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Posts on ‘December 3rd, 2017’

Weekend link dump for December 3

Is this the end of the line for Microsoft Excel? “It should not be possible for anyone observing James Dobson in 2017 to be disappointed, because it should not be possible, in 2017, to have still retained any illusions about Dobson’s morality or honesty.” Kids these days, and the Availability Heuristic. Lots of things the […]

Just a reminder, CHIP is still running out

In case you were wondering. Nearly 400,000 Texas children could lose healthcare coverage in late January unless Congress renews funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a decades-old federal program that provides health care to millions of children across the country. Texas officials have asked the federal government for $90 million to keep CHIP alive […]

Appeals court upholds Reynolds barratry conviction

Not good. A Texas appeals court has upheld the conviction of state Rep. Ron Reynolds, who was found guilty in 2015 of engaging in a scheme to illegally solicit potential clients for his law firm. The three-judge appellate panel ruled Wednesday that there was sufficient evidence to convict Reynolds and that the trial judge did […]

Golf courses against flooding

The Washington Post looks at how Clear Lake made it through Harvey. Like many parts of Houston, Clear Lake City has a history of flooding. The area got an unexpected break when Hurricane Harvey dumped record rainfall, thanks to its decision years ago to sacrifice one of its golf courses to flood control. After 12 years of planning, crews […]