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What Was the Real Message from Jon Stewart's Rally? The Message from Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity

Much was said before the event, but now that it's occurred, what is the takeaway? What was the Rally to Restore Sanity, anyway?

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Is Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity Apolitical? Why Is Jon Stewart Pretending the Rally to Restore Sanity Is Apolitical?

A GOOD writer, on the eve of Jon Stewart's big "million moderate march" rally in Washington, contemplates the event's curious messaging.


Jon Stewart’s been working hard for the last month to keep things apolitical with his Million Moderate March on the National Mall tomorrow. He put a conservative Miss Georgia contestant on the Sanity Bus. He made fun of the Code Pink ladies, who are heroes among the anti-war left. He even went out of his way to uninvite not just the Obama’s-a-secret-Muslim-socialist assault-rifle toters, but the 9/11-was-an-inside-job lefty loons as well.

Because, you know, this isn’t a rally for the extreme screamers! (Wait, tone down that explanation point.) It’s a rally for people who don’t have time for rallies. For the “70-80-percenters.” For the people who want their “inside voices” to be heard. Never mind “left” and “right.”

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The Patriots

How do you erect an entire museum to an idea as divisive and abstract as patriotism? A trip to Atlanta's newest tourist attraction invites the...

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