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Shameless plug for Howard Dean for President!
If you haven't already, sign up to vote for Dean (or don't). Of all the front runner candidates, I like this guy the most. I could be much happier with a Dean presidency than with the current guy, or any of the other dem front runners.

Sport Update:
The Cal Bears trounced Arizona 42-14 at Memorial Stadium. Go Bears!

Another Linguist Discussing Politics:
In the great tradition of other prominent linguists, George Lakoff of UC Berkeley has thrown his hat into the political arena and discusses why, from a linguistics point of view, progressives are having trouble getting their message out the the american people.

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