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The Washington Post Covers The Hard News: Expensive Haircuts

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It’s apparently a vacation day at the Washington Post, as John Solomon somehow got this non-story (an exclusive with John Edwards’s hair stylist!) through a vacationing editor. For once, I find myself agreeing with a campaign spokesperson:

“Breaking news — John Edwards got some expensive haircuts and probably didn’t pay enough attention to the bills,” said spokeswoman Colleen Murray. “He didn’t lie about weapons of mass destruction or spring Scooter Libby; he just got some expensive
haircuts.”

Here’s an idea for the Post, and Matt Drudge, who of course, promoted the story. How about covering average Americans who pay outrageous, often family devastating amounts, for basic medical care in the richest country in the world?

Nah…definitely not as important.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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