DeLay's Last Dance Schlock. Conservatism suffers a grievous blow in Dancing With the Stars. Cable talker Tucker Carlson, looking like a gawky teenager at a bar mitzvah, comes in dead last. Tom DeLay's favorite, wholesome country singer Sara Evans, is second to last. Stayin' alive: Jerry Springer, whose cha-cha-cha gets him one slot ahead of Evans.
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Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.