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    Money, War, Politics, and Nothing About Mesopotamia

    Some interesting articles today by John Fund and Ed. Koch. Though they don’t have the all-encompassing benefit of oriental philosophy, snakes, or TV history, they offer some interesting perspectives nonetheless. Come to think of it, Ed. Koch did make some pretty memorable appearances on SNL.
    Locker Room contributor, August 23, 2004
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    The birthplace of representative government

    Here’s another interesting history lesson about Mesopotamia. It turns out that despite all the current pessimism about the possibility of representative government in Iraq, it is not being created there for the first time. The latest archaelogical discoveries and research suggest that early Sumerian cities were governed as popular assemblies…
    Locker Room contributor, August 21, 2004
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    Why Can’t Jersey Do It?

    Joe Piscopo is thinking about running for governor of New Jersey, and CNN’s Bill Hemmer interviewed him about it. Although a Democrat, Piscopo considers himself conservative: HEMMER: You’re a lifelong Democrat, right? And you talk about the highest property taxes in the country in your home state. Sounds a…
    Locker Room contributor, August 21, 2004
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    One sign even UNC knows its action against the Christian fraternity is indefensible

    MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” wasn’t able to run a segment about the controversy last night because, even after three days of asking, begging, and pleading UNC-Chapel Hill to send someone, anyone to represent the pro-UNC-CH side on the air, they could get nobody. MSNBC had been trying in vain…
    Locker Room contributor, August 20, 2004
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    Sorry to report this so late

    Got too involved in editing tasks this afternoon to blog the certified results in the 10th Congressional District nomination. State Rep. Patrick McHenry has been officially certified as the winner of the GOP nomination, having actually gained three votes when provisionals and other previously uncounted ballots were factored in. That…
    Locker Room contributor, August 20, 2004
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    NC PIRG discovered in Wake Co. voter fraud/”fiction”

    Langston Harris[‘s] voter registration and more than a dozen others collected by the Public Interest Research Group, a lefty fund-raiser/do-gooder outfit, are being investigated by the local and state boards of election. [He’s] not listed in the phone book. The Raleigh address [he] gave the Board of Elections? Well,…
    Locker Room contributor, August 20, 2004
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    North Carolina job growth revised way downward

    You wouldn?t know this from reading Gov. Mike Easley?s press release about Friday?s estimated job growth in North Carolina during July ? the preliminary projection is 8,200 ? but the big news was the Bureau of Labor Statistics? significant downward revision in North Carolina?s job gain for June. Last month,…
    Locker Room contributor, August 20, 2004
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    “discrimination” against women

    Every so often the feminist radicals haul out their statistical “proof” that businesses discriminate against women in hiring and pay, and try to gin up some publicity with them. Currently, they have some big lawsuits brewing, against Costco and that company from the Third Reich, Wal-Mart. Therefore, this article…
    Locker Room contributor, August 20, 2004