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The first time I heard about this was after the staffer resigned, and I'm a political junkie who was the Democratic candidate for Congress in Wyoming, reads the New York Times and listens to NPR daily, gets the Washington Post politics newsletter every weekday, obviously the email morning New Republic report, and follows a lot of political folk on Twitter.  That suggests to me that you are right.  The left media (if there is one) did not report on this story generally until it was, in effect, over.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120447/dcgopgirl-elizabeth-lauten-resigns-sasha-malia-obama-attack

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Most days I don't really spend most of my time on Twitter looking at my Twitter feed.  Instead I do searches for people and subjects that I want to read about.  Twitter has a pretty good search feature, unlike Facebook, and if they start to be like FB, I'll just do exclusively searching and never look at my timeline/feed.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on If Twitter implements a Facebook-style algorithm, you may not hear about the next Ferguson

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"Remember the Twitter Sabbath day, by keeping it holy" was one of the Ten Tweets that Moses brought my people down from Mount Sinai.  Or something like that, right?

6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118125/leon-wieseltier-responds-alain-de-bottons-attack-twitter

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@StephenKahnThe probalm with the post office began when dangerous radicals like Ben Franklin imposed socialism on us.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116046/late-christmas-deliveries-ups-and-amazon-humble-private-sector

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@rhondakelly0I had it removed.  It wasn't intelligent to meet our standards.  Sorry, try to write something more intelligent next time.  Good luck!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116046/late-christmas-deliveries-ups-and-amazon-humble-private-sector

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As a liberal Democrat, I'm excited by Rand Paul's filibuster, and so are mafny of my friends who worked against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  You seem to completely miss the *content* of his speech.  It was directly aimed at the failed Cheney-Wolfowitz-Rumsfeld "unitary executive branch" war-at-any-price hawkish policy of the previous Republican administration (largely followed by Obama).  That is why the leftist Code Pink applauded Rand Paul.  That is why the hawkish McCain and Graham attacked him.

1 year, 9 months ago on Rand Paul Showed the Way

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I've kept a diary every day since 1969, when I was 18.  (Some of the early entries have recently been boring readers of Thought Catalog.)  I think that it is really made for certain writers, and that many will just keep one for a short period during a life situation that calls for them to write in a journal or notebook.  (Diaries, journals, and notebooks are slightly different animals, though I can't describe the differences other than that I know them when I see them.)  I think that most people who do it for a lifetime -- I'll be 62 soon -- are compulsive and slightly crazy.  I do think it did help me as a writer to write every day for half an hour or 500 words and I would recommend it, but diary-keeping or journal-keeping is not for every writer.

 

Reading what you did on a certain day 25 or 40 years in the past can be a lot of fun.

1 year, 10 months ago on 10 Famous Authors on the Importance of Keeping a Journal

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