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What's so Super about the Super Bowl?

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I am glad it is over. As football games go, the final minute and one-half of last night’s Super Bowl would be hard to beat. After being down by ten points at the start of the fourth quarter, the Patriots score a go-ahead touchdown, only to find the Seahawks on the one yard line after an improbable catch of a Hail Mary pass. The final interception, by a relatively unknown player, made for great drama. (Except for that nasty brawl: For the amount of money these guys are being paid, we can expect them to behave better than school children.)  So, no complaints about the game.

Links for 01/28/15

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The Mormons strike precisely the right balance on LGBT rights: guarantee the rights of all, the rights of gay people to avoid discrimination and the rights of religious people to practice their own religion and live according to their own values. There will always be a grey area in which the rights collide and the courts will be called in to evaluate which burden is the heavier and more worthy of relief. But, at least the Mormons are trying to change the discussion down a less contentious and ugly path.

Links for 01/27/15

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Some people invest their money to make more money. Others, to buy the kind of government they want. Politico has the story on the Koch Brothers' plan to spend $889 million on tyhe 2016 elections. I eagerly await the articles from my friends concerned about crony capitalism, condemning this brazen effort to abuse the right to free speech. The Koch Brothers are to campaign spending what Charlie Hebdo is to satire. 

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