Her last campaign--something on the order of "She's the greatest actress we have, but she hasn't won in 29 years"--worked wonders on voters' guilt, and Meryl went home with the golden man for The Iron Lady.
Well, the very same idea needs to be trotted out again, but on a slightly smaller scale.
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In 1992, literary badass Aleksandar Hemon left his native Sarajevo for a cultural exchange program in Chicago. He expected to stay abroad for only a few months. And, well, plans changed. The siege on Sarajevo, which lasted 43 months and produced the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II, beg ... More >>
Good luck using Wikipedia today. The user-generated, free-to-use, ad-free encyclopedia's English language portal will be dark for all of January 18th, as Wikipedia protests SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (the Protect IP Act).
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In all of our robots-take-over-the-world fantasies, there's usually one last conversation between "us" and "them." The robots always speak English, of course! But what if the robots didn't speak English at all? What if robots had a language of their own composed of bleeps and bloops? Scenes o ... More >>
If you want to run for an office that you actually have a shot at winning, here's you chance: Tomorrow's the deadline to file your candidate application for a seat on either the Citywide Council for English Language Learners or the Citywide Council on Special Education in your district. To ... More >>