Monthly Archives: August 2004

America’s recent history is woven into rock ‘n’ rol

CLEVELAND, Ohio
‘Hello Cleveland.” Perhaps not everyone recognizes that line from the classic rock mockumentary This is Spinal Tap, though people often shout it when they enter Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But as they point out at the … Continue reading

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Buckeye ballots could beat Bush

CLEVELAND, Ohio
It all comes down to Ohio. Whoever wins the Buckeye State will win the presidency. At least, no Democrat has reached the White House without it since 1960, and no Republican ever. Unfortunately it’s too close to call.
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Put this in your child’s PDA and co-ordinate it

Let’s see. What’s in my personal digital assistant (PDA, in case you live in an unwired cave) for today? Oh, right: “15:13 to 15:18:30: Go mad, in belated effort to keep up with world.” I put it in after reading … Continue reading

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Happy thoughts won’t cure us

Oh boy. I can’t wait. No, not for another bronze medal. In less than a month, Paul Martin sits down with the premiers and reveals in front of the TV cameras his sure-fire secret plan to fix medicare for a … Continue reading

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The Olympics should return to their pre-hype days

And they’re off. The Athens Olympics begin today (except soccer, which started earlier but doesn’t count as it’s so dull). Can I offer anyone a big old helping of wild celery?
I should like the Olympics more than I do. As … Continue reading

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