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    The True Reason for the Season

    Every year, advocates of free enterprise and property rights try to correct the record about what Thanksgiving is really celebrating. Every year, they make a little progress. Here are a couple of the better explanations of the economics lesson that the Pilgrims fortunately learned during their…
    Locker Room contributor, November 25, 2004
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    Why Elderly Ladies Need to Be Profiled at Airports

    The Washington Times reports that airport screeners still find an average of two guns per day as they check people with tickets to board planes. Among them was this disturbing case: A 79-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida after a single-shot Colt Derringer…
    Locker Room contributor, November 25, 2004
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    Re: Bile and Despair Watch ? the definitive version

    I think (well, hope) I can retire this feature now that National Review’s Deroy Murdock has given the definitive version of these curious post-election antics.
    Locker Room contributor, November 24, 2004
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    I know you’re all asking, “What’s Eve Ensler doing now?”

    Well, ask no longer; here it is: Love Your Tree is a space for women ? and men ? to further explore issues raised after seeing Eve Ensler’s new Broadway play “The Good Body” which addresses why women of all cultures and backgrounds ? whether undergoing Botox injections or living…
    Locker Room contributor, November 24, 2004
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    Re: Moral Issues

    Paul, I never suggested that moral-issue voters weren?t a critical part of the GOP coalition. My point was that their importance did not change in 2004 vs. 2000. They played roughly the same role in the election both times, and this has been confirmed since I first wrote about the…
    Locker Room contributor, November 24, 2004
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    Re: Moral Issues

    It evidently has not occurred to anyone in the chorus of election whiners that there were people (yes, including me) who thought there was something morally amiss with a candidate who repeatedly played both the envy card and the race card to drum up support among clueless voters.
    Locker Room contributor, November 24, 2004
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    How Valuable Were Moral Issues?

    For those pundits who downplayed how much “moral issues” were a factor in President Bush’s re-election, Maggie Gallagher discusses a Pew Center poll which dissects voter intentions a little further. Problem is, however, that Pew’s study is not based on exit polls. They conducted a whole new poll…
    Locker Room contributor, November 24, 2004
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    A Thanksgiving Eve contest

    The Public School Forum of North Carolina has a new study out on what it considers to be large gaps in funding among ?rich? and ?poor? school districts in the state. Here is a link to a Winston-Salem Journal article describing the findings of the study. Now, here?s the…
    Locker Room contributor, November 24, 2004