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    Work versus wealth

    Kerry and Edwards hope to ride to victory on the supposed antagonism between people who work and people who have wealth. It’s also known as the Envy Card. The politicians and consultants who play the card bank on the ignorance of voters, betting that they can’t see that it’s precisely…
    Locker Room contributor, July 9, 2004
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    Virginia?s answer to Jerry Brown?

    I notice that former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder is now running for mayor in Richmond ? and indeed is already acting like a mayor-elect. I must say right off the bat that I?ve always been a fan of Wilder. Elected as the first black governor in the U.S. back…
    Locker Room contributor, July 9, 2004
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    A key court decision…

    In the context of law and the judiciary, I would argue the terms “conservative” and “liberal” and party identification often have little or no meaning. As an extremely significant case in point, I offer the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Blakely v. Washington. A majority of the high court…
    Locker Room contributor, July 8, 2004
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    Good Astrological Vibes for Kerry and Edwards

    In the “Under the Dome” section of today’s N&O there is a a little section entitled In the stars that references Wednesday’s astrology column in the New York Daily News. Astrologer Susan Miller claims that Edwards, a Gemini, and Kerry, a Sagittarius, are a match made in the heavens.
    Locker Room contributor, July 8, 2004
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    Super-Duper Election Preview Show

    Just thought I?d slip in here some advance notice about wall-to-wall coverage of the North Carolina election returns on July 20. My colleages and I at ?N.C. Spin? are going to be providing the votes and analysis starting at 7 pm on Election Day for radio stations across the…
    Locker Room contributor, July 8, 2004
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    The new dreadnoughts will have rail guns

    If you enjoyed the naval imagery I used in my ?Daily Journal? piece on school equity today, you?ll really dig this fascinating item on the Belmont Club blog about the United States Navy?s upcoming new class of destroyers, which will be armed with a futuristic ? and highly…
    Locker Room contributor, July 8, 2004
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    Re: Another Division I sports program

    A few years ago, the Pope Center had Indiana University professor Murray Sperber as a speaker at a conference. Sperber is the author of several books on sports and higher education, most recently Beer & Circus. In B & C, he identifies the “Flutie Factor” — namely the belief that…
    Locker Room contributor, July 8, 2004