Honey Badger Kicked Off LSU Football Team

Aug 10, 2012
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Apparently the Honey Badger didn’t care. Didn’t care about team rules anyway. LSU sensation Tyrann Mathieu nicknamed The Hone Badger has been released from the football program for what is being dubbed as violation of team rules. A major impact player at a successful program is not simply given the boot. This tells me that […]

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Can Better Mental Healthcare Prevent Violence?

Aug 09, 2012
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Water tossed into hot oil. Sodium tossed into water. Mentos tossed into a 2 liter bottle of soda. Some of the least restrictive gun laws in the world combined with a mental health care system that’s decades behind. Yup, I’m talking about things that don’t go well together. First, let me get this out of […]

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Volleyball Domination And Other Olympic Highlights

Aug 08, 2012
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Last night I sent a text to a friend of mine asking if he was watching Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh-Jennings in volleyball. Although I do not consider myself a volleyball aficionado, I do live in Nebraska where college volleyball is a big deal. This was a great match to watch with some great individual plays […]

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What Is Mitt Romney Hiding?

Aug 07, 2012
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Harry Reid is saying that Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes in past years.  Romney has released his 2010 tax return and will release the 2011 return when it is ready – but that’s a far cry from the 12 years of tax returns that his father released when George Romney ran for president. Republican leaders […]

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Knowing Your Audience: Political Writing

Aug 06, 2012
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When writing about politics, realize up front that you will seldom change the mind or convictions of anyone who reads your work. Your effort will either reinforce previously held or be dismissed as irrelevant. Political writing is truly a self gratifying activity. You may find that you have a wide readership that can be very […]

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Does Chick-Fil-A’s Leader Have Civil Rights?

Aug 02, 2012
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Do Christians Have Civil Rights? Civil rights is a phrase whose origin can be traced back to the early 1700’s. The concept of individual civil rights can be traced back to England’s bill of rights in the 1600’s. Civil rights concept is almost perfectly interchangeable with constitutional rights. Constitutional rights typically refer to all of […]

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Book Review: The Brahms Deception

Aug 01, 2012
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It takes a good author to get me to read a book on a topic that doesn’t particularly interest me.  Louise Marley accomplishes this feat with her book The Brahms Deception.  While my eclectic music collection does contain a handful of album of classical music, it’s usually an afterthought – and when I do listen […]

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