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Tort lawsuits over civil wrongs are on decline? Not for long

From 538 Significant Digits: 2 in 1,000 A new analysis finds that tort lawsuits — the ones over civil wrongs that cause someone loss or harm, such as suits over medical malpractice and car accidents — are on the decline, … Continue reading

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“Be prepared! that’s the boy scout’s marching song”

I don’t know why, but today I’ve been singing Tom Lehrer’s song, “Be Prepared!” Could it be because of…? Well, you know: topicality, relevance. If you were here, I’d sing it for you. (I can sing.) But you’re not here, … Continue reading

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Does someone’s business success translate to elected office?

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, and David Beard. Leading Off … Continue reading

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