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Can You Imagine?


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson I’m about one-third of the way through American Savior by Roland Merullo, an author who lives, as I do, in Western Massachusetts. This is not a book review, although I’m enjoying it. One passage actually made me laugh out loud, which caused my husband to look at me in amazement.  I […]

Obama neck and neck with McCain in rural areas of tossup states


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Posted by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Why am I not surprised?  Sometimes I think the mainstream press thinks rural folks aren’t as smart as people in the urbs and suburbs.  This is from the Denver Post. By Karen E. Crummy Less than two weeks until the presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama has pulled even with Republican […]

Steal Back Your Vote


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson The Bush Administration has shown real ironic genius at naming laws it has sponsored. Consider the No Child Left Behind Act. I won’t deny that it has some good aspects – it has led to an increase in education expenditures by the Federal government, expressed as increased aid to states that […]

Take These Contributions and We’ll Call You InThe Morning


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By Matt L. Barron I keep hearing John McCain say he is a reformer, brandishing his maverick reputation like a badge of honor. But over 26 years on Capitol Hill, he has shown himself to be more of a captive than a free thinker when it comes to numerous special interest groups. Starting with one […]

Vets BUSH-Whacked by Rep. Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado


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By Karen St. John “It’s about time,” I gleefully state as I rub my hands together: the lucky state of Colorado has not one but TWO female candidates going up against each other for the honor of representing the 4th district! Go ahead, call me a feminist, by golly, but women bring something extra to […]

Reasons to Put McCain in the White House


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by Luke Kozikowski My Democrat friends always say nothing positive will come from a McCain presidency, but, being a political realist, I disagree. Here are just ten of the possibly eleven good things President McCain can do, even if by accident.  10. Inflation will mean all the gambling money you owe bookies will technically be […]

Palin’s future, according to Garrison Keillor


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Posted by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson by GARRISON KEILLOR SYNDICATED COLUMNIST We are a stalwart and stouthearted people, and never more so than in hard times. People weep in the dark and arise in the morning and go to work. The waves crash on your nest egg and a chunk is swept away and you put […]

On Colin Powell and Carlos Pena


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Guest Blog by Jon Hite My friend, the formerly great Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen (and after he reads this it’ll be “my former friend, the formerly great Globe columnist Kevin Cullen”) wrote a nice piece a week or so ago in which he told the story of Carlos Pena, a local kid, a good […]

Rural Election Watch: Georgia Senate


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By Sean Reagan Perhaps one of the best tests of just how long and broad Barack Obama’s coattails will prove to be is in Georgia, where incumbent Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss can’t quite put away Democratic challenger Jim Martin. Most October polls have Chambliss up a few points on Martin (one projects a tie; Rasmussen […]

Send Joe the Plumber a Healthy Message


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By Annie Cheatham Does Joe the Plumber eat local? Does he look for winter storage crops at his local farmers market in the last days of October? Does he inquire about where his food comes from when he eats at local restaurants? Maybe this will become a new line of questioning for the media. In […]


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