Tag Archive: Ted Cruz

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Logical Reasonings / 3.30.16

A. We’re giving away a whole slew of free Reading Comprehension books, AKA The Blueprint for LSAT Reading Comprehension. Enter to win! Blueprint LSAT Prep

B. A new poll conducted by Marquette Law School shows Ted Cruz overtaking Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Can Tedster deny Trumpster the nomination? Wisconsin Public Radion

C. Donald Trump calls for women who have abortions to be punished, then says the opposite. NPR

D. A 36-year-old “woman” in Beijing was sued by her parents. Why? They’re trying to evict her because SHE’S 36 YEARS OLD. The Shanghaiist

E. Thought you could hide the fact that you’re a super VR nerd by hiding your Oculus Rift? Not so fast, bub. Popular Science

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Logical Reasonings / 3.25.16

A. The dumpster fire that is the 2016 GOP presidential primary has officially become a 4 alarm dumpster inferno. Burn, baby, burn… dumpster inferno! Gawker

B. Miley Cyrus is joining The Voice. The world needed to know that there were women out there as insufferable as Adam Levine. E!

C. Tom Hiddleston is playing Hank Williams in a new biopic. We tolerated Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln, but can we please get some Americans to play Americans? Get lost, Loki! The Los Angeles Times

D. According to the complaint in a lawsuit, Old Spice causes chemical burns and oozing sores. Now there’s another reason to switch to Axe besides the fact that it makes you all ROWR with the ladies. USA Today

E. Corinthian Colleges is ordered to pay former students tons of money for junk education. Daily Kos

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Primarily, we’re all screwed.

There were a few primaries last night — some ho-hum affairs that, in their own way, may have sealed the fate of the planet. By that, I mean that Donald Trump is way closer to putting his itty-bitty index finger on the red button that says “nuke” than anybody ought to be comfortable with.

Let’s look at the contests briefly, and then we can talk about where we go from here.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.23.16

A. Here are the most expensive law schools in America. Good thing you can just borrow a bunch of money and not worry about it, right? RIGHT??? Forbes

B. It looks like we might be in for the first 4-4 Supreme Court split in a case of top-tier importance since the death of Antonin Scalia. Reuters

C. Donald Trump threatens Ted Cruz’s wife because, hey, he forgot to threaten her for like months now, and that’s not fair. The Daily Beast

D. Here’s a list of dogs that hold Guinness World Records. And there’s adorable pics too! Huffington Post

E. And here’s the world’s tightest parking job. The only downside is that it’s permanent. Metro

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Logical Reasonings / 2.19.16

A. An Illinois voter has brought a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Rafael “Canadian Ted” Cruz to run for the highest office in the land. Sucks to be Ted, eh hoser? CNN

B. Kris Jenner is worried that Kanye is damaging the Kardashian brand. In relevant analogy news, she’s also worried that adding tires to that dumpster fire over there is going to make it smell bad. Reality TV World

C. The Justice Dept. has called Apple’s refusal to unlock an iPhone in connection with its investigation into the San Bernardino terror attacks is a “marketing strategy.” Steve Jobs must be so proud. From hell. The New York Times

D. Harvard Law School is suing Washington state over its Medicaid drug practices. Yes, you are correct when you note that Harvard Law School is nowhere near Washington State. Boston Business Journal

E. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart will host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. We hope that The Rock wears Kevin Hart in a Baby Bjorn for the entire show. The Los Angeles Times

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Logical Reasonings / 2.3.16

A. The Republican presidential field winnows as Rand Paul and Rick Santorum both drop out of the race. Vice

B. Human Rights Watch is teaming up with Columbia and NYU law schools to develop new and improved methodologies for gathering evidence in human rights abuse cases. National Law Journal

C. Lawyers for Adnan Syed – the convicted killer who was the focus of the runaway hit podcast “Serial” – are in court today asking for a new trial, based in part on evidence undercovered during the making of the podcast. ABC News

D. Donald Trump is crying foul about losing Iowa, and now he wants a rematch. Boo-friggin’-hoo. BBC News

E. And in other Trumptastic news, Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. No, really. Politico

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A Brief Wrap-Up Before Everyone Goes Back to Not Caring About Iowa

The Iowa caucuses were last Monday. Blueprint sent me down to Iowa to cover the event, to look for the story between the headlines.

Once every four years, the Hawkeye State gets to feel like the quiet kid in elementary school everyone forgot about until his parents got him a pair of sweet Ninja Turtle light-up shoes. Iowa is the first electoral event of the presidential election season.

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The Iowho, Iowhat, Iowhen, Iowhere, and Iowhy of the Iowa Caucuses

Today, we’re going to go off the beaten path a little bit and discuss the campaign trail. As I’m sure most of you know, we’re on the verge of the Iowa Caucus. What you might not know is how the Iowa Caucus actually works. To be honest with you, I didn’t have a terribly clear idea myself before I started researching for this post (I’m a little ashamed to admit that most of my knowledge came from a classmate’s description of an episode of “The Good Wife”).