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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.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tiny town of Stuart celebrates a big win

STUART, Va. (By Lisa O'Donnell, Winston-Salem Journal) - Because she wakes up each morning at 3 to fix biscuits and gravy for the customers at The Coffee Break Café in downtown Stuart, Mary Alley likes to lay out her clothes before going to bed.

Sunday night, there was no question what she would wear on Monday — a white T-shirt emblazoned with the name of Trevor Bayne, the new reigning champion of the Daytona 500.

Bayne's stunning victory in NASCAR's signature race has set the sports world abuzz.


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