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Slim Fast ‘Sheds’ Whoopi

The makers of Slim-Fast diet products have fired Whoopi Goldberg as their pitchman after the comedienne made fun of George W. Bush at a Democratic fund raiser. Apparently, during her performance, she used the president's last name as a sexual reference. "We are disappointed by the manner in which Ms....
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Why I Love Her

We do not always agree. We can't possibly agree on everything. I hope we all are able to find at least a little common ground when it comes to celebrating the independence of our country. I thought the most appropriate way to mark the occasion is to print a poem...
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Harsh Words for a Particular Word

I must take a moment to vent about a certain corruption of our language: there is a word I see cropping up more and more often these days in political debates. It's a word that has an innocent meaning, but it seems to me that the word itself is undergoing...
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Kerry Honors Reagan

Within 36 hours after news of Ronald Reagan's passing, plenty of journalers were posting their own memories of the former president. Most were tributes. A few, written by the more liberal out there, had tributes mixed with citations from various articles pointing out Reagan's failures and accusing him of taking...
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Ronald Wilson Reagan: 1911-2004

I turned 11 just weeks after Ronald Reagan won the 1980 election that would make him the country's 40th President. Naturally, I was not that well-read on current affairs at the time. I do recall a few things that seem to stand out even more profoundly now that Reagan has...
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About Monday…

The last Monday in May each year is Memorial Day, an occasion designed to remember those who have died in battle. In an election year during which a war is in progress, I wonder how the more politically-motivated will spend their time on Monday. I wonder whether some of them...
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A Birthday Celebration

It was a birthday celebration on Friday for my two friends. Zack, my cocker spaniel, is 2. Zoey, a golden retriever mix that I adopted from a shelter last summer, is 4. Of course, since she was adopted, I have no idea when her birthday really is, but for the...
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Graduation Gyp?

It seems that there are some unhappy campers about to graduate from college in California. Why? Because Ahhhnold is their Governor! Don't get the connection? It's simple: Guess whose signature appears on the diplomas of graduating seniors!! Right! Because he's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger's John Hancock is stamped on each one....
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Star Soldier

Former NFL star Pat Tillman was one of the latest troops killed in the War in Iraq. He actually died in Afghanistan, but by now, you know this. You probably have heard a great deal of coverage of this single death. You have unquestionably heard more about Tillman than almost...
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The Problem with Politics

It would seem that there are thousands of people out there who have absolutely nothing better to do with their time than scouring news coverage for new ammunition against their political opponents. The most recent example of this is the fallout over President Bush's comments at the 60th annual dinner...
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