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A History of “Solid” States

Some people like to complain about the Electoral College, “My state has been overwhelmingly [political party] for YEARZ, so my vote doesn’t count,” and believe that going to a national popular vote instead would make their votes count more.  There are pros and cons to that idea — mostly cons, […]

Villains and the People Who Love Them

Something utterly ridiculous happened last week.  Kanye West chimed in on the Bill Cosby serial-rape controversy, declaring on Twitter, “BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!”  Kanye made this authoritative announcement completely out of the blue, with no explanation or reasoning to support why he believes the literally dozens of women who have come […]

I’m Done with Marvel Comics (…Maybe)

I’m not much for chasing after the horizon, especially when what I’m chasing is an ending of sorts — a departure from my former way of life. So when I actually catch the horizon, it’s kind of mind-blowing, especially when the chase started over 35 years ago with the purchase of my first […]

Splashing Toward Gomorrah

I learned something interesting today about the power of unintended consequences:  While gay marriage proponents are obviously trumpeting the Obergefell v. Hodges decision as an unequivocal win, the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision might actually put some gay — and straight — couples in a bind when it comes to employer […]