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by | Aug 29, 2013

New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow survived the first round of roster cuts this week. Will he make it to the beginning of the regular season? Tebow was among the team’s most prominent offseason acquisitions. The sports press buzzed with…

by | Aug 27, 2013

WHEN BARACK OBAMA won a second term, many conservatives and libertarians despaired. It seemed that the tipping point between the “makers and the takers,” between a constitutional republic and a social democracy, had been reached. That was certainly vanquished Republican…

by | Jul 15, 2013

In April, I departed for Dallas as part of my book tour. “Tour” might be a bit of an exaggeration. Most of my stops were virtual, with me on the other end of a telephone line from a radio talk…

by | Jul 8, 2013

The next round of presidential primaries is mercifully far off, with the wall-to-wall campaign ads from the last one less than a year behind us. But it’s not too early to predict that barring a major change, the Democrats and…

by | Jun 27, 2013

In the 2010 NFL draft, the New England Patriots selected two tight ends who some analysts considered first round talents at bargain prices. Rob Gronkowski went in the second round. Aaron Hernandez was chosen in the fourth. Gronkowski fell in…

by | Jun 11, 2013

Many commenters took strong exception to my use of the word “polarizing” to describe Tim Tebow in my column on the quarterback’s arrival in New England. One called it “using the left’s language.” To polarize, according to one definition, is…

by | Jun 11, 2013

The most polarizing player in the NFL has now joined forces with the league’s most controversial coach. The New England Patriots’ surprise signing of quarterback Tim Tebow has haters hating and speculators speculating. How will Bill Belichick use Tebow? We’re…

by | Apr 1, 2013

If you want to get a good example of the schizophrenia that plagues the Republican Party on big government, look no further than Clinton crew refugee Dick Morris. “Republicans need to focus their fire on spending, spending and spending,” Morris…

by | Mar 11, 2013

Can this marriage be saved? No, not Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, who finally appear to be getting a divorce. At issue is the football marriage between Wes Welker and the New England Patriots. Over six seasons in Foxboro, the…

by | Mar 1, 2013

The end of the world is upon us. Soon the federal government will start to increase its spending more slowly than originally planned. The numbers are terrifying. Spending will rise about $44 billion less this year due to sequestration, with…

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