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Bird Man of Tombstone (access required)

Some of Tombstone's most famous gun fighters, including the Earps, Doc Holliday, Billy Claiborne and Johnny Ringo all patronized Hafford Saloon, which became one of the most popular watering holes in Tombstone. But the establishment is notable for another reason entirely.

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H2161 locks in 391% interest for payday lenders

As Robert Merry notes in his book "A Country of Vast Designs," President Andrew Jackson wrote in an 1832 veto letter, "In the full enjoyment of ... the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions ... and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society... have a right to complaining of the injustice of their Government."

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Coughlin’s prominence is no accident

Political consultant Chuck Coughlin was recently recognized in an issue for having some "juice." But what accompanied the kudos was a snide, anonymous comment that his achievement was "accidental." The quote offered other gratuitous criticism too.

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