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The new racism

The raging debate over immigration serves the unfortunate but all-too-American need to feel superior to other less-than-white groups of humanity.

It brings out racism and places it in the forefront of American political debate.

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Curses, foiled again!

Like so many of the dubious claims of foiled terrorist plots, last week's announcement that the Bush Administration's Keystone Kops Department of Homeland Security had uncovered and blocked a plan to blow up New York's JFK Airport reeked to high heaven.

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Hillary’s skeletons

The increased national scrutiny that comes with a Presidential bid has awakened the many skeletons crammed into Hillary Clinton's political closet.

Now they climb over each other in frantic attempts to get out and add to the many questions and issues that threaten her front-running Presidential campaign.

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‘I’m the President!’

President George W. Bush's paranoid megalomania is so rampant that close friends and supporters worry about the man's sanity and fear he has lost his tenuous grip on reality.

Bush, whose arrogant stubbornness knows no bounds, is so wrapped up in his obsession with being President and "commander-in-chief" that his behavior shocks his most ardent supporters.

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America the not-so-beautiful

As a nation we have a long tradition of screwing things up. It might be our sordid use of slaves, the outright theft of land from Native Americans, internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II or knee-jerk passage of the USA Patriot Act and the imprisonment of who knows how many Americans in the aftermath of 9/11. Each is a dark moment in our history.

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The sounds of thunder

He snapped awake at 0500, a full 30 minutes before the alarm was set to go off.

For more than 30 years, he had been waking up at 5 a.m. It didn't matter which time zone he was in or even if it was daylight savings time. When the big hand was on the 12 and the little one on the five, he was awake.

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Was it good for you too?

Voters last November gave Democrats the keys to the kingdom of Washington because they wanted American soldiers out of George W. Bush's failed war in Iraq.

Instead, the Dems bent over, grabbed their ankles, let Dubya screw them into submission, and all they did to resist was scream "please sir, may I have some more?"

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