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Mike Barnicle

Blog Entries by Mike Barnicle

Driving Through History

Posted November 3, 2008 | 17:39:16 (EST)

NEW YORK - Here he was, driving through the intersection of history and culture, wearing a face brighter than a thousand, brilliant suns simply because he would be getting a chance to vote on Tuesday, his oldest son's ninth birthday. His name is Francois "Frank" Pluviose, a 42-year-old New York...

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McCain at Sunset

Posted October 16, 2008 | 15:44:10 (EST)

Now, with less than three weeks to the end, he comes to the country staggering toward defeat, his pride and honor certainly diminished by the incoherence of his campaign and the absurdity of the choice he agreed to when it came to picking someone who would share a national ticket...

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Race Is All the Clintons Have Left

Posted May 7, 2008 | 16:42:27 (EST)

Sitting there on the set, listening to the endless wrap-ups and explanation of the exit polls, I was on the verge of faking my own death on national TV in order to go talk to myself about the obvious, unspoken equation in the little there is left to this fight...

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Pennsylvania, and the Anonymous Few Dying Half a World Away

Posted April 21, 2008 | 12:17:29 (EST)

PHILADELPHIA - I spent a morning last week looking for Francis Xavier Kane on his anniversary even though I knew he was gone, lost all those years ago, exactly 40, when he was killed April 21, 1968 a few miles west of a lethal place called Quang Tri City in...

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