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The Captain Toke Campaign


More adventures in L-word avoidance in today’s Washington Post, Page A3. Reporter Jonathan Finer explains how Democratic contenders in New Hampshire face questions from pot enthusiasts, bloody-bunny-suited PETA goofballs, socialized-medicine lobbyists, and other assorted radicals without once using the word “liberal” or “left.” An academic is allowed to worry that these interest groups represent “the more extreme wings of the parties,” but that’s about it. The reporter is usually explaining how these activists favor “peace, fair trade, and affordable housing.” And a good chemical hallucination or two.


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