The franchise left behind

(For The Post)

With so much of the spotlight on Cleveland, a put-upon sports town with newfound hope, here are some ruminations from a Miami Heat fan on LeBron James’s decision to return home.

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LeBron’s return to Cleveland: Breaking down his decision and what it means

Two NBA fans discuss what the decision means and why LeBron made it.

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Tom Ginsburg’s proposal to eliminate penalty shootouts

Plan would eliminate penalty shootouts in cases of a tie.

The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox is one of the most important unanswered questions facing humanity. Whatever the answer turns out to be, it is likely to have major implications for our future.

Oregon may have a better way to fund highway projects

Oregon may have a better way to fund highway projects

A pilot program could help fix the nation’s ailing Highway Trust Fund.

Booker wants his picture taken with every Senator

Booker wants his picture taken with every Senator

Cory Booker, of social media fame, is on a quest to take a selfie with every senator. Yup, even Ted Cruz.

The Fix’s top 10 primaries of 2014

The Fix’s top 10 primaries of 2014

For once, GOP infighting doesn’t dominate our list.

How Microsoft will make money from Common Core (despite what Gates said)

How Microsoft will make money from Common Core (despite what Gates said)

Bill Gates has tried to downplay the business interests that Microsoft has in Common Core.

Can people “exercise religion” through publicly traded corporations?

David Post and many other critics of the Court’s Hobby Lobby decision believe it is absurd to imagine that people can exercise their religion through a publicly traded corporation. But, at least in some instances, this is entirely possible, in much the same way as people can use such firms to engage in speech or adhere to secular moral values.

[By Kevin Underhill:] Laws that continue to baffle me

Any experts on Hittite law are especially welcome to comment.

Reynolds, Lorillard discussing possible merger

A roundup of business news from around the globe.

A brief history of federal information-security problems

A brief history of federal information-security problems

The number of incidents has more than doubled since 2009. Here’s a brief history of major problems during the past two administrations.

District’s lawsuit against Options charter school delayed

District’s lawsuit against Options charter school delayed

Judge puts discovery in civil case on hold for 90 days, citing parallel criminal probe.

D.C. State Board of Education seat up for grabs

Longtime civic activist Philip Pannell and high school teacher Tierra Jolly are vying for the Ward 8 seat.

Biden calls on governors to end partisan gridlock

Biden calls on governors to end partisan gridlock

The vice president showered praise on state leaders at the National Governors Association meeting.

CDC says it repeatedly mishandled dangerous microbes

CDC says it repeatedly mishandled dangerous microbes

Government labs in Atlanta sent deadly pathogens to other labs in five incidents in the past decade.

Religion events from around the Washington area

Holy Land Festival, Metropolitan AME anniversary, Bach music festival, labyrinth walk, zumba, yoga, fitness.

Chabad centers spread the word about Judaism

Chabad centers spread the word about Judaism

Rabbi Eli Backman talks about the movement and one of its key leaders, Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Organizing for Action’s fundraising drops by a third

Organizing for Action’s fundraising drops by a third

The group pledged to cut big donations. It worked.

McMorris Rodgers tests GOP response to ‘war on women’ charge

McMorris Rodgers tests GOP response to ‘war on women’ charge

The fourth-ranking House Republican shot back at the Democrats a speech to GOP women on Friday.

Lopsided lobbying on Keystone Pipeline

Lopsided lobbying on Keystone Pipeline

A Sunlight Foundation analysis of lobbying on Keystone Pipeline XL shows that one side yields way more influence than another.

Deficit will be lower than expected, White House predicts

Deficit will be lower than expected, White House predicts

But although the outlook is good in short term, larger shortfalls are predicted later.

How U.S. hypocrisy is hurting relations with Germany

How U.S. hypocrisy is hurting relations with Germany

Germany has asked the CIA station head in Berlin to leave. This shows how U.S. hypocrisy can systematically hurt relations with its key democratic allies.

Must love dogs ... and budget-cutting

Must love dogs ... and budget-cutting

As with babies, man’s best friends make for great political photo-ops.

Obama diagnoses Democrats with ‘congenital disease’

Obama diagnoses Democrats with ‘congenital disease’

Obama often says that Democrats don’t vote in midterm elections because of a “congenital disease.“

Massachusetts is the Best State in America

Massachusetts is the Best State in America

The Bay State sets its kids up for success from an early age.

As LeBron James returns to Cleveland, Ohio politicians rejoice

As LeBron James returns to Cleveland, Ohio politicians rejoice

Everyone wants a piece of the action.

How 160,000 conversations led to our latest NSA story

How 160,000 conversations led to our latest NSA story

DEBRIEF | A look at how Post reporters sorted through chats, e-mails and photos intercepted by the NSA, and the legal and ethical dilemmas they faced.

A judge says Florida’s gerrymandering went too far. Here’s what he means.

A judge says Florida’s gerrymandering went too far. Here’s what he means.

A problem that won’t go away any time soon.

Which of these 19 things was the MOST Obama’s Katrina’s moment? Conservatives can’t seem to decide.

Which of these 19 things was the MOST Obama’s Katrina’s moment? Conservatives can’t seem to decide.

Nearly every moment has been Obama’s Katrina moment, apparently.

VA overhauling medical inspector’s office

VA overhauling medical inspector’s office

The move comes after a federal watchdog slammed the division for its frequent use of the “harmless error” defense when problems occur.

Reifying the corporation, in law and in fact

Of course the law usually respects the corporate form. The law ought to do so whenever it’s convenient to do so, and ignore the corporate form whenever that’s convenient. And regular people like you and me should always look through the corporate form and see the people.

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Corporate tax dodgers leave the rest of us to foot the bill

Corporate tax dodgers leave the rest of us to foot the bill

Instead of deserting the country, large companies could fight to fix the tax code.

USDA accused of keeping final details of new poultry inspection program a secret

USDA accused of keeping final details of new poultry inspection program a secret

Members of Congress and food and worker safety groups want the USDA to release a copy of proposed rule changes for U.S. slaughterhouse inspections.

Why suing Obama is a good move for John Boehner

Why suing Obama is a good move for John Boehner

Who needs impeachment when you’re suing the guy?

Demand for marijuana in Colorado may be nearly a third higher than previously estimated

Demand for marijuana in Colorado may be nearly a third higher than previously estimated

A new report predicts 121 metric tons will be consumed this year.

In Moody’s U.S. college credit ratings, over three dozen fall

Fragility in the higher-education market leads agency to issue cautions on many colleges.

Ed Klein’s book is out-selling Hillary Clinton. He will not beat her with the critics or fact-checkers.

Ed Klein’s book is out-selling Hillary Clinton. He will not beat her with the critics or fact-checkers.

A retrospective of not-so-nice Ed Klein book reviews, past and present

Va. GOP not behind ‘Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend’s wife for President’ bumper sticker

Va. GOP not behind ‘Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend’s wife for President’ bumper sticker

Were the Virginia Republicans responsible for a bumper sticker linking Hillary Clinton and Monica Lewinsky? (No.)

As vote-buying allegations are reeled back, Chris McDaniel’s running out of options

As vote-buying allegations are reeled back, Chris McDaniel’s running out of options

McDaniel’s ferocious fight may be coming to an end.