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Crunchy Toothpaste?

At the risk of reigniting the whole “crunchy-con” debate of a couple years ago, I was drawn to a piece in today’s Washington Post Style section on how using Tom’s of Maine toothpaste is supposedly a sign of leftist politics. I’ve been using the stuff for 18 years and it beats the super-sweet kiddie toothpaste made by consumer-products conglomerates, so I suppose that makes me a crunchy con (yes, I also shop at Fresh Fields). But choosing (or shunning) toothpaste based on its “politics” is just too ridiculous for words.

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