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Eric Vought
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Tree-hugging, Bible-thumping, gun-toting, freedom-loving, neo-Luddite computer geek. Radical and proud of it. Certified Odd Duck(tm).
Tree-hugging, Bible-thumping, gun-toting, freedom-loving, neo-Luddite computer geek. Radical and proud of it. Certified Odd Duck(tm).

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Misuse of data in opioid epidemic does not lead to good policy discussions.

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Addicted to Bad Statistics - a Growing Epidemic
OK, references keep popping up to this CDC study on the dangers of patients receiving prescriptions for opiate pain-relievers becoming chronic opiate users. Specifically, they make reference to a finding that patients receiving a 1-day prescription for opia...

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Carry My Cross: Thoughts on Mathew 16:24
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." [Mathew 16:24 (NIV)] As Churchill wrote, "A man's life must be nailed to a cross of either Thought or Action." [Winston Churchill...

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Las Vegas Shooter Scoped Other Events, Reflections On Living With Violence
Yes, another update on Las Vegas, but this is rather interesting: the Clarke County Sheriff there has stated to the press that Paddock probably did have help (they are looking for a particular woman seen in the hotel, not his girlfriend) and information has...

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Some thoughts on a real end to the Civil War and national healing.

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Monuments To Lasting Peace
There is a deep irony in the efforts to remove monuments like those to Robert E. Lee in the name of "healing from the Civil War". To a great extent, the efforts of people like Lee after the Civil War are why we have a country to heal in the first place. Lee...

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Armed To the Terror of the People: Where Do We Draw Lines?
How does he eat? In my previous blog on gun control, I laid out why 'sensible gun control' won't happen, and made clear why there is currently no common ground even between reasonable gun control advocates and reasonable gun-rights supporters. Turn-about is...

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There is a recurring conflict with adopting the rules of Republican conventions. What is the conflict and how is it supposed to be done?

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https://www.scribd.com/doc/310968332/CaucusProcessAndRobertsRules-Handout

I have uploaded a copy of the course materials for a 4-hour course on the (Missouri, Republican) caucus and convention process. This was made available to the 2016 Cruz Campaign for free and will be under a Creative Commons Attribution license as of 1 August 2016. If you want access to it before that date, you need to pay for it. There is a set of slides that goes with this handout. The handout goes into much greater detail than the slides but the slides are designed for presentation. I have just added additional material on the adoption of standing rules of conventions.
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