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Category Archives: Americana
Four years after Palin: Will Virginia love Ryan?
Back on the campaign trail this past weekend. And Manassas in 2012 felt a lot like Fairfax in 2008. A long line of people stretched around several blocks in the historic downtown to see Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s VP pick. … Continue reading
Posted in Americana Tagged Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Romney Ryan 2012, Ryan in Manassas, Sarah Palin 1 Comment
Who wants to sip through life? Not Joanne Herring.
“Should I wear a ball gown?” Joanne Herring wanted to know before the interview. A ball gown in bright daylight? “The magazines always want me to wear ball gowns.” The Texas socialite waltzed with Prince Philip and fought against the … Continue reading
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Obama? It’s a shame!
How did Obama lose the Germans? Up until now, my fellow countrymen were his die-hard fans. 200.000 showed up when the candidate spoke in Berlin in 2008. “We need someone like Obama,” we Germans said – our own politicians seemed … Continue reading
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A Domestic War of Words
The political debate in the U.S. has become so toxic that Democrats and Republicans can find it hard to be in the same room together. Congress and the media play their part in dividing the public. Some Americans do not … Continue reading
Posted in Americana Tagged Kathryn Ruud, Stop Polarizing Talk Leave a comment
The Mormon Way
Bill Marriott drives himself to the interview at the Marriott Suites in Bethesda, just outside of Washington, DC, and he declines help with his coat. But when it comes to having his picture taken, he issues clear instructions: No photos … Continue reading
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