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Voting Fraud. Threat?

Voters going to the polls this year will encounter new rules, with photo ID requirements and fewer options for early voting among the most significant changes. These are part of a wave of new laws enacted in 33 states by Republican-controlled legislatures. Supporters say these new rules are required to endure honest elections. Democrats say…
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Celebrate the Land-Grant Act

It has garnered some recent news, not all that much, but 150 years ago, on July 2nd, 1862, President Lincoln signed a bill authored by Representative Justin Morrill of Vermont. Passed and signed during the darkest days of the Civil War, this law granted federally owned or controlled land to the states for the states…
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Some Economic Musing

All of us have suffered through the recent severe recession that followed the bursting of the housing bubble and the financial crisis that resulted from it. Since the peak of every financial index in the 4th Quarter of 2007, U.S. and world markets, along with jobs, tumbled downward in unprecedented fashion (at least since the…
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My Favorite Books (Fiction)

Following the recent blog comments on my favorite non-fiction titles (and thanks to quite a few who emailed me to say they had read several of them already), here are my favorites in the fiction genre. Of course there are so many good works, and not every one likes the same styles or subjects. But…
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