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Bob Franken: Political cruelty

...know that sooner or even sooner, the bankers, the corporate types, all of them get their way. We are well aware of Mark Twain's description of "best government money can buy." It was true in the 19th century, more so now. And there seems...
Bob Franken: Prep post Obama

...but for the next two-plus years, it'll be the Obama administration that will be dealing with them. To paraphrase Mark Twain: The death of Obama's presidency is somewhat exaggerated. But short of the all-consuming crises, he won't be...
Rich Lowry: Warning - literature ahead

...experienced strong racial language while floating on a multiracial raft down the Mississippi River. Before the novel starts, Mark Twain includes a little note for readers, "Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons...
The Bookworm Sez: A different twist on the western in 'Thicket' planned to write a story set in, oh, about 1916 in Texas. Borrow a little from "The Wizard of Oz," a little Mark Twain, and make a nod toward classic western literature. Add humor, some savagery, and remove just about everything "PC...
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The insult assault

...He's just prematurely orange."Go back a little further, and we can turn to Will Rogers, and further still to Mark Twain for slams that have stood the test of time. Rogers described Congress as "the best that money can buy" in the 1930s...
Pioneer Potluck: More school stories He read the Virginian - all chapters - Huckleberry Finn with great expression and much emotion. He read most of Mark Twain's books and all Robert Frost and Robert Service poems. We didn't have to put our head down on the desk for a nap...
Finding the right words

Mark Twain, the American writer of "Huck Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" fame, once wrote: "The difference between the almost right word and...
Counting heads on the Killey

Mark Twain, comparing water in the west with the Mississippi River, didn't consider anything you could jump over or wade across a river...
Nikiski Community News

...Hello to my Nikiski neighbors. "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Mark Twain I recently celebrated another birthday and found the quote to be fitting. This time of year is one of my favorites...
Giving it the old college try: Legislature must address lack of need-based aid for students

There is a well-known aphorism, often attributed to Mark Twain: "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session." While the issues currently before the...


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