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John Kelly's Commons: May 17, 2009 - May 23, 2009

BritNews RoundUp

Here's the sort of thing you'd expect to happen around the Washington area: A local government in the West Midlands of England has been filling in only one half of potholes, arguing that the other half is in the neighboring...

By John Kelly  |  May 22, 2009; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Seersucker and Spectators: Here Comes Summer

It's time for the changing of the fashion guard in Washington. With Memorial Day upon us we can finally trade our bankers' blue pinstripes for creamy seersucker. We can break out our black-and-white spectator shoes. I have a Panama hat...

By John Kelly  |  May 22, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Our Giant Panda Hopes Come Crashing Down

And so another year will pass without the pitter patter of little panda feet in Washington. Little giant panda feet, that is. Mei Xiang is not pregnant. There will be those who blame Obama. Didn't he promise change in Washington?...

By John Kelly  |  May 20, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Beer, Horses and Freedom: Drinking and the Preakness

I can find nowhere in the U.S. Constitution any promise of cheap beer. In fact, for many years, the Constitution banned any sort of beer at all. And yet, we Americans still consider easy access to cheap beer an inalienable...

By John Kelly  |  May 19, 2009; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Top Comments From Top Commoners

Once again, here are some of my favorite comments from last week's blogs and columns. In my blog post requesting items to stick in the perfect time capsule for 2009, laur_n had this suggestion: I think photos of someone updating...

By John Kelly  |  May 18, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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