Wattree on Mandela: Homeward Bound
Richard Day: Cold in Minnesota, and in the Hearts of Men
Ramona On Martin Bashir
David Beckham cheated on Victoria with a hooker!!!
Now, before you jump on me for sensationalizing this, remember, I was, and still occasionally am a sports writer. It's a position I take seriously. It's an honorable profession.
The NFL and its players have a reputation problem. It seems that every 10 minutes or so, an NFL player or former NFL player is being accused of assaulting a woman or worse. As problem’s go, it’s not a good one. But with the incredible popularity of the game, thus far things like rape and domestic abuse have barely made a dent in the game.
New York Jets reporter Ines Sainz has a reputation problem as well. She’s just too damned hot. She’s so hot, in fact, that any type of sexual harassment against her must be her fault. Combine a misogynistic landscape with a sexy woman and what do you expect, anyway? [Read more]
You just aren’t American if you aren’t protesting something.
More Bad Eggs: Remember, if you’re going to make an omelet, you’re going to have to give a few thousand people salmonella.
Freedom isn’t free. So why is freedom of religion tax-free? At my latest post at “Alan Colmes Presents Liberaland,” I take a look at whether it’s time to pull the non-profit rug from underneath Churches. [Read more]
From time to time I’ve been known to escape the confines of this blog, and this week is one of those times, as I have some stories up at The National, an English newspaper in the United Arab Emirates.
The stories – given to me by former colleague Paul Oberjuerge – were on sporting venues in South America. The three stories:
The Debate is over. The chicken came first.
Utah’s List: So someone in the Utah government releases a list of names of alleged illegal immigrants and sends it all around. Can someone explain to me again how Obama is the Nazi? [Read more]
Thierry Henry is headed for New York. Who is Thierry Henry? Well, that's a complicated question.
Wait. No, it's not. He's a cheater.
I understand that cheating, or at least pushing the limits of fair play, is a part of soccer. But it doesn't mean I have to like it. Inadvertent handballs are one thing, but catching the ball and putting it on your foot is certainly another. He didn't even try to hide it. [Read more]
The arrival of heavily armed monsters barely caused a stir with most Americans (HT Dvorak).
Small Banks Can Bite It: Seems the bailout of mega-banks has hurt smaller banks. But they can deal with it themselves.
Friday morning I was in Cleveland, where all the news was about LeBron James. That afternoon, I got on a plane and flew to Not Cleveland in order to attend a wedding. Now I'm back.
The wedding was delightful, except for one thing. Several people I spoke with were firmly convinced that the city of Cleveland was basically on fire. They were grateful that I had gotten out of town "before they burn it down." I blame ESPN for this.
Spain Takes First World Cup: In a game that featured two beautiful teams playing rough-and-tumble soccer, Andre Iniesta hit an overtime goal to give Spain it’s first World Cup title as it beat Netherlands 1-0, and concluded a successful World Cup in South Africa. [Read more]
While millions will be rooting on Holland or Spain in today’s World Cup Final, let us not forget the pain felt by those eliminated. In Brazil, where soccer is King, Queen and the rest of the royal court, the disappointment of seeing their side knocked out was too much for many. Especially young Salomão: [Read more]
LeBron James may be new to town, but he better learn that Miami belongs to Dexter Morgan.
Johannes Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter – the least possible sentence – after shooting an immobilized and unarmed Oscar Grant on the Oakland Subway system. Here’s how some media organizations described the aftermath: [Read more]
ALASKA - Moments after releasing a meandering video that seemed to point out that she wanted white women on the streets, Sarah Palin dropped another bombshell - She will be LeBron James' pick for Vice-President.
"When Mr. James finally signs with the Miami Heat, I'll be there, as someone who has helped him become who he is today," said Palin, who was Governor of Alaska until she quit for better paying opportunities. "Much like I understand foreign policy because Russia is near my home, I understand the NBA because I played high school basketball." [Read more]