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The National Spelling Bee and the Evolution of Everyday Conversation

Hi. My name is Melanie and I am laodicean – pococurante, even – when it comes to being cymotrichous. That. Sounded. Weird. But one day it may not. I just used two winning words from previous National Spelling Bees, the 2012 edition is currently taking place in Washington, DC, and on your ESPN screens. Laodicean,…

Photo: Ad Depicts Bradley Manning as ‘Whistleblower’ and ‘Hero’

Photo: Ad Depicts Bradley Manning as ‘Whistleblower’ and ‘Hero’

Here’s the kind of thing you only see in Washington, DC. I saw this ad going into a Metro Station. It depicts Bradley Manning, the soldier behind the Wikileaks documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq in Afghanistan, as a whistleblower, hero, and patriot. The group behind the ad is the Bradley Manning Support Network…