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Larry Thornberry
Larry Thornberry
Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.
by | Mar 25, 2020

Monday, for the first time, decision-makers, even Gov. Cuomo of New Yawk, began talking about the need to restart the economy. To return to the often-maligned American normal. Perhaps there’s a ray of light at the end of this doleful…

by | Mar 22, 2020

French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal was on to something when he said, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Well, maybe not all. Homo sapiens have other unattractive tics. Pascal would…

by | Mar 21, 2020

Sheltering in place has hardly been onerous chez Thornberry so far. The fridge and pantry are chock full. We have ample supplies of beer and wine, along with a bit of single malt and about a half bottle of Early Times….

by | Mar 10, 2020

I first learned of Max von Sydow’s passing by reading Nic Rowan’s fine tribute about midnight-30 today. I enjoyed a good deal of Max’s work. To name just one, I liked his portrayal of the intelligent but amoral assassin in Three Days of the Condor….

by | Mar 4, 2020

Geez. I thought Democrats were in favor of sexual equality. Furthering the Sexual Revolution. Advancing women up and through the glass ceiling. Diversity, affirmative action, and all the rest. If so, why did they kick Elizabeth Warren to the curb…

by | Mar 2, 2020

A bit of thinning out at last. Tom Steyer is out of the race, presumably to return to his default job of passing out big bucks to left causes and nutcase candidates. I guess he didn’t care for last week’s…

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…

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