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  • It's a certainty that has led us lately to probe the minds and intentions of long-dead men who wrote a document that continues to shape lives in a world they could not have anticipated any more than we can anticipate the rules for the colonization of Venus.

    Dr. Peggy Drexler: Once Again, a Time for Reflection

  • This occurred for the majority of their campaign until some enterprising Americans figured out that Obama was accepting credit card donations from Saddam Hussein and other long-dead dictators.

    Hey, what do these twelve legislators have in common? - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • I can appreciate the fact that David Brooks is one of the few conservatives who gets the idea that our country is in bad shape, and I can even give him some props for chastising the House Republicans for their insanity of suggesting things like spending freezes and kowtowing to the sacred memory of a long-dead president's economic philosophy that didn't work thirty years ago.

    Multitasking

  • Yet through his brother Gerald, a former Conservative minister who gave up politics to study the paranormal, the former prime minister entered into what purported to be a correspondence with a long-dead woman, whom many believed he had once loved.

    John Gray on humanity's quest for immortality

  • Perhaps, one day, these guys will talk about their records as politicians, not the reputation of a long-dead, detached president!

    South Carolina Republican releases new TV ad

  • I have always cursed my long-dead mother for naming us so.

    Valentines, part the first

  • Set back from the river, nestled in a grove of old live oaks wearing Spanish moss like the tattered clothes of long-dead ghosts, was a massive plantation house.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • The long-dead Parson Thirdly would, no doubt, also enjoy a little 3D Thor.

    John Lundberg: The Apocalypse in Verse

  • Alas those are projects are long-dead and Aeronautics at NASA is a hollow shell of what it was, it may not be possible to address the issues required to get away from capsules in the near future.

    Ares 1 Abort Study Update - NASA Watch

  • Which would mean that some long-dead warlord was fighting to take over his already damaged mind.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

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