When Congress Makes a Joke, It’s A Law

So when all the yielding and objections is over, the other Senator said, “I object to the remarks of a professional joker being put into the Congressional Record.” Taking a dig at me, see? They didn’t want any outside fellow

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PopeWatch: Diplomacy

An interesting look at the diplomatic style of Pope Francis by Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa:   Francis has placed back at the head of the secretariat of state a thoroughbred diplomat, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. But with him as

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Emily Hoffman and Her Yankee General

  The Civil War was filled with endless personal tragedies and one of them played out in the aftermath of the death of General James Birdseye McPherson at the Battle of Atlanta.  McPherson was engaged to marry Emily Hoffman of

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