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The Media Myth of the Dyad

Partners in crime are rarely what they seem on TV

Partners in crime are rarely what they seem on TV.

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Two years ago, I wrote about my long-standing problems with Comcast’s broadband and television service. The intermittent outages, the frequent slowdowns, the unavailable phone support, and the incompetent repair people, to whom Comcast had outsourced its service to customers. So why did I stick with Comcast? Well, the people Verizon sent over couldn’t figure out how to connect the FIOS line from the garage across the house to the cable television and computer. In addition, Comcast not only promised to be good but made me one of those $99 a month offers for phone, internet, and TV that I couldn

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The elder statesman. The dynastic icon. The man of personal excess. The man of a thousand legislative accomplishments. As the tributes and obituaries attest, Ted Kennedy was all of these things, at one time or another--for better and, yes, sometimes for worse. Like he famously said of his slain brother, Robert, Ted Kennedy "need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life." But Ted Kennedy was something else, too. He was a crusader.

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David Cay Johnston, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his innovative coverage of our tax system, retired this year as a investigative reporter for The New York Times.

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 (S.V. Dáte has covered Florida politics for a dozen years, and today, aside from writing this piece on the budding Jeb Bush/Charlie Crist rivalry, he will be filing occasional dispatches from the Sunshine State.

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