Politics & Policy

Obamarama

Hillary must have thrown a lamp at somebody when she got the news that Barack Obama had beaten her to the gate with his announcement of the formation of his ...
Politics & Policy

Hey, Stupid

“You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If ...
Politics & Policy

The Unartful Dodger

So, was it a political ploy crafted to raise doubts about George Bush’s terrorism policies just before midterm elections? Or, was Bill Clinton playing the Spiro Agnew role for his ...
Politics & Policy

Shepherding Dinner

Old MacDonald had a farm. And you can bet that his Thanksgiving dinners featured some of the creatures that no longer gobble-gobbled here, moo-mooed there, or oink-oinked anywhere anymore. That’s ...
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Ballot Bogeymen

Each fall, as the trees shed their orange and yellow leaves to reveal skeletal limbs and the night creeps earlier into the day, gamboling mischief-makers take to the streets to ...
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Dean’S Secret Revealed

MONTPELIER, VT.–What is he hiding? Former Vermont governor Howard Dean has refused to open a mountain of records from his years in office until 2013, long after his presidential election ...
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Inside a Christmas Card

Christmas cards. Every year just after Thanksgiving, they start arriving in your mailbox. Unless you’re by misfortune friendless or by bad nature a Scrooge, you send them out yourself to ...
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The Big, Ugly Garden

Thanksgiving Day–despite the intrusion of the Macy’s parade and enough football to make Knute Rockne wonder if a little cricket would be a nice change of pace–is a harvest festival. ...