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Larry Thornberry
Larry Thornberry
Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.

My sources in New Orleans tell me, with justified bitterness and not entirely tongue-in-cheek, that the sign on the door of the officials’ dressing room at the Superdome next year will be in braille. It was pass interference. It was…

Will Rogers, long ago, had the most economical analysis and dismissal of the issue that currently worries wonks, swamp creatures, and those who take the mainstream media seriously. The insightful Will said, “It’s a good thing we don’t get all…

It’s not just me. My impression has been confirmed. There has been a flag-storm in the NFL this year where a record number of flags were thrown and penalties assessed over the regular season just ended. The new record is somewhere between 3,447…

It’s useful to know what the other side is up to. That’s why when I’m in my car — which is almost all local traffic such as the gym, the bank, the library, Publix, and the offices of the various…

I just put them all in the mail. OK, it may just be a Donald Segretti-like dirty trick. (Those who recognize the name are dating themselves.) But I have to admit, a bit juvenile or no, I enjoyed it. And…

Yesterday was a sad one for many who appreciate sound thinking expressed clearly with humor, courage, and humanity. When I read Charles Krauthammer’s moving letter of June 8, I hoped his physicians were wrong about his prospects. Alas, in fact…

Don’t look for President Trump’s executive order ending the practice of separating adult gate-crashers from their children (or from children they claim to be theirs) to have much effect on Democrats, the left-stream media, or advanced thinkers in the Republican…

Time does get away from us, doesn’t it? I was jolted Sunday morning to read that Bull Durham, my pick for the best baseball movie ever made, first appeared on the silver screen 30 years ago this week. Can this be true?…

Hypocrisy is a hardy political perennial. It’s so common we hardly notice it anymore. Both left and right are guilty of it, though the left quite a bit more. But rarely do we see an example of hypocrisy so pure…

I have nothing but respect for the craft of acting when it’s done well. But it’s a source of wonder to me that the opinions of actors, on subjects other than acting, should carry any more weight with us than…

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