Hey America, everything is going to be all right

I didn’t sleep last night. Did you?

The presidential election kept me on the edge of my seat until early this morning. At 5 a.m., my 14-year-old son, Aren, came into the office and asked, “Who won, Dad?”
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Why don’t you start your own airline and other ridiculous post-election suggestions

Have the bad guys won? It sure looks that way.
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Should Republicans blame the TSA for their loss?

When Susan Verbeeck attended a rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with her two daughters and a friend at the Virginia State Fairgrounds in Doswell, Va., earlier this month, she didn’t expect to be greeted by TSA agents.

But that’s exactly what she found blocking the entrance to the fair: a row of metal-detectors staffed by uniformed TSA agents.
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Whatever happened to the journey?

What’s more important to you — the journey or the destination?
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5 things the TSA doesn’t want you to see

This is a picture of two Transportation Security Administration screeners leaving work last week.

But look closely. They’re nowhere near an airport. In fact, if you’ve ever been to Washington, then you’ll recognize the area just outside a Metro station near a congressional office building.

This is just one the images the TSA didn’t want you to see last week.
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I voted

This isn’t a political blog, but … wait, this feels like déjà vu.

No, I’m not going to say anything else about the Juan Williams/NPR/Fox News controversy, except that I’m surprised my Orlando NPR affiliate took a a contrarian view on the issue.

Surprised, but not necessarily in a bad way. A majority of my readers (about 75 percent) said Williams’ comments didn’t cross the line, and many believed he shouldn’t have been fired.

But that’s not why I’m writing this post. In a seminar on travel blogging I gave a few weeks ago in Orlando, I mentioned that online journalists have a responsibility to encourage their readers to vote.
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