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  • The merchants sometimes encounter distrust, most often ill-deserved.

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  • The problem is not so much Schlafly as it is the veneer of ill-deserved respectability that cloaks her activism.

    Asher Smith: America Descends to Phyllis Schlafly's Level

  • According to this analysis, "the guns of August" were always likely to go off, unless power could be wrested in time from the crowned heads who so ill-deserved it.

    Family Matters

  • The Klan, it seemed, still had an ill-deserved reputation for chivalry in some circles left over from the period in the 1920s when it would horsewhip wayward husbands.

    Leonard Zeskind: Haley Barbour Has No Excuse

  • The NRSC has a new cartoon attacking Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) for her role in directing ill-deserved money to the Saginaw Chippewa tribe back in 2002, while naturally neglecting to mention two other, arguably more prominent and inarguably more Republican players involved in the deal: disgraced ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT).

    Midterm Roundup

  • They will need our support, though, and it is critical that as we celebrate the holidays, we remember Janesville and hundreds of other towns around the country that have seen real quality "honest work" jobs go down the tubes while Wall Street elites collect their ill-deserved holiday bonuses on the taxpayer's dime.

    Scott Foval: Remember The Folks In Janesville This Holiday

  • I held my breath, hoping for mercy, but knowing it was so ill-deserved that I didn't even bother to pray.

    Mercy and Grace - A little and a lot.

  • And, if you remember, McLeish got even luckier with a last gasp and ill-deserved winner against Georgia at Hampden and followed that up with an utter disgrace of a team selection and set up in the return tie.

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  • He chaired the Fed's Board of Governors from the time he was appointed in August, 1987 to when he stepped down January 31, 2006 amidst a hail of ill-deserved praise for his stewardship during good and perilous times.

    Greenspan's Dark Legacy Unmasked

  • Of him they spoke: some asserting that he was the best of citizens, and that in his sole instance banishment had been ill-deserved.

    Hellenica

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