We’ve already seen what can happen when Wall Street adopts the risk-reward dynamic of Las Vegas and Tunica.

State and national lotteries are now a permanent part of political economies and function, alas, primarily as a tax on the poor. But that’s not what was under discussion in Washington this week. This was a simple fight over who will control another form of ancillary income derived from the labor of other people who […]

NCAA: Oregon State to Women’s Final Four After 60-57 Win Over Baylor

Jamie Weisner carried the trophy, and Ruth Hamblin had a net draped over her shoulders. While the road to Oregon State’s first women’s Final Four has been quite a ride for those two seniors, it is even more remarkable considering the shambles the program was in when coach Scott Rueck arrived six years ago. “I […]