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The course of time works against Republicans in Texas

published 2nd of october - about demographic change and likely party affiliation in George W. Bush's hometurf, Texas

 

www.wienerzeitung.at/nachrichten/welt/weltpolitik/491089_Zeit-arbeitet-gegen-Republikaner.html 

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Seeing your own country as a foreigner

Seeing your own country as a foreigner

One of the goals of the WPI Fellowship is to make America understandable for the ten foreign journalists who each year travel throughout the country to get in touch with the different aspects of its society, its politics, its media, its people, its partisan divisions.

Ely Echo Community Forum, Minnesota

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Squeezing the steel symbol of Texas between her legs

Squeezing the steel symbol of Texas between her legs

 

Thick cloud of mild perfumes, scent of tobacco leaves and sweat covers the tremor of the blues and jazz maestros in the South. The Lone star casts silver shine over a hormonal pandemonium in the humid Texas evening. Tonight is the high point of the mating season.

A single conversation manages to leap across the alcoholic symphony of loud female laughter and deep male roar.

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Love, Peace and Frogs.

  Love, Peace and Frogs - that is the slogan, reproduced countless times on T-Shirts, Mugs, bracelets and bags. All available in the gift store of the Rainforest Cafe. In Chicago there is one gigantic Rainforest Cafe which seems to be basically a theme-parked food chain in front of the hotel.

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Personal Reflections

Personal Reflections

This going to be cheesy, corny, drippy, sugary... No apologies, you have been warned.

Its real name is 'Cloud Gate', but people commonly refer to it as 'The Egg'. It's a beautiful sculpture in the middle of Millenium Park, in Chicago, and on its smooth, silvery, mirror-like surface you can see reflected the sky, the city and... well, you.

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Hispanics relish growing electoral clout

Published in The Australian newspaper, October 1

 JORGE Ramos has a simple explanation for the intense political spotlight being shone on the US Hispanic community. "They need us," he says, pointing out that to become president, a candidate needs about 11 million Hispanic votes.

Ramos is the charismatic frontman for Univision, the Miami-based Spanish-language television network that is now the fifth largest in the nation.

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