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  • 10 years ago

    January 30, 2001 Two cartoons in last week's New Yorker summed up the disconnect attendant on George W. Bush's inauguration. On the cover, Edward Sorel's benign depiction of W. getting instructions from Cheney on which hand to raise for the oath, ...

  • 11 years ago

    He should have died alone—a long, long time ago. But oh, no, not him: outliving his century by four years, his presidency by 16, and his own mind by a decade, Hollywood legend Ronald Reagan was 93 when he went to rejoin his makers—Thomas...

  • 12 years ago

    Even by Hogwarts standards, Hillary Potter was no ordinary Senator. Whether or not they'd heard about the Prophecy, new acquaintances couldn't help staring at the red mark on her forehead. It was the indentation left there by a headband she'd once...

  • 15 years ago

    Two cartoons in last week's New Yorker summed up the disconnect attendant on George W. Bush's inauguration. On the cover, Edward Sorel's benign depiction of W. getting instructions from Cheney on which hand to raise for the oath, amid first worrie...

  • 15 years ago

    Heading back to my hotel after George W. Bush's anointment in Philadelphia's Battlestar Galactica- style First Union sports complex, I ended up riding alone in the rubberized middle section of an accordion bus dotted with tired but cheerful delega...

  • 15 years ago

    My favorite quote about the most anticipated 12:01 a.m. in kidland since Cinderella's getaway came from 12-year-old Ettie Lewis of London, interviewed in July 8's Washington Post: "My mummy promised to take me to America someday. But I'm glad I'm ...

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