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A ‘Notorious’ 2016 for Ginsburg and Comey

A new Greenhouse Effect. “…I tried to explain why some justices moved, over time, to a more activist posture, less restrained or principled—in other words, result-oriented. A major factor was the influence of the press. Hence the “Greenhouse effect,” referring to Linda Greenhouse, who covered the justices for the New York Times. The Supreme Court […]

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Ghost Inside Your Haunted Head

“These days, the left has no moral high ground over the religious right. In fact, I’d take a conservative Christian over a demon-haunted leftist any day, because at least conservative Christians admit that their beliefs are faith-based. They don’t go around screaming “science! science! science!” while drinking sacrificial goats’ blood Santeria-style because the rain gods […]

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Campaign finance then, now, future

Bigger Pie has been advocating for the reform of Mississippi’s very lax campaign fund raising, spending and reporting laws for some time. We applaud the current reform efforts as covered in this Clarion Ledger article but reserve congratulations until we see the final product and read the fine print.

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The DOE vs. Ugly Reality

Question number 55 from the Trump Transition Team to Obama’s Department of Energy suggests that the respected Energy Information Agency may be cooking the books to understate costs of alternative solar and wind power. 55 EIA’s assessments of levelized costs for renewable technologies do not contain back-up costs for the fossil fuel technologies that are […]

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Mr. Trump Goes to Washington

The 2016 campaign defies traditional analysis. Viewing it through the usual Democrat versus Republican template misses some of the critical lessons. This campaign was not right versus left but rather establishment versus non-establishment with the establishment getting thrashed.

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