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Norm Coleman of Minnesota is no longer a senator (at least for the time being) and he’s taken a job as a consultant with the Republican Jewish Coalition. But he’s still busy as ever raising political money.
From an invitation that went out this afternoon:
Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senator Jon Kyl
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander
U.S. Senator John Ensign
U.S. Senator John Cornyn
U.S. Senator John Thune
U.S. Senator Richard Burr
For a Reception Supporting
U.S. SENATOR NORM COLEMAN
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
5:30 to 6:30 PM
National Republican Senatorial Committee
425 2nd Street NE
Host: $5,000 per PAC/ $2,300 per person
Attend: $1,000 per PAC / $500 per person
Please RSVP to Margo Tennison: 202-737-9091 or email@example.com
Checks payable to Coleman Minnesota Recount Committee
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
I recently spent a semester teaching writing at an elite liberal-arts college. At strategic points around the campus, in shades of yellow and green, banners displayed the following pair of texts. The first was attributed to the college’s founder, which dates it to the 1920s. The second was extracted from the latest version of the institution’s mission statement:
The paramount obligation of a college is to develop in its students the ability to think clearly and independently, and the ability to live confidently, courageously, and hopefully.
Let us take a moment to compare these texts. The first thing to observe about the older one is that it is a sentence. It expresses an idea by placing concepts in relation to one another within the kind of structure that we call a syntax. It is, moreover, highly wrought: a parallel structure underscored by repetition, five adverbs balanced two against three.
Percentage of Britons who cannot name the city that provides the setting for the musical Chicago:
An Australian entrepreneur was selling oysters raised in tanks laced with Viagra.
A naked man believed to be under the influence of LSD rammed his pickup truck into two police cars.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”