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by Vici Developer | Oct 31, 2013

THANKS FOR A great July-August issue, whose quality almost made up for the fact that I had to stretch it out for two months! An especially delectable summer treat was “Tragedy 303,” Florence King’s hilarious dissection of Racine’s Phedre. I…

For more than three decades, millions have looked forward to reading his authoritative words every Thursday morning in theWashington Post and other media outlets. For the past decade or so, millions more tune in every weeknight to hear his resonant voice…

by Vici Developer | Oct 31, 2013

EVERY FRIDAY I love to tune in to the PBS NewsHour to catch David Brooks (supposedly) representing the right in an exchange about the week’s top stories. He was in especially good form four days into the October shutdown, if…

I can’t remember ever disagreeing with Grover Norquist. But his commentary on immigration (“Samuel Gompers Versus Reagan,” TAS, Septemeber 2013) left me wondering which one of us has missed the point. Mr. Norquist seems to argue that House and Senate…

It’s hard not to like him, even though the act wears thin. Last Memorial Day weekend I happened to be at Cornell, where rising Democratic star Cory Booker delivered the Convocation address on the Saturday of the weekend-long commencement. There…

by Vici Developer | Oct 25, 2013

The scariest thing about Halloween isn’t the goblins, those kids egging your house, or biting down on a sharp surprise in a Special Dark. It’s adults who impersonate children.  Halloween, a holiday for children, has transformed into an unholy day for adults;…

MLB umpire Wally Bell died suddenly on Monday of a massive heart attack. He was 48.  Bell had been a big league umpire for 21 seasons and had been working the NLDS between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals. He…

Wow!!! Well, things sure looked bleak for the Massachusetts Nine. After striking out 17 times and nearly being no-hit in Game 1 of the ALCS by Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers bullpen (Daniel Nava singled off Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit…

For the second year in a row, the Detroit Tigers bested the Oakland A’s in the ALDS with both series going five games.  The Tigers defeated the A’s 3-0. Justin Verlander pitched eight innings of shutout ball allowing only two…

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 tonight to win the NLDS and advance to the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Adam Wainwright started Game 5 for the Cardinals a pitched a complete game surrendering only one…

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