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  2. It is a special time when Americans open their homes and hearts and give freely to each other regardless of color, creed, gender association, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.
     

  3. The week’s best editorial cartoons

    Artists take on the Ebola outbreak, gay marriage, and more

     

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  5. You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.
     


  6. In terms of the actual physical experience, imagine something like this: Forgo sleep for 24 hours, skip lunch and dinner, stand outside of a house in the rain at 3 a.m. for several hours, take a cab to the airport and finally board a plane to a large city for a four-hour flight. Repeat this regimen for several days in a row.
     


  7. We need to be more like Disney World.
     

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  9. Anybody who thinks that if I step down, Obama could appoint someone like me, they’re misguided.
     


  10. We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it.
     

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  13. Americans have lost their taste for collective sacrifice… so when a frightening enemy like al Qaeda or ISIS threatens our sense of security, it suits nearly everyone for the president to blow up the bad guys without asking 99 percent of us to interrupt our pursuit of happiness.
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    Pretending we’re not at war

    Presidents no longer ask Congress to declare war when ordering the military into action. That suits most Americans just fine.