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Who Can’t Handle the Truth?

We might as well get the bad news out of the way first: we are barreling down a potholed highway at twice the speed limit in a rusty old bus without any brakes. In place of a windshield, we’re relying, for navigational purposes, on a high-resolution screen that’s showing us something with more resemblance to Gong Show reruns than whatever it is that’s actually in front of us—which we suspect may be a cliff. And that’s just a metaphor. The reality is no improvement. We’re…

While Everyone’s Distracted Elsewhere…

The month before making that famous descent on his own personal gilded escalator, to bask in the adulation of a hired crowd while excoriating those less fortunate than himself, a certain overweight draft dodger with implausible hair proclaimed on Twitter, “I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me.” Yesterday, presuming things proceed as planned, his administrator of the…

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“Thanks again, as always, for making the now really bad news somewhat easier to tolerate. The truth, which is now seldom spoken, and never spoken by our nation’s “Liar in Chief,” just keeps getting worse and worse. I am thankful for our still (for now, anyway) free press and late night television comedians’ rants posted on Youtube about the state of our country.”

— E.S., Dover, N.H.

Admiral Fowle’s Piscataqua River Tidal Guide
(Not for Navigational Purposes)

Portsmouth, arguably the first town in this country not founded by religious extremists, is bounded on the north and east by the Piscataqua River, the second, third, or fourth fastest-flowing navigable river in the country…read more.