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No Hole in One Against Trump

 

It used to be men, including most American Presidents since Woodrow Wilson, could find sanctuary on the golf course. Those days are over. With golf’s perennial event, The Masters, only two weeks away, an interview with one of the world’s best golfers, Rory McIlroy, caught my attention. “I mean, in this day and age, where […]

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Transgender Weight Lifter (Surprise!) Wins Against Women

 

A man taking female hormones won a weight-lifting competition in Australia. The New Zealander transitioned in his thirties. He was a man throughout his highest testosterone production then decided to be a woman. Laurel Hubbard, 39, won the women’s over 90kg division at the Australian International competition in Melbourne on Sunday, but the win has […]

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The Hannity-Juan Williams Gun Dust-Up

 

Here we go again. Anyone who knows Sean Hannity, once described as “the nicest guy in the building” — “the building” being the News Corporation headquarters of Fox News — knows this is a dead-on description of the Fox News and talk radio star. I know. Personally. Sean Hannity — bereft still at the loss […]

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Balkanized Baseball

 

We are constantly being told that America needs to embrace diversity, but it would be nice if the proponents of diversity would return the favor and embrace being American. Case in point is the ongoing World Baseball Classic, which could just as easily be called the Balkanized Ball Games. Since its origins in 2006, the […]

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Bat Fetch 

 

Here’s one that will get your mind off the divisions and conflicts of the day in the best possible way.  Combine baseball and dogs, two very fine things, and you have this great 14-minute story about three generations of golden retrievers who retrieved bats, like a bat-boy only with more fur and with four-on-the-floor, for […]

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Hockey Puck Injustice

 

The past week in sports highlighted two very different but nevertheless telling narratives that prove, in the end, even leftist ideals are subject to the market forces of supply and demand. First up was cop-hating, Castro-loving knucklehead Colin Kaepernick. The much-maligned pregame protester and quarterback announced that he no longer will be taking a knee […]

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Trump’s America: Stuck in the Past No More

 

I often go to Dodger playoff games, or at least I did until my political break up. I was always a Yankee fan, but as they say, “When in Rome…” I found it fascinating how focused the Dodgers were on their past. As if it was still the summer of ’63 and the summer of […]

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Politicizing Everything: MLB Edition

 

Tuesday there was an interesting — to use the term loosely, since there are far more descriptive adjectives available — article at ESPN.com by that organization’s major league baseball writer Jayson Stark about the big leagues and politics. The title? “With nation deeply divided, MLB’s silence speaks volumes”… BEFORE THEY STRETCHED, before they played catch, […]

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The Revolution Moves to the Bathroom

 

Washington As I find myself happily on the far side of middle age, I had assumed that I was now exempt from at least some of the cultural battles roaring through American society. How wrong I was. Recently I found myself, despite my utter insouciance to gender politics, of a sudden, hauled onto the battlefield. […]

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ESPN Loses Its Magic

 

Healey’s Rule loosely states that when your opponent is digging a hole for himself, whatever you do, don’t stop him. So it was from a quiet distance that conservatives watched as political correctness creamed one of its own. At issue was basketball legend Magic Johnson. The controversy centered on comments that ESPN’s commentator Dan Le Batard made […]

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