Larry Thornberry

Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.

Throw Combinations in Montana

 

My sources in Missoula have read me portions of the Montana GOP’s secret campaign manual. The top three electoral principles there, according to the source, are, (1) use your jab, (2) throw combinations, and (3) work the body. The manual refers to candidates as “contenders.” OK, just having a little fun with the latest news […]

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The Same Guy

 

There wasn’t much of use to take away from that Psychology 101 course I took all those years ago. (The main lesson I took away from it was not to take Psychology 201.) But learning about the defense mechanism of projection was instructive. Using this we can know what leftists are thinking and doing by […]

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Wonder How Long?

 

According to a Rasmussen telephone survey this week, only 29 percent of respondents believe that most recent college graduates have the skill to successfully enter the work place. We’re entitled to wonder that it’s this high, considering the endless news of the sheer dopiness taking place on campus. Can it possibly be long before a […]

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Jeb! and the Fish

 

Looking at the headline to this column, you might have thought it was about a new rock band. (Not to worry, I’ll never write about rock — it gives me a rash.) But, no. I just want TAS readers to be aware that the sports press is reporting that Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has agreed in […]

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George Orwell, Call Your Office

 

By now, alert observers of the passing public scene have gotten used to language as well as principles being battered in the political process. Along the way, not only is freedom lost, but often coherence as well. The contest in France between anti-globalist Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, whom major media have agreed to […]

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If You Like Your Problem, You Can Keep Your Problem

 

The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showing Donald Trump with a falling job approval rating — 54 percent disapprove to 40 percent approve — has gotten wide print and broadcast coverage. But most of the coverage has been on how Trump’s numbers have been trending, down from February, and how he compares with previous […]

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Haze Gray and Underway: America’s Destroyers in the Pacific War

 

Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II’s Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron By John Wukovits (Da Capo Press, 320 pages, $28) In Tin Can Titans, naval historian and prolific author John Wukovits has given us an inspiring story of courage, duty, sacrifice, and devotion to country in the most trying […]

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Just When You Thought Harvard Couldn’t Get More Daft  

 

On the March 31 op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal, find a fine piece by the Manhattan Institute’s estimable Heather Mac Donald panning Harvard University’s new requirement for English majors there (academic crackpots have just about made my college major extinct) that they take a course in authors “marginalized for historical reasons.” One doesn’t have to […]

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The Increasingly Annoying Commissioner

 

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has a way to go to become as annoying as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. But he’s working on it. As has been well documented, Goodell and Silver seem to think it’s the mission of their ostensible sports leagues to promote left-wing cultural politics, especially to punish […]

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Good Friday By Any Other Name

 

As I arrived at my gym today I was informed by a sign on the front door that said gym will be closed tomorrow for something called “Spring Day.” Well, isn’t that special? My gym is operated by the City of Tampa. So I assume “Spring Day” is a way to give employees a day […]

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