Thursday Numbers

October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again. – Hal Borland

Welcome to October and “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Powerball & Michigan, Ben Carson’s fundraising, NFL & penalties, Twitter, former President Jimmy Carter, Montana Legislature, Planned Parenthood, Tony Stewart, unemployment, and much more!

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