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by | Feb 11, 2019

Knowing of my love of baseball, including the college game, a friend kindly sent me a clip from the Gainesville Sun, a story about a new baseball yard being built on the campus of the University of Florida. The shocking datum in…

by | Dec 14, 2017

Yes, Virginia, after thousands of books, lectures, debates, veteran memoirs, and documentaries, there is still something to say about World War II that advances our knowledge of that tragic, deadly and totally unnecessary world conflagration that claimed 65 million lives and changed the shape of the world. Military historian and Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson says it in his huge, dense, and important new book.

by | Dec 12, 2017

Geoffrey Norman’s fine tribute this morning to the annual Army-Navy football game catalogues many of the reason why I try not to miss it. I hope all TAS regulars read the column and watched the Snow Bowl from Philadelphia last Saturday. Please…

by | Dec 7, 2017

“Comedian”/Senator Al Franken has announced he will hit the silk after a maudlin, self-serving, and less-than-honest speech on the Senate floor late this morning. (No, Al, this is about you.) Perhaps now Al can go back to Minnesota and put…

by | Dec 6, 2017

There’s never a bad day to remember and salute those who’ve fought to protect America. But there are special days when this is particularly appropriate. December 7 is one of those days. It was 76 years ago tomorrow that the…

by | Dec 4, 2017

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales By P.D. James (Knopf, 194 pages, $21) It’s a challenge to write engaging mystery or detective short-stories. Some of the finest crime novelists have tried it with less than gratifying results. The difficulty is…

by | Dec 1, 2017

U.S. Immigration officials say they will deport Mexican citizen Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man who was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges in San Francisco Thursday in the killing of Kate Steinle. That’s the thing to do, I guess….

by | Apr 14, 2017

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…

by | Apr 12, 2017

Life is full of pleasurable things that don’t need to be speeded up. Consider the fine dinner with enjoyable company and a more than passable wine. Reading the well-written novel. Listening to classical music. And of course, there are certain…

by | Mar 31, 2017

Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day. (Democrats thought it was November 9.) So be careful not to be taken in. Journalists are just as likely to try to take advantage as anyone. So be alert for and skeptical of headlines like…

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