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Geoffrey Norman
Geoffrey Norman
by | Mar 17, 2020

People like to say that Tom Brady came out of nowhere. They say he was the backup who might never have been a starter, much less a star — and finally a legend — if it had not been for…

by | Feb 4, 2020

Rush Limbaugh announced yesterday that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer. He used the modifier “advanced,” which does the seemingly impossible thing: it makes the word “cancer” sound even more ominous than it already did. Just hearing the word…

by | Jul 25, 2019

Iran’s seizure, at sea, of the British-flagged Stena Impero could be a serious threat to world peace. Or not. Events that seem small and random at the time can have large and terrible consequences. Ask Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Or consider…

by | Jul 13, 2019

The U.S. Women’s Soccer team came home with the trophy, but, of course, that isn’t the end of it. Winning, it seems, is not enough. The contemporary script called for some politics and protests over injustice and unequal treatment, without…

by | Jun 30, 2019

If you want to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president of the United States, then it seems you’ll need a plan. Several, in fact. And those plans must be big. This contest will be about what George H. W….

by | Jun 24, 2019

There was a time — and not so long ago — when America’s leaders would say that we were “addicted to oil,” and warn us that we could not “drill our way out of this.” This turned out to be…

by | Jun 6, 2019

When you think about D-Day on this 75th anniversary, there is much that stimulates a kind of awe. Strictly as a military problem the thing was one possible FUBAR (ask a Vet) piled upon another. At the big levels, strategic…

by | Jun 4, 2019

The Battle of Midway began 77 years ago, today. This anniversary (if that, indeed, is the right word) will be noted but not so lavishly as the one in two days time, in remembrance of D-Day. These were both great…

by | Apr 14, 2019

“There are no second acts in American lives.” The line is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and it is overused and demonstrably false as Tiger Woods proved on Sunday at the Masters. Fitzgerald probably would not appreciate the way his famous line…

by | Apr 11, 2019

Bernie Sanders has agreed to release his recent tax returns and, while he was at it, confessed to being a “millionaire.” He got that way, he explained, by writing a best-selling book. You, too, could be a millionaire, he said,…

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