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“Not One Jot or Thimble Shall Pass”

I saw something disturbing in the news today. No, nothing Donald Trump tweeted. Rather, the Parker Brothers game “Monopoly” is retiring one of its signature game pieces: The thimble. It was ousted by popular vote, so this was hardly an authoritarian or fascist move by Parker Brothers – sorry, I […]

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, […]

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 […]