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  • Katie Falkenberg/The Washington Times
Two young women listen attentively to a speaker Thursday at the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

    BARBER: Conservative - the new cool

    Comedian Jim Wiegand - aka "Jim Wiggins, the last hippie in America" - is a throwback to a bygone era. The hilarious 70-year-old wisecracker is known for, among other things, a quite liberal worldview. He's also known for raising Joe Wiegand, his rebellious, good-for-nothing son. Apart from sharing both a sharp sense of humor and mutual love and admiration, father and son see eye to eye on little else.

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