One American's flow chart

One American’s flow chart

I am not an activist. I am not a revolutionary. I’m a dad of two American boys. *** Imagine this: somebody thinks you did something…

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Assigning freedom

Assigning freedom

You want your freedom, do you? I know you do, because you post about it on Facebook, and you talk about how the government better…

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Election Day 2012: Live from America's Couch

Election Day 2012: Live from America’s Couch

2:48am–Before I go personal, let me offer this objective view of tonight’s election: Nate Silver and his 538 model are literally the most important thing…

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Vice Presidential Debate: Live from America's Couch

Vice Presidential Debate: Live from America’s Couch

Scroll down for updates throughout the night The fact that I’m doing this again speaks to one of two things. Either I have a criminally…

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First Presidential Debate: Live Blog from America's Couch

First Presidential Debate: Live Blog from America’s Couch

Scroll down for updates I’ve got a great couch. It’s shaped like a U and stuffed with down. It sometimes pokes me in the hindquarters…

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Second grade soldier

Second grade soldier

My son learned to roller skate less than 48 hours ago. He’d be ashamed to admit it, but there were tears at first, but then…

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Choir robes, $25,000 shrimp and grits, and the modern Presidency

Choir robes, $25,000 shrimp and grits, and the modern Presidency

I am a fallen believer in the power and will of a modern President. I should admit that from the start. I have no enemy…

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Using John Steinbeck

Using John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck died in 1968, four years before the landmark Furman v. Georgia capital punishment decision by the United States Supreme Court. It was the…

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To the victims of 9/11: I'm sorry

To the victims of 9/11: I’m sorry

I honor the memory of the heroes and innocents who died ten years ago on September 11, 2001. I honor their bravery, their sacrifice, and…

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Cracking the comments code

Cracking the comments code

This may surprise you, but I know a little more about crack cocaine than the average 37-year-old guy who grew up in a semi-rural community…

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