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Tuesday September 1, 2015
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Trump's time?

Remember how Ross Perot rose to presidential-candidate fame by badmouthing the politicals system and the ruliing class after amassing a fortune with lucrative government contracts? Well, deja vu all over again.

Born free

Astronut

12 for a penny

Ah, memories:

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Millions of baby boomers’ music memories connect to Terre Haute.

Viva Cuba

Alrighty then, let's get us a stash of them Cuban cigars and ice up the Cuba libras before somebody changes his mind:

 Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cuba on Friday to raise the flag above the U.S. Embassy for the first time in 54 years.

Of course the issue was slavery

You know the argument that the Civil War was really not about slavery -- slavery was just the spark that set off the war, but each side was really figthing about something else , a commitment to states' rights in the South, a desire to preserve the nation in the North. West Point historian Ty Seidule begs to differ:

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Ten spot

So, Americans' top choice for the woman to replace Hamilton on the $10 bill is Elinor Roosevelt:

 But maybe, if the goal here is to break men’s stranglehold on the currency, we shouldn’t start with someone whose appearance on the $10 will ensure that nearly every conversation about it begins this way: “Isn’t her husband much more deserving?” Because he is, you know. Like him or not.

Retrofitting the past

Be all you can . . . never mind

Dirty word

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