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  1. RxCowboy

    An Open Letter to Megan Rapinoe, from America

    From The Bulwark: An Open Letter to Megan Rapinoe, from America As told to Joel Engel. by JOEL ENGEL JULY 9, 2019 6:13 AM First, let us congratulate you and your teammates on a sensational World Cup championship. You made us proud. You know us, right? The country you’ve represented so ably...
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    Bicycle question

    I've just started riding a bike for exercise. I've discovered that the bike I have really isn't big enough, the seat needs to be back at least 3" further. It is already back as far as it will go. Apart from buying another bike, which really isn't an option, is there anything I can do?
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    Summer Thread #3: Your Orange Obsession

    Tell us how your orange obsession has manifest itself? What is your ultimate orange object? Here's a bird's eye view of my orange PRS SE Custom 24. The HD500 is no longer in use, I've updated to a Helix to which I've added an orange skin which is in the next pic.
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    Women are fighting back against Scotland’s gender identity policies

    From The Spectator: COFFEE HOUSE Women are fighting back against Scotland’s gender identity policies Madeleine Kearns 30 June 2019 6:45 PM Is a ‘woman’ an adult human female or a person who identifies as such? This is the question I asked Nicola Sturgeon at the United Nations earlier this...
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    Summer Thread #2: What does your screen name mean?

    Mine is Rx because I'm a pharmacist and Cowboy, because, well. I also thought it was kind of a clever play on "drug store cowboy". I have an OSU hat that I custom ordered with RxCowboy embroidered on the side so if I ever show up at a tailgate you'll know who I am.
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    Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reform: Lessons from Ohio

    I've worked with the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) Law and Regulatory Affairs Committee for the past 2.5 years. When these authors speak of "Ohio pharmacists increasingly expressed concerns that PBMs were engaging in anticompetitive behaviors and taking advantage of opaque proprietary...
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    Summer Thread #1: What made you love OSU Sports?

    We've reached the summer lull so it is time for the (in)famous summer threads. The first up, what was it that made you love OSU sports in the first place? For me it was attending my very first college football game which is immortalized in my banner below, OSU vs Mizzou in 1977. Terry Miller...
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    Vitamin D Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease Risks in More Than 83,000 Individuals in 21 Randomized Clinical Trials A Meta-analysis

    There are doggone few things, outside of vitamin deficiencies, that there is actual evidence that vitamins treat or prevent. From Jama Cardiology: Vitamin D Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease Risks in More Than 83,000 Individuals in 21 Randomized Clinical Trials: A Meta-analysis Mahmoud...
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    Fauxcahontas on the War Path

    This is bat-spit crazy enough that now she gets her own thread...
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    A Connecticut Tax Story

    From wsj editorial page: A Connecticut Tax Story A rate increase yielded less revenue than the state paid in subsidies. By The Editorial Board June 18, 2019 7:09 pm ET The United Technology headquarters in Farmington, Conn., June 10. PHOTO: PAT EATON-ROBB/ASSOCIATED PRESS United Technologies...
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    At Oberlin, a Tipping Point

    From commentary.com: At Oberlin, a Tipping Point The activist mob loses a big one. JUNE 12, 2019 BY CHRISTINE ROSEN Conservatives are often scolded for making too much of a fuss about the progressive left’s antics on college campuses and for complaining excessively about the destructive...
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    Feeling the Bern!

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    Embryo Ethics — The Moral Logic of Stem-Cell Research

    From n engl j med (july 15, 2004):351;3 Embryo Ethics — The Moral Logic of Stem-Cell Research Michael J. Sandel, D.Phil. An excerpt: Critics of stem-cell research offer two main objections: some hold that despite its worthy ends, stem-cell research is wrong because it involves the destruction...
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    Netflix’s False Story of the Central Park Five

    From WSJ oped page: Netflix’s False Story of the Central Park Five Ava DuVernay’s miniseries wrongly portrays them as totally innocent—and defames me in the process. By Linda Fairstein June 10, 2019 7:03 p.m. ET At about 9 p.m. April 19, 1989, a large group of young men gathered on the corner...
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    The ‘Wage Gap’ Commissars

    From WSJ editorial page: The ‘Wage Gap’ Commissars Kamala Harris wants to insert bureaucrats into salary decisions. By The Editorial Board May 27, 2019 6:09 p.m. ET Presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s latest bid for progressive hearts begins with a laudable ideal: Men and women should...
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    Liberals Who Cry Roe

    From the WSJ editorial page: Liberals Who Cry Roe A obscure case over state sovereignty triggers a Supreme Court exchange over precedent. By The Editorial Board May 14, 2019 7:22 p.m. ET Who would have thought that a Supreme Court ruling in an interstate tax dispute would devolve into a brawl...
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    Weeding Out Dubious Marijuana Science

    From WSJ oped page: Weeding Out Dubious Marijuana Science Researchers find ways to minimize increases in crime and traffic deaths that followed legalization. By Alex Berenson May 5, 2019 5:01 p.m. ET Academics depict the peer-review process as the gold standard for intellectual honesty...
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    Democrats showing contempt by holding William Barr in contempt

    An excerpt from thehill.com: House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) laid out the case for contempt. He raised three often repeated complaints against [U.S. Attorney General William Barr] in that he failed to release an unredacted report by special counsel Robert Mueller, allegedly...
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    Does Brian Sims Hear Himself?

    From National Review: Does Brian Sims Hear Himself? By KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON May 9, 2019 6:30 AM Political fanatics such as Representative Brian Sims fixate on terminology as a substitute for ideas, and for them buzzwords are a necessary intellectual crutch. How to explain Brian Sims? None of...
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    Analysis: Don't use the royal birth to trot out a dangerous myth

    I didn't know until just now that Markle's mother is black. From CNN: Analysis: Don't use the royal birth to trot out a dangerous myth Analysis by John Blake, CNN Updated 10:42 AM ET, Tue May 7, 2019 (CNN)It's hard not to get excited. It's like watching the unfolding of a modern-day fairy...