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How Verizon convinced me to use paper ballots

Two things happened to me over this past weekend to strengthen my conviction that paper ballots are superior to electronic voting machines. The first was my experience upgrading my cell phone at a local Verizon Wireless store. The second, and more widely reported, was revelation that Russia had succeeded in hacking into state voter registration…

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Hillary has always had it right about the “vast right-wing conspiracy”

Usually when someone speaks about a conspiracy, we think that person is some sort of a “conspiratorial freak.” That could not be further from the truth with Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton got it right in 1998 when she said that she was being attacked by a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” The VRWC (Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy) seemed…

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There’s no crying in baseball, or politics

As I watched some of the Bernie Sanders supporters at the Monday night session of the Democratic National Convention, I couldn’t help but think of the 1992 baseball film, A League of Their Own. Tom Hanks is the manager of a World War II era women’s barnstorming baseball team. At one point, he become befuddled…

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How the federal government may not be serving St. Louis well

One of the challenges that progressives frequently face is that they like to be sticklers for facts, at least wherever possible. And since a basic tenet of progressive beliefs is that many societal problems can best be solved through pro-active engagement by the federal government, it becomes frustrating when then federal government does not acquit…

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What Obama and Sanders can do to keep “the Bern” alive while helping Clinton

President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met on Thursday, June 9, 2016 to discuss “where do we go now” following the primaries and caucuses in California and five other states. Shortly thereafter, he endorsed Hillary Clinton, in a paid video by the Clinton campaign. In the announcement, the president said that the differences…

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