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Could Limbaugh Be (Gasp) Wrong?

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I had better start by declaring that I consider the Rush Limbaugh show the best thing going on radio. I listen to it every chance I get, and Rush has been my treasured companion on many a long trek along the interstate highways. As a result, I have heard him repeat, more times than I…

Hillary Lays an Egg

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Thanks to the Amazon.com Web site, we have an intriguing, ongoing straw poll gauging the prospects of Hillary Clinton for president. Spoiler alert: If the poll is a valid indicator, her prospects look pretty stinky.A couple of weeks ago, Mrs. Clinton came out with a new book, entitled “Hard Choices,” about her four-year tenure as…

America Honors a Hero

Speech prepared for delivery by President Obama at the dedication next month of a new national monument in Bunghole, Idaho:THE PRESIDENT: Ladies and gentlemen, I stand here in Bunghole to dedicate a new national monument to one of the most famous Americans of Colonial times. Yes, I know that prominent people from Colonial times don’t…

In Defense of Hillary Clinton

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How many of you remember this? In 2000, when Hillary Clinton was campaigning for her first term in the Senate, someone came out with a book suggesting that she might be anti-Semitic, or at least that she made anti-Semitic remarks. At the time it seemed possible that this could deal a death blow to her…

Hillary and That Shoe: The Real Story

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A couple of nights ago, as Hillary Clinton started to address a gathering of recycling experts in Las Vegas, a woman came striding down the aisle toward the stage and threw a shoe at her. Hillary, claiming to be unsure what was thrown, called out “Was that a bat?” I don’t think she meant bat…

Famous People Who Have Known Me: Adam Clayton Powell,Jr.

Anybody want to hear about my encounter with Adam Clayton Powell Jr.? It must have been around 1963. I was a newspaperman in Philadelphia, and Powell, an ultra-flamboyant congressman and minister at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, was in town for a speaking engagement. Beforehand, he was made available for a press conference, where…

If God Exists, then What the Hell is going on?

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My own, modest opinion is that there is not enough evidence available, pro or con, to determine whether there is a God – at least in the biblical sense. And there probably never will be enough evidence. We can only study the matter by indirection, sort of like looking at an eclipse of the sun…

What if Jackie Robinson had been like Obama?

When Branch Rickey determined to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, he wisely recruited Jackie Robinson, a stellar athlete in multiple sports, who soon established himself as one of the greats of the game, black or white, and went on to easily earn a plaque in the Hall of Fame. He was an…