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Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Speech by Al Gore on the acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize December 10, 2007 Oslo, Norway Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Honorable members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen. I have a purpose here today. It is a purpose I have tried to serve for many...
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The Perfect Campaign Storm of 2008: War, Depression, and Turning-Point Elections
Will the presidential election of 2008 mark a turning point in American political history? Will it terminate with extreme prejudice the conservative ascendancy that has dominated the country for the last generation? No matter the haplessness of the Democratic opposition, the answer is yes. With...
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Mitt Romney's Case for Pastor in Chief
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed the nation Thursday about his Mormon faith and how it relates to his candidacy and policy goals. Beforehand many called it a potential "JFK moment" because the context recalls John F. Kennedy's storied 1960 address to a group of conservative...
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The Soldier and the Student
"Join the military and go to college." That's what the recruiters say. But the deal that today's servicemen and servicewomen get is a far cry from what their fathers and grandfathers got. When President Franklin Roosevelt signed the GI Bill into law in the waning days of World War II, he saw it as...
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FDR Proved Government Can Work in a Big Way
Seventy-five years ago this month Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president of the United States. Thinking about the current White House occupant makes it pretty clear the theory of evolution does not apply to politicians. Where Roosevelt showed the resources of government used properly can...
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Can Democrats Stop Bush and Cheney fom Depriving the Library of the Papers They Wish to Keep Secret?
Amid a slow, low-boiling, and mostly Texas-based controversy regarding the potential location of a future George W. Bush Presidential Library , a significant issue regarding such a future institution is being completely overlooked: Should there be federal support of the Bush Presidential Library,...
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75 Years Ago FDR Read the Results Right, and Took a Left Turn
Seventy-five years ago today, the American people rejected not just a president -- Herbert Hoover -- but a royalist vision of federal policymaking that had allowed tens of millions of citizens to suffer as the Great Depression swept across the land. The election of November 8, 1932, is now...
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Copps, A Liberal Voice on The FCC, Knows How To Get His Message Out
He speaks bluntly to the industry and rouses the grass roots.
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Why Did We Invade Iraq Anyway?
Putting a Country in Your Tank
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Where Have You Gone, Paul Wellstone?
Do you remember the name Paul Wellstone? He was the United States Senator from Minnesota who five years ago this month was killed along with his wife Sheila, and daughter Marcia. They died in the crash of a small airplane while campaigning for Paul's re-election. Paul and Sheila were friends of my...
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