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From the QT news ticker

News Ticker
News Headline: “Can the GOP’s radically simplified tax plans actually work?”
News Headline: “Can the U.S. and China avoid war?”
News Headline: “Jeb Bush: ‘Does anybody actually blame my brother for 9/11?’ ”
News Headline: “Can this online vision test replace your eye doctor?”
No, yes, yes, no.
See how easy?

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

Jackson Heights School

An eighth-grade girl who consoled a discouraged eighth-grade boy by giving him a quick hug was sent to detention by Jackson Heights Middle School in Florida for “inappropriate touching” and a “physical act that is considered to be offensive, socially unacceptable or not suitable for an educational setting.”

In other news. . . .

Confderate Flag
News Item: “An assault Sunday on a man who had a Confederate flag decal on his truck could be investigated as a hate crime. . . .”
When political correctness collides with political correctness. . . .

All hat and no cattle

File - In this Oct. 21, 2015 file photo, a man urges people to vote against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance outside an early voting center in Houston. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, voters statewide can give themselves tax breaks, pump billions of dollars into roads and make hunting and fishing constitutional rights by supporting seven amendments to the Texas Constitution on Tuesday's ballot. And Houston will choose a new mayor and decide whether to extend nondiscrimination protections to its gay and transgender residents in a referendum being watched nationally. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

News Headline: “Houston voters reject nondiscrimination over bathroom fears.”
One thing always to keep in mind:
Texans scare easy.

A republic, if you can keep it

Fat Drunk Stupid
News Headline: “Obesity rate tops 30 percent in half the states.”
News Headline: “Americans are binge-drinking more.”
News Headline: “Poll shows few voters paying attention to state races.”
It may be time for an intervention.
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, nation.

Frontiers of science

Parallel Universes
News Headline: “Possible evidence of alternate, parallel universes.”
And we get the one with Donald Trump.

QT 2016 vote count countdown update

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - JANUARY 18: Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition convention on January 18, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A variety of conservative presidential hopefuls spoke at the gathering on the second day of a three day event. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

News Headline: “Ben Carson on Americans: ‘Many of them are stupid.’ ”
Does Carson believe it?
His backers are counting on it.

The sporting life (update)

Mike Huckabee
The Rev. Mike Huckabee, one of four Republican presidential candidates at a weekend Iowa pheasant hunt,  regarding a pheasant he had shot:
“If it flies, it dies. . . . Let’s just say he’s dead. He’s as dead as Elvis.”
And who better than a man of God to teach us reverence for all creatures great and small?

This just in. . . .

Hair Unlimited
News Headline: “$50K worth of hair extensions stolen from Miami shop.”
Police are combing the area.

Miracle cures in the news

John Kasich
News Headline: “John Kasich is sick of ‘crazy’ rhetoric from GOP challengers.”
News Headline: “John Kasich unveils plan to kill U.S. Department of Commerce.”
Good to see he’s feeling better.