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Maine: coastline on a clean, cold sea.
A political epic with a cast of thousands.
California has often spun the cautionary tales of American progress.
Smog. Sprawl. Ronald Reagan.
Republicans are running it as a shell game to distract from their misdeeds--don't play along.
The Administration appears to be bent on teaching liberal states a lesson.
His daddy, his appointees at FERC and his old buddies at Enron screwed the state, but good.
New Jersey: a vegetable patch and spare bedroom for the big cities on either side.
They're back now, but Texas's few living elected Democrats, who fled to
Oklahoma pursued by minions of the law, are said to remain unrepentant.
The proximate cause was a redistricting map, but