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By Ken Stern 

Week three and the wait has just begun

 


Steady as she goes. In the old days, before planes or even cars, the metaphor for the nation was Ship of State. Is it smooth sailing? Are we battered by high winds and storms? Are there clouds on the horizon? Can we get over the (sand) bar? Are we on course? Never fear, the Captain’s steady hand is on the helm. The Captain will guide us into port.

As a nation, we have always embraced the myth of a strong leader, whether that was General Washington or General Custer. From the first landings in Virginia and Massachusetts we have always pushed forward. Ohio was only the first Northwest Terr...



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