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GOP Convention Update: Profiling

Convention crowds gather around people of celebrity. For a person who watches little to no television and pays limited attention to the mainstream media, these characters are often unidentifiable save for the cameras swarming around them. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a notable exception. Some of the Convention’s ostensible celebrities, like actor Janine Turner […]

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GOP Convention Update: r3VOLution

Tea Party Patriots litter the crowd, causing the occasional minor stir. Small groups leave the convention hall in protest chanting, “As Maine goes, so goes the nation.” Despite best efforts, their shouting is inaudible and, essentially, impotent. Ron Paul brought the national debt to the awareness of young supporters AND he’s contributed to the dictionary. […]

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GOP video snapshot: Ani DeGroot, Iowa Delegation

Ani DeGroot, Iowa City resident, youngest delegate in the Iowa Delegation to the 2012 GOP National Convention, and member of the Rules Committee – interviewed on the fly in the very loud hall of the Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012. A combination of laryngitis and a jenky point and […]

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GOP Convention Update: AC/DC

“It began with a perfect Triple-A credit rating for the United States; it ends with a downgraded America,” Ryan laments. He adds anecdotes about small town America, family life on the street where he grew up (and still lives), and about back when he had to dirty his soft hands just to make a buck. […]

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