Daily Archive: February 14, 2016

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One Crazy Hour With Buddy Cianci | Rolling Stone

Cianci was a larger-than-life character. This was a man who had been re-elected mayor after pleading no-contest to beating his wife’s lover with a fireplace log. He had his own line of pasta sauce. The judge who sentenced him on federal corruption charges, Ernest Torres, had compared him in court, with equal parts admiration and revulsion, to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

There were two Ciancis, Torres said. One was the most talented politician the state had ever seen, a legendary wit who could enthrall audiences. The other had turned the entire machinery of city government into a criminal enterprise. ‘My job is to sentence the second Buddy Cianci, because the first Buddy Cianci couldn’t be here,’ he said

From: One Crazy Hour With Buddy Cianci | Rolling Stone

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Bernie Sanders Intrigues South Carolina Town That Loves Hillary Clinton – The New York Times

Mrs. Clinton has long looked forward to the Feb. 27 Democratic contest in South Carolina, the first state where blacks will make up a dominant part of the primary vote. African-Americans accounted for more than half the voters in the 2008 Democratic primary, and she has been counting on them as a bulwark, not just in South Carolina but also in the so-called SEC primary in six Southern states March 1.

But a flurry of endorsements and appearances has made it clear that both candidates are avidly courting blacks and neither can assume their support.

From: Bernie Sanders Intrigues South Carolina Town That Loves Hillary Clinton – The New York Times

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Voice of the Senate

History repeats, cycles become complete… Word to the (partisan) drumbeat.

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Justice Scalia, RIP

Justice Scalia, RIP. That he would ditch Stare Decisis would make the American System look more European. Yet, Scalia didn’t think “Americans should be governed the way that Europeans are.” That’s a conundrum.

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Sunday!

There are nominees for Best Actress and Best Actor.

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