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October 31, 2008 RSS feed / On Second Thought

It's not a criticism, it's an observation.

The real election

Each voter picks a candidate; either by habit, party affiliation, or chance. We read everything we can that solidifies our belief. Negative stories are discounted as biased media or dirty campaigning by the opposition. More...

Bob Ford's Call the Cops!

"The Thing" in the washing machine

Ida's washing clothes in the utility room of her 100- year- old farmhouse in Gorham, Maine, just west of Portland, when she gets the surprise of her life. Ida reaches into the washer after the spin cycle to pull out a clean pair of jeans. More...