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Ponzi Scheme Plays Out in Las Vegas

The story of alleged Minneapolis con artist Kalin Dao is dramatically detailed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in an article by Dan Browning. Dao is accused of bilking $10 million from as many as 500 investors in a Ponzi scheme that appears to have...

CHURCH OF TWAIN: On Baseball

Saint Mark Twain spoke a little about baseball. In a speech in 1889 he called the game, “The very symbol, the outward and visible expression of the drive and push, and rush and struggle of the raging, tearing, booming nineteenth century!” Of course...