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Independent Minds

Approximately one-third of American adults self-identify or register as political “independents,” declining membership in any political party.  By some estimates, the number of political independent voters vastly outstrips the number of self-identified Democrats or Republicans.  However, party registration records or … Continue reading

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The Epitome of American Efficiency

“The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency.  Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful, and a snootful at the same time?” Attributed to Gerald R. Ford, President of the United States (1974-1977)

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The Big Book of British Smiles

With apologies to readers the United Kingdom and Ireland, the title of this post refers to an infamous scene from the long-running American animated comedy series The Simpsons.  In in the examination room of “Painless Dentistry” (“formerly ‘Painful Dentistry’”), a particularly stern … Continue reading

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