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  • He tied that long-past debate to L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. That went over so well in the classroom, at least as compared to asking students to read William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech, that Littlefield published his idea in an American Quarterly essay called "The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism."

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • In the long-past days when company names described what companies actually did, ITT Corp. was sturdily known as International Telephone & Telegraph.

    What's in a Xylem? ITT Unveils Its New Offspring

  • In fact, Be My Baby premiered at Soho Theatre back in 1998 and it remains a vibrant and upfront account of a long-past era when getting pregnant before you were married was a social stigma.

    This week's new theatre

  • My personal feeling is that first-degree murder suspects should be pursued relentlessly to the end of their lives (this includes the Holocaust perpetrators), but all other crimes, no matter how serious, must have implied expiration dates (even if a conviction was made) because otherwise the system would become entirely consumed with righting long-past wrongs and no suspect or victim would ever again get timely resolution of their case in the courts.

    Reader poll: Send Roman Polanski to prison? (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • How many of us can remember what we were reading and thinking about at the time of long-past conversations?

    World Wide Mind

  • We are used to commemorating the anniversaries of long-past civil rights milestones.

    Arianna Huffington: HuffPost's New eBook Examines the Successful Fight to Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

  • Egypt has shaken our docility and the courage of others has forced us to face our own apathy, in this nation where time is measured in "Revolutionary" commemorations of long-past events, tucked in the yellowing folders of the bureaucrats.

    Yoani Sanchez: So Far From Cairo

  • This means that it is no longer the direct concern of any living person dwelling in states other than those in question how the latter states manage their natural resources, since not only are the people involved in these long-past events dead, but the expanses of territory gained by them have long since been paid for in full.

    Bush Administration v. Environmental Groups

  • They have been since the long-past doctor glut of the 1980s.

    Wonk Room » Baucus And Grassley Preview What Bipartisan Health Reform Will Look Like

  • This richness is both overwhelming and empowering, because the human scale helps make it possible to imagine oneself a witness to or even a participant in long-past events.

    Where the Ancient Past Is Palpably Present

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