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State of the State, and Our New Secretary of State: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]

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Houston Matters Weekend for September 10, 2016

Posted on · On July 18, 2016, former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced to 46 months in prison for repeatedly illegally logging into the Houston Astros’ computer database. When the news broke reaction was swift – and surprising. As the scandal was already well documented, many skipped taking Correa rightly to task for what he […]

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Understanding the Many Factors that Determine Prison Sentences

Posted on · On July 18, 2016, former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced  to 46 months in prison for repeatedly illegally logging into the Houston Astros’ computer database. When the news broke reaction was swift – and surprising. As the scandal was already well documented, many skipped taking Correa rightly to task for what he […]

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Police Protection Act and Astros Hacker Sentenced: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. On this edition, we discuss: Gov. […]

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What Went Wrong in Texans’ 30-0 Playoff Ousting?

Posted on · The Houston Texans failed to score a single point in their AFC Wild Card game against Kansas City Saturday. We review the 30-0 walloping, and what it signals for next season, with Jeff Balke. He writes for Houstonia Magazine and the Houston Press, and joins us on Mondays to discuss developments in Houston sports. We also […]

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Making Sense of the Astros Hacking Story

Posted on · The story dominating attention in Major League Baseball this past week has been the revelation that some unnamed members of the St. Louis Cardinals’ front office staff are under federal investigation for allegedly hacking into an internal network of the Houston Astros. The system — dubbed “Ground Control” — contained proprietary statistics, analysis, scouting reports, […]

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Tropical Storm Bill and the Astros Get Hacked: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Tropical Storm Bill, to the Astros/Cardinals hacking scandal to a Houston law firm rebuffed by the U.S. Supreme Court for trying to collect fees incurred defending its right to collect other fees: we discuss The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of “non-experts” is comprised of: MochaDad.com […]