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Practically perfect in every way?

Even though Len and I are native-born American citizens, we didn’t claim our birthright until we made the pilgrimage to Orlando in 1987 and picked up our three-day passports for Walt Disney World—“Where Dreams Come True.” There, the huddled masses yearned to be free to: Stand in lines measured in years Consume over-priced bratwurst from “Germany” And run over children…

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The shocking conspiracy no one is talking about

A number of people are convinced a giant meteor is about to collide with the earth. They maintain the government has known this for a long time, but decided to keep it a secret. It could happen as early as today. (But definitely by Monday, September 28.) NASA vigorously denies this claim, which the dooms-dayers see as a signal their allegations are true. “A good conspiracy is…

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How to win friends and lose real people

Yesterday as I worked on a new writing project—which looked a lot like eating butter cream frosting while scrolling through my Facebook feed—I had an epiphany: We “Like” to believe a “Share” is a “Comment” on our value. After holding out on the social media craze for as long as possible, I accepted the mark of the Facebook beast last…

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“How hustle beats hype” — the best story of the year

What’s the biggest story Saturday night when LSU opens its 2015 season at Death Valley? The Heisman hype surrounding all-everything running back Leonard Fournette? Brandon Harris blossoming into the quarterback fans have been waiting and hoping for? How about the Tigers’ chances of making the college football playoff? I say “nope” to all that. For my money, the best story hands-down is:  John David Moore, an unheralded…

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