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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.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A High Mark: 40 years ago today, mountain became a beloved state park

PILOT MOUNTAIN (Winston-Salem Journal) - Ravens float on the wind, and rhododendron bloom along Pilot Mountain -- a rocky outcropping between Winston-Salem and Mount Airy that for years has been a landmark for travelers and a peaceful retreat for locals.

The mountain can be majestic and humble, rugged and delicate. It offers views of more than 3,000 square miles on a clear day. And, at 2,421 feet above sea level, it can be awe-inspiring.

"You can look out and see things that you can't see from anywhere else," said Vann Cox, 67, who grew up in the nearby town of Pilot Mountain.


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