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Hope is still very much alive…

(Since writing this post, I see that the New York Times has put up an excellent “interactive video and transcript of President Obama‘s address, with annotations from New York Times...
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Hope

A few months ago, when the collapse in the mortgage industry began bringing down the major American banks, causing the stock market to collapse, and forcing the Government to put...
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The Levittown Effect

Now that the historic American Presidential election is over, there are some words and terms I hope to never hear again. “Sarah Palin” is one of them, but it doesn’t...
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The election by the numbers

Indulge me for doing this. I was one of those kids who averaged out football attendances every week! (Figures based on reported numbers from Board of Ulster County elections, uselectionatlas.org...
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“Our country has a black president. how about yours?”

Suitably so, given that he’s provided so much of our election coverage at the Fletcher household, it was Jon Stewart who informed us that Barack Obama was the next President...
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Proud To Be An American Citizen

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A Day of Hope

Right after uploading this post, I will exercise my right to vote for the first time in a national American election. Did I realize, when I started down the process...
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Death to Democracy! (Correction)

Unlike newspapers and books, etc, of which there’s always an original edition lurking somewhere with a great big gaffe for all the world to see, it’s the easiest thing in...
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