah

 

Isn’t it just terrible? A Washington Post headline reports, “How nostalgia for white Christian America drove so many Americans to vote for Trump.” The horror. Didn’t any try to stop them? How could this happen? Didn’t anyone explain to them that back then, most everyone spoke English. Presumably, most of those unabashed voters still do. […]

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How A Question About Trucks Reveals Journalists’ Cultural Bubble

 

Monday, I wrote about trucks and the New York Times reporters who are mystified about the Texans who own them. Being a truck-owning Texan, the NYT piece translated as a sociological study into the faraway culture of truck ownership. The problem? Everyone owns trucks and not just in Texas.  Well, everyone but journalists, own trucks. […]

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Is Economics a Hard Science?

 

The disciplines we call the “hard sciences” such as chemistry and physics inhabit the cold, sterile world of laboratories, uncontaminated by a boundless assortment of potential impurities. Today, economics pretends to be one of the hard sciences, yet the laboratories provided by the real world are disorderly, even chaotic, insusceptible to sanitization and control. The […]

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Jennifer Lawrence Tanks

 

Who’s ready to play the percentage game? Since the left loves to use statistics, of course only the ones who cater to its point of view, let’s have some fun with numbers in the New Year. Yes, I know, we on the right are intellectual idiots who haven’t graduated from the right colleges and are […]

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