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Author Archive: Nick Thomas

My turn: When is a Footlong not a foot long?

The answer, apparently, is when it’s a Subway sandwich. It seems these tasty, elongated snacks haven’t been measuring up to vigilant customers’ expectations lately. Armed with their trusty yardsticks, pernickety patrons aross the country have resolutely sunk the Sub’s promotional promise of being one foot long (or exactly 12 inches for the dimensionally challenged). Many […]

My turn: ‘Twas the Night Before Fiscal Cliff Mess

‘Twas the night before Cliff Mess, and throughout the land, Democrats, Republicans were taking a stand. Their positions unwavering, intractably firm, With donkey-like stubbornness or entrenched pachyderm. But the public were hopeful all snug in their beds, With visions of compromise alive in their heads. “Come on!” said the people in frustrated dismay. “Abandon this […]

My Turn: A president’s best friend

Most presidents welcome the company of a dog in the White House. The reason is simple: every Commander-in-Chief needs at least one faithful friend in Washington. For our current president, that loyal pal is Bo, a black and white Portuguese water dog the Obamas added to the family in 2009. Trained on the Wall Street […]

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