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James Traub, reviewing a new book on Dominican baseball success in today’s N.Y Times, blames the dearth of Cuban baseball talent in the U.S. on “the United States’ trade embargo against Cuba, which shut off the flow of Cuban players after 1962 (unless they were willing to defect).”
Here I thought it was Castro’s totalitarian policies that kept all Cubans, including the baseball players, imprisoned on their own island all these years, except for those brave few who risked life and limb to defect. But that’s not the way the New York Times and its contributors see the world. And so we have a new kind of economic law: The way to beat an embargo is to defect to the embargoer, hoping that the target of the embargo doesn’t shoot you first.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online