Columns

The Freak Show: The Worst Generation

In his bestselling book, The Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw wrote about the generation of Americans that, first and foremost, saved the world from the Nazis. If they hadn’t accomplished that, the world wou...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Baseball

I don’t know how I convinced the publisher of this paper to let me cover the Yankees and Mets in 1980 but I did. The Phillies won the World Series that year for the first time since their 1883 inception and...

Deleted Scenes: This Whole Thing

After being acquitted of the murder of her daughter, Caylee, hyper-exposed defendant Casey Anthony was released from prison on Sunday, July 17, out on time served for charges of lying to the cops. Much bett...

The Freak Show: Republican Puppets

Ever hear of Grover Norquist? Not many people have. Yet he’s the “power behind the scenes” guiding the Republican refusal to compromise on the “budget cuts” vs. “revenue raising” negotiations that have held...
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Reality Check: Debt Ceiling Stare Down

By August 2 we will learn the final and binding results of the 2010 mid-term elections. This is when the nation’s debt ceiling needs to be raised, as it’s been some 70 times over the past half century, includin...
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