While the Iron Lady was laid to rest, Billy Bragg toured the world, still shaking his fist, oddly beholden to the excesses of Thatcherism and the many deficits of modern life.
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Near the Freecreditscore.com VIP lounge and just up the street from a food truck selling $17 ribeye steak, I found Billy Bragg in a Texas church.
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