The Death of Ben Bradlee

22 Oct 2014, 11:47 am

TuesdayWow. The death of Ben Bradlee. We are all mortal. Naturally, I disliked him very much for his harm to the ultimate peacemaker, Richard M. Nixon. But when I looked up Mr. Bradlee in Wikipedia (sometimes reliable, sometimes not), I was staggered by something that had long been lurking in

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21 Oct 2014, 9:41 pm

Sermons.

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The American Spectator

The Death of Ben Bradlee

TuesdayWow. The death of Ben Bradlee. We are all mortal. Naturally, I disliked him very much for his harm to the ultimate peacemaker, Richard M. Nixon. But when I looked up Mr. Bradlee in Wikipedia (sometimes reliable, sometimes not), I was staggered by something that had long been lurking in

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21 Oct 2014, 3:00 pm

The Arkansas Senate election is now over*. Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mark PryorSenate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard9% argued that the federal government’s desegregation of Arkansas’s largest public school in 1957 The post Arkansas Senat
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