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The Great Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is an economist, a historian, a philosopher, and one of the greatest social theorists America has ever produced. His name is Thomas Sowell, and he might be the most important scholar you’ve never heard of. Jason Riley, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, tells his inspiring story in this short 5-minute video.
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Falcons fall to Regina in District Semifinal, 6-2

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Iowa City Regina’s Sean Nugent (21) slides safe at home under the tag by West Burlington Catcher Jaevian Crow (88) in the second inning of the Class 2A, District 11, semifinal in Iowa City, Monday July 12, 2021. Iowa City Regina defeated West Burlington, 6-2.
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West Burlington Pitcher Ty Hill (2) looks to the plate against Iowa City Regina during the Class 2A, District 11, semifinal in Iowa City, Monday July 12, 2021. Iowa City Regina defeated West Burlington, 6-2.
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West Burlington Centerfielder Kaleb Allen (4) throws back to infield against Iowa City Regina during the Class 2A, District 11, semifinal in Iowa City, Monday July 12, 2021. Iowa City Regina defeated West Burlington, 6-2.
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West Burlington Relief Pitcher Hayden Vandenberg (16) throws against Iowa City Regina during the Class 2A, District 11, semifinal in Iowa City, Monday July 12, 2021. Iowa City Regina defeated West Burlington, 6-2.
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Davis County Stuns Falcons, 2-1

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West Burlington – Notre Dame (No.4-Class 3A) Falcons were stunned by Davis County, 2-1, in the Region-8 semifinal Friday afternoon in West Burlington. The 14th ranked Mustangs edged fourth ranked Falcons, 2-1.
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Davis County celebrates their win over fourth-ranked West Burlington – Notre Dame in the 3A Region-8 semifinal Friday afternoon in West Burlington. The 14th ranked Mustangs edged fourth ranked Falcons, 2-1.
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Davis County’s Laynee Moore (18) is tagged out at the plate by West Burlington – Notre Dame Catcher Logan Kelley (55) during the first inning in the 3A Region-8 semifinal Friday afternoon in West Burlington. The 14th ranked Mustangs edged fourth ranked Falcons, 2-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Right fielder Raven Messamaker (5) throws to first base trying for a double play after making a shoestring catch of fly-ball in the fourth inning of Class 3A Region-8 semifinal Friday afternoon in West Burlington. The 14th ranked Mustangs edged fourth ranked Falcons, 2-1.
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Falcons Advance to Region-8 Semifinal

WBND tops Columbus, 12-1

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West Burlington – Notre Dame Pitcher Lauren Summers (6) threw 9-strikeouts, allowing only 1-hit, and 1-walk, as the fourth-ranked Falcons defeated Columbus, 12-1, in the Region-8 quarterfinal Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND will meet 14th ranked Davis County in the Semifinal game Friday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Reagan Engberg (22) steals home beating the tag by Columbus Pitcher Lily Coil (16) Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Teammates enjoy a lighter moment from the dugout in the third inning Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.
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Columbus Second Baseman Jobie Lekwa (1) throws to first base Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Abbey Bence (12) led the Falcons in hits going a perfect 3 for 3 at bats against Columbus Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Logan Kelley (55) produced 5-RBIs including a 2-run homer against Columbus Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Riley Richards (11) hit a solo homerun over the leftfield fence her first time at-bat against Columbus Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.
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Big Business Loves Big Government

“When government gets bigger, whether it’s through spending or taxes or regulation … big business benefits,” Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner explains.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos wants government to impose a $15 minimum wage. “The problem is [Bezos] doesn’t want to just pay his own workers $15 [but] to outlaw other business models … smaller businesses that might not be as efficient,” Carney says.

Amazon can afford an army of warehouse robots, but mom and pop shops must pay actual people.

If they can’t afford $15, they go out of business. Carney adds: “Capitalism is a cutthroat thing, but this isn’t capitalism. When you turn to government to regulate your competitors out of business, we need to say, ‘No, this is wrong!'”

The video above includes more examples of how big business partners with big government to defeat smaller competitors.

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Falcons top Wolves, 5-1

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West Burlington Pitcher Kody Allen tags Winfield – Mt Union’s Cole Milks (11) out at the plate Wednesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed WMU, 5-1.
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West Burlington’s Kendell Baker slides safe at second beating the throw to Winfield – Mt Union’s Demetrius Woodsmall (10) Wednesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed WMU, 5-1.
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Winfield-Mt. Union’s Andrew Brown (13) steals second before West Burlington Second Baseman Mason Watkins (13) can make the tag as Shortstop Jace Figuereo (99) leaps in backup Wednesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed WMU, 5-1.
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West Burlington’s Hayden Vandenberg (16) is congratulated by Coach Pat McKasson after hitting a homerun Wednesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed WMU, 5-1.
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Winfield – Mt Union Pitcher Nick Crow (19) throws against West Burlington Wednesday night in West Burlington. West Burlington downed WMU, 5-1.
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Falcons top Hawks, 12-0 in 3-innings

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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Logan Kelley (55) makes contact in the third inning against Central Lee Thursday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. Class 3A fourth-ranked Falcons downed the Central Lee Hawks, 12-0 in 3-innings.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Logan Kelley (55) rounds the bases after hitting a homerun in the second inning against Central Lee Thursday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. Class 3A fourth-ranked Falcons downed the Central Lee Hawks, 12-0 in 3-innings.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Abbey Bence (12) rounds the bases after hitting a homerun in the second inning against Central Lee Thursday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. Class 3A fourth-ranked Falcons downed the Central Lee Hawks, 12-0 in 3-innings.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Lauren Summers (6) is congratulated by teammates after hitting her first of two homeruns against Central Lee Thursday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. Class 3A fourth-ranked Falcons downed the Central Lee Hawks, 12-0 in 3-innings.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Shortstop Reagan Engberg (22) catches a Central Lee popup Thursday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. Class 3A fourth-ranked Falcons downed the Central Lee Hawks, 12-0 in 3-innings.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Right-fielder Bella Blaufuss (9) catches a fly ball against Central Lee Thursday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. Class 3A fourth-ranked Falcons downed the Central Lee Hawks, 12-0 in 3-innings.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Courtesy-runner Shelby Bowman (4) runs the bases against Central Lee Thursday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. Class 3A fourth-ranked Falcons downed the Central Lee Hawks, 12-0 in 3-innings.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Courtesy-runner Rowan Willeford (9) scores the game-ending 12th run against Central Lee Thursday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. Class 3A fourth-ranked Falcons downed the Central Lee Hawks, 12-0 in 3-innings.
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Falcons win opener; drop second with Nikes, 8-1, 11-1

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West Burlington’s Gabe Zurita (24) looks over a throw by Notre Dame Pitcher Josh Smith (22) in the first game of a doubleheader Monday in West Burlington. West Burlington won the first game 8-1; Notre Dame won the second 11-1.
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West Burlington’s Brady Diewold (20) steals second beating the throw to Notre Dame Shortstop Caden Schwenker (1) in the first game of a doubleheader Monday in West Burlington. West Burlington won the first game 8-1; Notre Dame won the second 11-1.
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Notre Dame’s Carson Chiprez (2) steals third against West Burlington in the first game of a doubleheader Monday in West Burlington. West Burlington won the first game 8-1; Notre Dame won the second 11-1.
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Notre Dame’s Josh Smith (22) slides safe at second before the tag by West Burlington Second Baseman Jace Firuereo (99) Burlington in the first game of a doubleheader Monday in West Burlington. West Burlington won the first game 8-1; Notre Dame won the second 11-1.
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West Burlington’s Kendell Baker (11) steals second against Notre Dame in the first game of a doubleheader Monday in West Burlington. West Burlington won the first game 8-1; Notre Dame won the second 11-1.
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West Burlington Shortstop Jace Figuereo (99) makes the tag on Notre Dame’s Brady Oleson (13) in the second game of a doubleheader Monday night in West Burlington. West Burlington won the first game 8-1; Notre Dame won the second 11-1.
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West Burlington’s Mason Watkins (13) swings at pitch in the second game of a doubleheader Monday night in West Burlington. West Burlington won the first game 8-1; Notre Dame won the second 11-1.
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WB Falcon Varsity Baseball 2021

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Front (l-r): Kody Allen, Andrew Krantz, Brock Thuleen, Ryne Rogers, Mason Watkins. Middle: Hayden Vandenberg, Jace Figuereo, Brady Diewold, Gabe Zurita, Jack Spencer, Kaleb Allen. Back: Asst. Coach Tim Gall, Kendell Baker, Ty Hill, Austin Cox, Jaevian Crow, Head Coach Pat McKasson.
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WB Falcon JV Baseball 2021

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Front (l-r): Brian Newberry, Connor Etchison, Reagen Van Niewaal, Anthony Moad. Middle: Zachary Hite, Dalton Hammon, Zach Webb, Jayden Kirby, Lybile Christofferson. Back: Coach Tim Gall, Conner Bush, Preyton Doty, Kynnick Christofferson, Logan Benischek, Coach Pat McKasson.