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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Remember when super-patriots denounced the Vietnam Wall as “a black gash of shame”?
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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The word “iconic” is overused these days, but it’s a perfect adjective for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., which has become perhaps the most popular of shrines in our nation’s capital.

But younger Americans who aren’t old enough to remember the Vietnam War also aren’t old enough to remember the great controversy that surrounded the establishment of the memorial — the so-called Vietnam Wall — some 30 years ago.

Like the war itself, creation of the wall memorializing it was a messy business that didn’t always reflect honorably on the American people. The young student who designed the ...

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