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Larry Thornberry
Larry Thornberry
Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.
by | Feb 5, 2020

The only reason not to trade Mitt Romney to the Democrats for a case of Sam Adams and a ball girl to the named later is it’s vital to keep a Republican majority in the Senate. Mitt — a spinster…

by | Feb 2, 2020

Tampa Having been in the news biz myself, I totally understand the appeal of the speculative and provocative column. They’re easy to write, they titillate excitable readers, and they absolve the columnist of finding something truly informative or amusing to…

by | Feb 1, 2020

As a longtime and deep-dyed fan of the Grand Old Game, I’ve been asked more than once if I think baseball is still “the national pastime.” Well, clearly not as much as it used to be. Watching a game takes…

by | Jan 28, 2020

The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground by Justus Rosenberg (William Morrow, 288 pages, $28.99) There’s a mini-trend just now in the book publishing biz. It seems to have dawned simultaneously on many 95-plus year-old veterans…

by | Jan 22, 2020

We may as well take a TV news vacation until the Senate votes down the Democrats’ attempted coup, which voting down, we can pray, will happen sometime this year. I made the mistake just now of flipping on the news…

by | Jan 20, 2020

Cardio exercise has many benefits. Without it I fear my blood pressure and waistline would reach unseemly dimensions. When my back isn’t acting up, I try to put in an hour of it five or six days a week at…

by | Jan 19, 2020

Elites sneered when Norman Vincent Peale said similar stuff. In fact, during his 1956 presidential campaign, Adlai Stevenson, who fancied himself an intellectual and didn’t mind if others did too, snarked that “Speaking as a Christian, I find the Apostle…

by | Jan 15, 2020

Former Red Sox manager Alex Cora is the latest victim of the latest sign-stealing flap in Major League Baseball. The Sawks sacked Cora on Tuesday after former Astros manager A. J. Hinch was cashiered on Monday, all based on MLB’s…

by | Jan 14, 2020

You saw it here first. You won’t see it anywhere else. Yet another American Spectator exclusive. On this morning’s web, The American Spectator’s able editorial director Wlady Pleszczynski has found and presented for our amazement an image few in the known…

by | Jan 12, 2020

Marianne, we hardly knew ye. Just as well, I guess. My only concern is who will Shirley MacLaine vote for now. La Williamson’s departure was inevitable, of course. Mars is out of line with the Moon, and Venus is very…

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