Monthly Archives: November 2008

POTUS Goes Slightly Off-Color

by Joshua H. Liberatore Although famous for his deep, unrestrained piety and his regard for wholesome family values, POTUS is not above venturing the occasional gauche crack when the occasion arises. Over the past eight years, the casual, folksy manner … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Provinces: On Confidence

by Patrick Baker                                                                November 26, 2008 A lack of confidence in America – in both senses of the phrase – is wreaking chaos at home and in the provinces. First it caused the mortgage bubble to burst, then giant insurance and … Continue reading

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Pieces of Clothing

by Daniel Liberatore Mob of ducks Moves back and forth In the water As you sway in your hammock And strum your guitar quietly Cars thud tires And a siren sounds silently in the distance A motorboat hums The sun … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Being POTUS

by Joshua H. Liberatore For those Americans who once suffered from POTUS-envy, the high office may have lost some of its traditional luster in recent weeks. The worries attending a spiraling financial crisis, unsuccessful wars against abstract nouns, and the … Continue reading

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Presidential Numeracy

by Joshua H. Liberatore Remember when POTUS accused Al Gore of using “fuzzy math” as he made his debut on the national stage in the 2000 debates? To think what just eight years have taught him. At the time, Gore’s … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Provinces: On the Promise of Obama’s Leadership

by Patrick Baker                                                                 November 8, 2008 In the provinces, Obama’s election seems to amount to nothing less than the promise of a new world order. Those of us with direct experience of American politics, however, know that Obama’s promise is … Continue reading

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Generation O: Obama, Hope, and a New Normal

by Tricia Guest The last thing I wrote on my chalkboard as I left my classroom on Election Day was “Congratulations Senator.” As much as I wanted to think that Barack Obama had the election wrapped up, there had been … Continue reading

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