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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Down, down goes Black, into his personal Inferno

By Paul O'Connor
Winston-Salem Journal

At times during the past six months, House Speaker Jim Black has probably felt like the protagonist in the epic poem Inferno. As weeks have passed, Black has steadily descended deeper into his personal, political hell, the weight of each new revelation of wrongdoing increasing his ordeal.


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