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14 Feb 2012, 7:23 pm by Jonathan Zasloff
  Republican Base Voter The Shrill One has an interesting post on “self-reliant moochers,” i.e. those states (and voters) who loudly proclaim their flinty self-reliance and then rely on government transfers.  Turns out that conservative states rely much more heavily on government transfers than Blue staters supposedly addicted to the “cradle-to-grave assurance government will always be the solution.”  An estimated three people nationwide were surprised. But for once, Krugman is too soft… [read post]
21 May 2013, 1:18 pm by Margaret Wood
We often think of law as a specialized, exotic creature, published in heavy tomes and largely inaccessible to laymen.  But through my early childhood reading, I was introduced to one of the most important laws of the 19th century, which helped drive the westward expansion of this country. Like many children who read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books, I was unwittingly introduced to the 1862 Homestead Act and the requirements of this law for establishing a homestead claim.  It… [read post]