Archive | March, 2012

R.I.P. Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs was one of the first people I grew up listening to on the radio and on 45 (remember those?). What a pioneer of bluegrass. Via the AP: It may be impossible to overstate the importance of bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, […]

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Spike Lee Does The Wrong Thing

Via The Orlando Sentinel: A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday. The woman, 70, who has a heart […]

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Make Your Case About the Health Care Law

This week, the Supreme Court takes up challenges to the sweeping health-care law that was adopted in 2010, including whether or not the mandate for individuals to purchase health insurance is constitutional. As the justices hear arguments (view guide to hearings), the Washington Post wants to take the case to you. Tell the Post if […]

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The Citizen’s Guide To The Obamacare Supreme Court Hearings

Forbes has put together a ‘pre-game preview‘ of what to expect at this week’s Supreme Court hearing on ObamaCare. If you are anxiously awaiting Monday’s kickoff of what many are calling the “Super Bowl of Constitutional Law”—the Supreme Court’s tackling of Obamacare—you may be looking for a layman’s explanation of this week’s events along with […]

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