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Economic Cuts

Do any British readers remember the ads the Economist magazine used to place in the tube stations, across from the platforms, about how their writers were trained to live up...
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Why I Store Wine

What with editing down my book, and the climax of the long-distance running season, I have not had much time to much wine of late… But what I have decided...
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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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Counting All The Possibilities: David Byrne in Albany

1) The election result is still sinking in Wednesday evening, when I set off with the wife on the comfortable 60-mile journey to Albany. But though I’ve been given directions,...
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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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