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How Democracy Works in America

1. Wealthy socialite and daughter of former president declares interest in becoming United States Senator. 2. Wealthy socialite gets in touch with billionaire mayor of the Big Apple. 3. Billionaire mayor deploys top aide to contact powerholders across New York State with message that wealthy

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What should Barack Obama ask of us?

I’m inclined to add a subtitle to this post: “…and why shouldn’t we all just go ahead and do it anyway?” In my ideal world, we Americans wouldn’t need a Dear Leader to tell us what we ought to do to better our own lives;

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Indications of Trouble in Ohio Voting?

Where I live in Franklin County, Ohio, lines were so long for the presidential election of 2004 that some people waited six hours in line to vote. Turnout in 2008 is expected to be even higher. How will things go here on Tuesday? Well, if

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News Flash: Mortgage Corportation is now "Socialist"

Georgia Newsom of Sylva, North Carolina writes in today’s Asheville Citizen-Times against the candidacy of Barack Obama by pointing to what she calls “socialism”: “Why complain? Government intervention, especially Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, programs run by the government with roots going back to the

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The Empty Line for McCain and Palin

When I went to the Columbus Barack Obama rally in February 2008, people began lining up the night before. Showing up two hours and ten minutes before the McCain-Palin rally here in Columbus, I hopped right to the front of line. Right now, I am

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Book Review: Once Upon A Time in the North

As a follow-up to the successful His Dark Materials trilogy of novels (adapted disastrously to film last year as The Golden Compass), Philip Pullman has published a new story entitled Once Upon A Time in the North. Although the story has been published in book

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McCain and Palin Scrape for Ohio Audience

For a couple of days now, the presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin has been sending me e-mails urging me to come to Vienna, Ohio to help demonstrate support for their ticket. If I would sign up online to get a ticket to

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?