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The Limits Of Sizism

I sometimes have trouble looking for shoes. I’m about a size 12 or 13, depending, which is the traditional cusp of what many stores carry. And on occasion, I’ll have some trouble finding a jacket that fits just... Read More...

Please, More Snow

Seriously. America needs more heavy snowfall. And when I speak about America, I’m talking about the real America: Washington, D.C. Seeing D.C. crippled by weather and therefore unable to influence the news c... Read More...

Reality Check: Barack Obama’s America, Year One

Change. It was all the rage in 2008 and it sure came into clear, brutal view in 2009. No one paying attention could imagine it emerging differently, not with the new guy resembling in no way the last forty-three guys, governing in no way like anyone since FDR, and facing a two-front war beneath one of the most damaged global economic meltdowns in history. Forget race, generation and a tinderbox political environment, rousing approval numbers and a mad scramble for a healthy slice of the New Democratic Party Power Pie; the moment Barack Obama raised his hand to swear his oath as leader of the free world, there was change.
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