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Rules of the game

Wrigley Field
News Headline: “Is it time for the National League to adopt the designated hitter?”
For those who aren’t fans, some quick background:
The American League uses designated hitters.
The National League plays baseball.

QT influence peddling in the news update

Ted Cruz
News Headline: “Ted Cruz: ‘When was the last time you saw a Hispanic panhandler?’ ”
Probably the last time Ted Cruz met with the Koch brothers.

A republic, if you can keep it

Kansas Lawmakers
News Headline: “Kansas’ experiment in concentrated conservatism keeps getting grimmer.”
News Headline: “Poll: Kansas legislature far to the right of most Kansans.”
How did this happen?
Kansans need to track down whoever put these right-wing legislators in office.

Credit where credit is due

Stacey Dash
News Headline: “Fox’s Stacey Dash: ‘No one would have been beheaded under Bush.’ ”
A good point.
That was more a time of falling skyscrapers filled with thousands of people.

QT cost-benefit analysis

Michele Bachmann
News Headline: “Michele Bachmann: The Rapture is coming, and it’s Obama’s fault.”
Don’t knock the Rapture.
It will make her disappear.

QT trickle-on economics update

Charles Gladden
Senate Republicans continued blocking efforts to raise the federal minimum wage as it was learned that a custodian in a Senate cafeteria is paid so little he finds himself living on the streets.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Today's Birthdays
Today’s Birthdays: Czar Alexander, 197; Duke Ellington, 116.

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

Forest Grove High School
Forest Grove High School in Oregon has named 20 valedictorians.
And one salutatorian.

Meanwhile, in California. . . .

Man in Tree
News Headline: “Shirtless man refuses to come down from tree in downtown Los Angeles.”
As reasonable a response as any to the news of the day.

This just in. . . .

Baltimore Riots
News Headline: “Baltimore residents begin cleaning debris after night of riots.”
Has it been nearly 50 years since the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, more famously known as the Kerner Commission?
It may be time to convene a new commission whose findings we can ignore.