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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 

"Some dreams are bad dreams"

Not only is Rachel Maddow's address to Smith College one of the very best commencement speeches I have ever heard, it's also one of the best concise arguments for why one might want to be a "liberal" (and a stinging rebuke to the excessive end of traditional American rugged individualism to boot).

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