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Here Comes the Sun: Field Notes from Election 2012

The meme_ster apologizes for going MIA over the past 48 hours since Barack Obama won the 2012 presidential election. I succumbed to an overwhelming desire to avoid  (and, to be honest, complete inability to assimilate) verbal information in any form … Continue reading

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How To Stop Worrying and Love the Polls

Two weeks to go, the polls are a freak zone, yet I can’t resist checking them. When one looks good for my candidate, I feel great. When one looks bad, I spiral into the vortex of anxiety, then plunge into … Continue reading

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Breaking: Ignorant white chickenhawk to tell POTUS to “man up”

Buzzing around the internet at the moment is a rumor that at the town hall debate tonight, Mitt Romney will tell President Obama “to man up and accept his responsibility” for the attacks in Bengazi. Linguist Ben Zimmer explains that man up covers a range … Continue reading

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Time to Rock and Roll

In my county, I am happy to announce that I was the 14th person to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election. To counteract the cloud of progressive dismay overshadowing the race this week, I decided to be at the county … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Weakness of Our Resolve

I just returned from a fundraiser for a local pol or, let me rephrase, I just walked out five minutes after I walked in. I dropped my sizable check and drove home, sans crudités and wine. Nothing to do with … Continue reading

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A Rare Opportunity

Nearly midnight, and I’m sifting through reactions—my own and others—to the presidential debate. Amid all the style and substance machinations, the frustration and the mad relief, I found myself thinking about how pretty much all Mitt Romney is doing these … Continue reading

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The United States of Reality, Debate Prep Edition

Wednesday night’s first presidential debate poses challenges for both candidates, each hoping to close the deal early with the remaining handful of undecided voters. But methinks the event poses an even greater challenge for the viewing audience, united in an … Continue reading

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