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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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A few words about a few words about open carry

I have only a few words to say about how one media outlet talked about open carry at the Republican National Convention. I was watching some preliminary coverage on the first day, before the whole hate fest began. It was on MSNBC—a network that once—oh, so long ago—claimed to be the progressive alternative to Fox…

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Do we really need babysitters for Barettas?

Does the image of an armored truck, outfitted with 360-degree surveillance cameras and secured by body-camera-toting security guards, parked on the lot of a bar in downtown St. Louis, fill you with civic pride? If so, welcome to militarized St. Louis. This is the city that sported a tank in its Gay Pride parade. Now…

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Bernie, Hillary, and body language

Yesterday, Bernie endorsed Hillary. Body language experts across the Web came to the same conclusion: They don’t like each other. They saw Hillary as uncomfortable, even vulnerable. They observed Bernie as resentful, doing something he didn’t want to do. Hillary and the DNC had to cough up a lot of concessions to get Bernie’s endorsement. And…

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Obama’s numbers

Every quarter, Factcheck.org likes to take a look at the numbers since Obama became President. They go deeper than just unemployment and study metrics like corporate profits, the number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and how other countries view the U.S. Here’s a look at where we stand in July 2016, with just a few…