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Reagan@100: For All the Pilgrims

On election night in 1980, I was getting into make-up at the Gainesville Little Theatre, a few blocks form the University of Florida. I was playing Tony Kirby in You ...

Thanksgiving

Tuesday night of last week, I got a call from Richard, a good friend of mine. I just wasn’t in the mood to take it, you know? You’ve been there. ...
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Training Day

Next April, I’m going to turn 50. I’ll be 50 years old. Somehow, I’ve managed to get this far without working in a large corporate office. So today I got my ...
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A Flag, on a Hill

As Civil War battles went, it was a small and insignificant affair. But in terms of story — and especially, in terms of lessons — it’s one of my favorites. The ...
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Historic

It is with the utmost sincerity and genuine goodwill that I offer my congratulations to Barack Obama, and to the millions who supported him. Your victory was historic. My hope ...
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Where Was the Ad?

Of the many — actually, it approaches infinite — missed Republican opportunities of this campaign season, I feel there is one so obvious I had to try to remedy it ...
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Asteroid!

Prepare yourselves, sayeth the news. This thing is coming and you can’t stop it. You’ve seen the numbers. Banks of supercomputers refining to the eighth significant figure the precise moment ...
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Shame, Cubed

The Drudge Report this morning led off with a link to audio of Barack Obama on WBEZ, a Chicago public radio station. And this time, Barack Obama was not eight ...
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Biden’s Hint

A few days ago, Joe Biden was trotted out to make his monthly gaffe. Last time — I think it was last time; it’s hard to follow without a program ...