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The American Staff
Five years ago, Al Gore was the much-mocked pol who blew a gimme with his stiff demeanor and know-it-all style. Today? C'mon, admit it: You like him again.
On democratic wrongs both past and present, as told by two books and a new commission study on reform.
Christopher D. Cook
Senator Barack Obama
Give it a thin veneer of moral condemnation, and it's all good.
Conservatives struggle between their rational and emotional selves.
They're already saying it might be impossible if Barack Obama hurts their feelings.
Because the truth is that the Affordable Care Act has ended up costing less than was originally predicted.
At the root of the uncertainty lies a pervasive doubt: whether the South can sustain the American Dream of each generation moving up and doing better than previous generations.