According to the NFL’s Ian Rapoport, the Baltimore Ravens have signed Don “Wink” Martindale to a new three-year contract, making him the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the NFL.

This comes after Martindale interviewed for the NY Giants job this offseason and after he led the Ravens defense to top rankings the last two seasons.

40th Anniversary of USA vs. USSR ‘Miracle on Ice’

Today (Saturday, February 22, 2020) is the 40th anniversary of the USA beating the Soviet Union 4-3 in the Miracle on Ice. The event remains one of the greatest moments in sports history and the history of the United States(more…)

Two Chinese scholars have penned a report on the current Coronavirus outbreak and claim the outbreak likely started in a Chinese government lab about 300 yards from a local Wuhan, China market. This is an interesting theory.

Exit Question: Is this the start of germ warfare among nations?

Via Powerline’s Week in Pictures, another great cartoon from the fantastic A.F. Branco at Legal Insurrection. In this cartoon, Branco takes a shot at the DNC. Will the DNC play ball with Bernie Sanders in 2020? (more…)

Why the Electoral College Exists

The Electoral College is under attack from Democrats including right here in Virginia. They think the Electoral College is unfair but, is it really? Here’s why the Electoral College exists. This is an excellent summary from CNBC.

Around 138 million people voted in the 2016 election, but 306 people officially elected the president by using their electoral college votes.

Democrats have been busy passing the National Popular Vote Compact bills in various states. Virginia is joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) to bypass the electoral college and to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

About 1/2 the population lives in these blue areas across the country. Under the National Popular Vote Compact, the votes in the blue areas weigh more than the votes in the red areas. For example, in 2016, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.9 million votes. She won California by 4.7 million. Why should one (1) state determine the election? The Electoral College protects the minority states votes and ensures all people have a voice – one vote, one voice (see this link too).