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Brian Gongol

January 6, 2009

The United States of America Minnesota sends Stuart Smalley to the US Senate
Al Franken looks like he's going to become a US Senator. By the same logic that brought about his election, Iowa ought to have jettisoned Tom Harkin and replaced him with Tom Arnold.

The United States of America US Senate rejects Illinois appointee
And good for them. While it's true that Roland Burris was indeed nominated by Governor Rod Blagojevich, the Senate retains the Constitutional right to decide the qualifications of membership (see Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution), and in this case, it seems obvious that anyone appointed by Blagojevich quite likely lacks the legitimacy of the will of the people. Only 7% of the people approve of the Governor's work and the state House has voted unanimously to begin impeachment proceedings against him. Under those circumstances, it's pretty clear that the will of the people of Illinois is anything but served by seating an individual appointed by that same Governor.

Business and Finance What do people have against saving?

Broadcasting The triumph of great branding
A TV ad that flashes back to gray times and splashes color all over them serves to remind just how much fun a good brand can be

Water News Be safe when transferring fuel

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