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Hillary Lays an Egg

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Thanks to the Amazon.com Web site, we have an intriguing, ongoing straw poll gauging the prospects of Hillary Clinton for president. Spoiler alert: If the poll is a valid indicator, her prospects look pretty stinky.A couple of weeks ago, Mrs. Clinton came out with a new book, entitled “Hard Choices,” about her four-year tenure as…

America Honors a Hero

Speech prepared for delivery by President Obama at the dedication next month of a new national monument in Bunghole, Idaho:THE PRESIDENT: Ladies and gentlemen, I stand here in Bunghole to dedicate a new national monument to one of the most famous Americans of Colonial times. Yes, I know that prominent people from Colonial times don’t…

In Defense of Hillary Clinton

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How many of you remember this? In 2000, when Hillary Clinton was campaigning for her first term in the Senate, someone came out with a book suggesting that she might be anti-Semitic, or at least that she made anti-Semitic remarks. At the time it seemed possible that this could deal a death blow to her…

Hillary and That Shoe: The Real Story

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A couple of nights ago, as Hillary Clinton started to address a gathering of recycling experts in Las Vegas, a woman came striding down the aisle toward the stage and threw a shoe at her. Hillary, claiming to be unsure what was thrown, called out “Was that a bat?” I don’t think she meant bat…

Famous People Who Have Known Me: Adam Clayton Powell,Jr.

Anybody want to hear about my encounter with Adam Clayton Powell Jr.? It must have been around 1963. I was a newspaperman in Philadelphia, and Powell, an ultra-flamboyant congressman and minister at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, was in town for a speaking engagement. Beforehand, he was made available for a press conference, where…