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The Dog Days of War
On Friday morning, August 17, Nick Travis protested in Crawford, Texas, as George Bush arrived for a barbecue. “We were making sure there was some kind of protest,” explains Travis. “That he at least saw a sign. It was a presence.” There were four of them. One was arrested.


The 2004 Republican national convention, where the winner of the party’s state primaries is unveiled. Photograph: Stephan Savoia/AP
Primary season gets shorter and sharper as states vie for influence
"It's nice living in New Hampshire because we get to see the candidates at first hand," says Steve Lindsey, a local cab driver. "We see how they hold themselves on a public stage. We get to put matches in their shoes and then hold their feet to the fire."
Bush is now the embarrassing uncle the Republicans just can't hide
But one can't help wondering if Karl Rove's resignation might not disturb his slumber for his remaining months in the White House. Rove, Bush's consigliere for the past 30 years, left last week in much the same manner as he had stayed: misleading the public. He told the nation that he wanted to spend more time with his family. Maybe he should have checked with his family first. His only son leaves for college in just a few days.
Military families live in dread, while the rest of America is busy shopping
It's tearing me up so badly inside. I just can't stand it. I can't get rid of the feeling that I probably won't make it home from this war. I have this horrible feeling that his fate will soon become my own. I don't want to die here Mom. Don't tell Erin bc I know it will devastate her. But if somehow I don't make it, I want you Mom and Dad and all the family and especially Erin to know I love you all so so much and appreciate everything you all have done for me in the thick and thin.
Snakes on a Cruise!
Just as the debate on global warming was drawing to a close a man rose from the audience and started to scream. “We don’t have time,” he shouted. “You need to motivate people by fear. We are not afraid enough…”
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Stranger in a Strange Land – Encounters in the Disunited States
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'It often takes an outsider to look inside. This is especially true of the United States.'
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