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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, September 24, 2006

A Need to Breed

Fox News

Good news for workers in Russia's Ulyanovsk province who all got an afternoon off this week, courtesy of the local governor. The catch? He has something specific in mind for that afternoon away from the office.

With Mother Russia facing a population crisis, Governor Sergey Morozov urged residents to spend the afternoon, well, to go home and make a baby. It is part of his "Give birth to a patriot" campaign. He's also offering incentives to parents who give birth on the next Russian Independence Day ranging from a refrigerator or washing machine to a new car.


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