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At Thanksgiving, three ways to trump politics

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According to front page stories everywhere, America is bracing for a tense holiday weekend. Our biggest seasonal challenge used to be arranging the place cards to keep Drunk Uncle’s hands away from Junior’s girlfriend. After years of practice, most families have survival strategies for annual airings of grievances over who Mom loves best. But is there enough Xanax in Grandma’s medicine cabinet to take the edge off the First Thanksgiving After Trump? Probably not, so here are some Hatfield &…

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Rain-free Fourths of July make for more Republicans, and other holiday stats

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The U.S. Census Bureau is nothing without mountains of data about America, and the Fourth of July is no different. So, here are some “red, white and blue” stats to chew on for the holiday: In July 1776, about 2.5 million people lived in the newly independent nation. Today, America has grown to 318.4 million. The U.S. imported about $206.3 million worth of fireworks from China in 2013. In comparison, fireworks exports came to just $10.2 million, with Israel buying $2.7 million, the most of any…

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Bloomberg columnist: Stop whining, Pensacola

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Bloomberg columnist Matthew Lynn writes that we Americans should to stop whining. He recommends that BP quit apologizing and instead go on the attack. “…there are no words BP can use to apologize sufficiently for the damage the leak has caused. Whatever it says, it’s still going to be the most reviled company in America. Instead BP should try a different tack. It should tell the U.S., and everybody in it, to go take a hike. In reality, the U.S.…

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Fave commercial: Levi’s Go Forth

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I can’t resist viewing again and again this commercial from Levi’s Go Forth campaign (inspired by the Walt Whitman poem America):

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