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Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

Happy Holidays from The Brandt Standard via Newseum Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial September 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole … Continue reading

In A Post-Postal World, Christmas Still Delivers

via Monica Hesse, The Washington Post The scent inside this squat federal building is not fir or cinnamon, but it does have its own particular holiday aroma: cardboard Priority Mail envelopes and packing tape. Christmas at the post office. Possibly the one time of year when everybody still makes a pilgrimage here. Over a lunch … Continue reading

Anonymous Donors Pay Off Kmart Layaway Accounts

via Margery A. Beck, AP, Yahoo News The young father stood in line at the Kmart layaway counter, wearing dirty clothes and worn-out boots. With him were three small children. He asked to pay something on his bill because he knew he wouldn’t be able to afford it all before Christmas. Then a mysterious woman stepped up … Continue reading

Rick Perry’s Anti-Gay Iowa Ad Divides His Top Staff

via Sam Stein, The Huffington Post Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s newest television ad criticizing the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was created over the objections of at least one top staff member, sources in the Perry campaign tell The Huffington Post. The spot, which began airing in Iowa on Wednesday, features the governor questioning … Continue reading

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