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Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

This photograph of Lincoln delivering his second inaugural address is the only known photograph of Lincoln giving a speech. Lincoln stands in the center, with papers in his hand. John Wilkes Booth is visible in the photograph, in the top … Continue reading






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Prose So Bad “A Sort of Grandeur Creeps Into It”

Like the Missouri River in flood, the vast outpouring of media coverage leading up to the inauguration of Barack Obama on Tuesday has room for almost everything, including the inaugural address of Warren G. Harding, widely regarded as the worst … Continue reading






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“America is the place where all things are possible”

msnbc.com video: ‘Change has come to America’ This email from Barack arrived just about the time that he took the stage in Grant Park. Nice touch, and one more example of the volunteer engagement cultivated by the Obama campaign’s extraordinary … Continue reading






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Did The Earth Move For You, Ingrid Bergman?

Forget William Ayers. Ernest Hemingway’s Robert Jordan, or maybe Gary Cooper’s, is the real American terrorist who blows things up for a good cause in the 2008 election. Barack Obama and John McCain both share an admiration for the rock-jawed, … Continue reading






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“All Undergarments Are Non-refundable’’

Saturday Night Live – McCain QVC Open 110108






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