Tag Archives: Santorum

what is the city but the people?

Here’s a fun fact about Marco Rubio, the 41-year-old Republican Senator from Florida: his first job was building cages for exotic birds. He’s not the first politician to start small; Ronald Reagan washed tables in a women’s dormitory, Jimmy Carter … Continue reading

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i approve this message

I am bereft. No more debates, polls, rallies, speeches, commercials, interviews, reports, documentaries, photo-calls, in-depth articles, out-of-their-depth articles, profile pieces, diary pieces, speculative pieces, twitter-spats, commentators and talking heads. Goddamn it. But oh man, what a year. Every moment of … Continue reading

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those they left behind

As Romney and Obama battle it out tonight in one of the most heated and sterile environments known to anyone who’s not a lab technician, spare a thought for those good folks for whom the words ‘it coulda been me’ never … Continue reading

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sledging in denver

What do Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State, and Chris Broderick, guitarist with thrash metal band Megadeth, have in common? Do they favour the same brand of breakfast cereal? It’s possible. Are they aficionados of the 1983 sci-fi television … Continue reading

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balloons and stardust

“So are you excited about voting in your first election?” I asked a young colleague at a work dinner. “Yeah, kind of,” she replied, “But I don’t think I’ll bother with the presidential vote. I mean, I wanna make sure … Continue reading

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confused about American politics? me too.

So, where were we? Ah yes. Newt Gingrich bowed out of the campaign for the nomination with a verbose and graceless speech so heavy with narcissism that it’s a wonder he didn’t plummet through the stage after spraying his horrified audience … Continue reading

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rejection

“Please don’t worry about it, I’ve seen far worse,” explained the dentist. “We treat a lot of people from the World Bank.” I had fretted that my first time with a dentist here in the States would result in him bolting in terror … Continue reading

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embarrassing dad

When I was a teenager, my Dad used to teach the folk at church the new hymns. Every Sunday he’d stand in the aisle before the service started, sing each verse, then get the congregation to sing it back to … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum, fashion icon

I wore a pair of leggings this week for the first time in almost twenty years. I was forced to buy them because I am too lazy to shave my legs in these winter months and was becoming increasingly concerned … Continue reading

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