The Body Politic
—H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), journalist, author and curmudgeon, Notes on Democracy, 1926 (Thanks to alert WORDster Karl Petruso)
• Editorial Comment: So many examples of the wisdom of the masses. Take Congress. Please.
PeezPix by Ted Pease
Time for Pie
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