October 15, 2007
At dawn I fired up my old Ford farm tractor. It is three years older than I am and the same age as my wife, who has weathered the decades far better than it has. Various fluids leak out when it is parked or running. The power steering works only occasionally. The engine runs hot if it has worked too
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Immigration reform is not domestic policy; its foreign policy.
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