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A day in the life: The Donald chronicles

Dear Diary,

Donald Trump here. How you doing? One of my aides suggested I write some of my thoughts down for history like real American leaders used to do back in the day. She said it’d be a record for when they write the history books, and while that may be true, I also never tell a beautiful woman “no.”

I’m still contemplating whether to call you Diary or Journal in respects to the first sounding kind of fruity, but I think I’ll stick with Diary for now. Anyway, I suppose I’m not really writing this to you, Diary, but to the world. This is my gift to them: my beautiful words. Read more

Evolution: Slouching toward the truth

When Charles Darwin published his famous book about evolution, On the Origins of Species, in 1859, he created a religious firestorm that continues to rage. From the pulpit, preachers across the globe decried the idea that man had not been created in the image of God (or by God at all) but had instead evolved from lesser species over billions of years to our current form.

The evidence used to support Darwin’s theory has only surmounted in the more than 150 years since its publication. And yet, despite the enormous amount of supporting evidence and broad consensus among the scientific community, large portions of the population continue to dismiss it as heathen drivel. Read more

2012: The greatest show on earth

Yesterday, with a flurry of text messages and emails to supporters, President Barack Obama formally announced his intentions to seek another term in 2012. Recycling his 2008 campaign logo — a red-and-white-striped rising sun encapsulated in a blue circle — the Obama campaign declared in a video accompanied by strumming guitar music that “it begins with us” as “supporters” voiced the need to make good on the achievements of the past few years and re-elect the president.

Despite whatever perceived accomplishments he may have, Obama faces an uphill battle. He has shifted dramatically on numerous issues during his first term, upsetting not only members of his base but also moderates who voted for the change he promised. Read more