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Marshall, Interrupted: Death Does Come in Threes

Marshall University is the second largest institution of higher learning in West Virginia, with a rich tradition dating back to 1837.  The school originated as a private school, and soon transformed to a public school for teacher preparation.  In the early 20th century, Marshall became a college with expansive programs and in 1961, the state … Continue reading Marshall, Interrupted: Death Does Come in Threes

End the filibuster

The United States Congress is undoubtedly one of the most peculiar legislative bodies in the world.  Writers of the Constitution established two unique houses within its legislative branch, each with its own modes of election, representations, differing qualifications, and purposes.   Though both houses must pass any bill for it to become a law, the … Continue reading End the filibuster

Punched in the mouth: No scripted presidency for Biden

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”  — Mike Tyson, former heavyweight boxing champion  Mike Tyson was asked about an upcoming fight with Evander Holyfield, another great heavyweight champion, specifically as to how Tyson would try to disrupt Holyfield’s fight plan.  This is when Tyson uttered his now famous maxim about … Continue reading Punched in the mouth: No scripted presidency for Biden

You may not be a racist, but …

After a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second degree murder, third degree murder, and manslaughter, the focus of the nation will likely move elsewhere.  Yet, the matter of race in America deserves more consideration.   In numerous instances in the past, black Americans died under the most suspicious of circumstances … Continue reading You may not be a racist, but …

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