I grew up in a different world. Hey, I said different world, not different planet.
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When the Republicans took over Congress this year, the question was: Can they govern?
The first time I saw a pinball machine, or heard rock 'n' roll, was in the newsstand in the lobby of the Rose Hotel in downtown Christopher, Ill.
A responsible state would have drop-down oxygen masks installed in all homes, businesses, public buildings and animal shelters. Then, when its politicians, hands steepled in earnestness, utter the word "reform," lights would flash, horns would sound and the masks would appear just as the room begins...
Paul Hampton, the politics editor at the Sun Herald, has been with the Sun Herald since 1989 as copy editor, page designer, wire editor and news editor. He has a bachelor of arts in English from Southern Illinois University. You can follow him on Twitter at @JPaulHampton