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by | Feb 7, 2019

Full disclosure: I am a lifelong sports fan/junkie/obsessive. The kind of guy who takes his teams’ losses personally, as if something bad had happened in the family. My daughter is a college athlete, so they actually are a part of…

by | Jan 23, 2019

Earlier today Venezuelans took to the street to protest against Nicolas Maduro’s Chavista regime in Venezuela, but this protest was far from ordinary. Since Chavez’s death, the once oil-rich country has faced massive economic collapse and food shortages, a brutal militarized…

by | Jan 18, 2019

1:10 Update Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director addressed the March, speaking on her experiences that led to her shift to the pro-life cause. Johnson has a film titled Unplanned that will tell her story, see it March 29th….

by | Jan 3, 2019

The government of the once great Britain seriously seeks snowflakes for their army. Their recruitment posters are alarming: Britain’s most recent efforts to recruit millennials uses millennial stereotypes to recruit young people with cringe-inducing posters and video spots. Lest Americans…

by | Jan 2, 2019

It’s not just me. My impression has been confirmed. There has been a flag-storm in the NFL this year where a record number of flags were thrown and penalties assessed over the regular season just ended. The new record is somewhere between 3,447…

by | Dec 7, 2018

The form is simple, but the message is often deep. The haiku, a famous type of Japanese poetry, only consists of 17 syllables, with three lines made up of five, seven and five syllables. Apparently, when poker players aren’t sitting…

by | Dec 5, 2018

Raise your hand if you enjoy alcoholic beverages. Now raise your other hand if you love free markets. Alright, AmSpec readers, you can put both your arms back down — this is not a stick-up — and continue scrolling downward. Wouldn’t…

by | Dec 5, 2018

If there’s ever a most-liberal-Church-in-Boston contest, you might want to put a fiver on St. Susanna Parish, where it appears that not only is the personal political, but so is the religious. St. Susanna, located in the affluent Boston suburb…

by | Nov 30, 2018

Our Bill Croke’s melancholy observations on the contemporary public library are spot on.The plague he describes and laments is a national one, not restricted to the flesh pots of Idaho where Bill lives. My local in Tampa, at which I’m a…

by | Nov 18, 2018

Tampa My Sources in the Ron DeSantis transition team — he being Florida’s governor-elect when his election is certified Tuesday — tell me our Ron will hit the ground running when he assumes that office in January. He’s working on…

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