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Melania Trump’s convention speech (transcript)


The full transcript of Melania Trump’s speech:   Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth onto this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that … Continue reading

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20 reasons to get up, go to the polls, and vote for Democrats


For voters wondering which way they should vote this fall, or whether they should vote at all, here are 20 reasons why voters should go to the polls in droves and vote for Democratic candidates at all levels of government. … Continue reading

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Parsing Chris Christie


“What I’ve seen today for the first time is unacceptable,” N.J. Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday. “I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate … Continue reading

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“It’s time to put grownups in charge. It’s time for people willing to accept responsibility,” House Republican leader John Boehner told a civic group in Cleveland on Tuesday. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38829485/ns/politics-capitol_hill/38829485 Well, Mr. Boehner, let’s just…

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New lyrics for “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”


Herman Cain is my name, and the issues twirled in my brain, When so many questions came and tore up my lame campaign. In the autumn of 2011, I was in front of the other seven, But Rick Perry couldn’t … Continue reading

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Flashes (a poem)


Dogs take us for a walk, three in number, 329 in years (if you subscribe to the canine calculus). The yawning summer sky turns Wedgwood to crimson to sapphire, and kids appear in luscious yards at the appointed hour; bearing … Continue reading

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What’s really been neglected in the Pledge of Allegiance


Over the weekend NBC began its coverage of the final round of the U.S. Open with a rendition of the Pledge of Allegiance. Omitted, apparently, was the phrase “under God.” After an online firestorm, NBC issued an apology, which read, … Continue reading

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