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Outing Gays in a Dangerous World

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Out of This World Andrew Sullivan Exposes Homosexuals in a world that’s Still Dangerous For them Last week, my old friend Andrew Sullivan published a New York Times Magazine piece asking why certain public figures don’t just come right out and…come right out. He looked at Gore’s campaign manager Donna Brazile, Ed Koch, Rosie O’Donnell, [&hellip
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Old Joe

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

two hours of drilling and scraping, and three days of "paradise in pill form." I guess the glory days of psychotropic convalescence are over. Literature will suffer for it. Do you ever notice how many great novels and short stories were written while the author was "recuperating" from some dread disease or horrid accident? Last [&hellip
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Flyoverrated

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

These numbers may portend real momentum for McCain, or they may indicate a mere two-state boomlet. (My guess would be: real momentum.) But they certainly vindicate McCain’s most daring strategic decision to date: to sit out Iowa altogether. His success may mean the end of the Iowa caucuses as a meaningful presidential barometer. Good riddance. [&hellip
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FALN Out of Favor

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Clinton has received 3229 requests for clemency during his administration. He’s granted three: to a hog farmer convicted of perjury on a bankruptcy form, a woman convicted of cocaine distribution (the President’s pardon got her out a month early) and a guy convicted of possessing dope. So why did he pardon a group of terrorists [&hellip
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The Gotcha Game

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

George Bush we’re getting to know better. "If you’re for one of my erstwhile opponents," he reportedly joked recently, "that’s okay. Just don’t work too hard." When I found out Bush had said this, I cringed. Erstwhile means "onetime," "long ago," "former." Bush seems to think it means "distinguished." None of this seems to hurt [&hellip
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