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Entries by Al Eisele from 10/2012

A Letter You Won't Be Reading in The New York Times

| Posted 10.02.2012 | Media

The reason I know the Times won't be using my letter is that Collins told me so in an exchange of emails shortly after I submitted it.

A Tribute to Sam Gibbons

| Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Too bad Sam Gibbons isn't still around to advise President Obama on the central issue of the 2012 election -- that was my first thought after hearing that the 92-year-old former Democratic congressman from Florida died on October 10.

George McGovern's Last Hurrah

| Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Thirty-five years after losing a landslide election to Richard Nixon and winning only one state -- Massachusetts -- that branded him as one of the biggest losers in American politics, George McGovern has claimed his place in history as one of its biggest winners.

The Faux Foreign Policy Debate

| Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

You call that a foreign policy debate? I call it the Big Bore in Boca Raton. I've seen and heard better debates over America's role in the world at my local Irish bar.

Remembering a Football Game That Made History

| Posted 10.27.2012 | Sports

When No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 8 Oklahoma face off in Norman, Okla., Saturday, none of the more than 82,000 spectators will be rooting harder for the Sooners, or with a greater sense of the storied rivalry between the two football powerhouses, than Jakie Sandefer.