Minnie Minoso of the Chicago White Sox was this contributor's real hero, not the many politicians he knew.
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The truth is that lawmakers have been in bed with the NFL for decades.
New innovations in digital music have led to a decrease in online piracy and an increase in online discovery of emerging musicians.
Like Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July, the Super Bowl is a great national secular holiday.
Nothing — especially not a football game — measures up to the seriousness of Watergate.
Over the past few decades, ratings for violent movies have become progressively more tolerant.
Twenty-five years ago today, the eyes of the nation were on San Francisco.
The football-über-alles culture has not changed appreciably.
The Washington Post asks this morning if England is really a good fit for the EU. The answer is of course, no, but getting to "no" is no easy matter.
In the movie "Men in Black," the intuitive agent turns to the tabloids to get to the greater truths. Look today to the tabloids: Baby bump on Princess Kate — Harry says it will be a boy. And incidentally, England's Prince Harry met this past week warrior-to-warrior with Arizona Sen. John McCain in a most poignant moment of reflection on our most noble and honorable women and men injured in sacrifice for our joint national purposes.
President Obama’s expressed concerns about violence in football a week before the Super Bowl seem oddly calculated. Are his recent comments intended to parallel his campaign against guns and his assault on the Second Amendment? Are we Americans — the ones who watch the Super Bowl — inherently violent? He wouldn't want his boys to play, if he had any. They might hurt themselves. Surely, a viewing of Hockey Night in Canada would send Obama to the fainting couch. But it is not hard to see him in future days high up in the stands with Bill Clinton and Mick Jagger and old friend Beckham and his Spice Girls missus, hoping against hope that some unheard-of Third World nation, newly thrown together by Western clerks and movie actors, will win the World Cup in soccer (and swooning with disgust when it goes once again to those gnarly Germans).