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The LeBron Saga Comes to an End

(36) Comments | Posted July 8, 2010 | 2:12 PM

The big news is coming today. Travis Outlaw has signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the New Jersey Nets. Okay, maybe it's not the biggest news (but Outlaw is a pretty good player and although that's a big deal for a player of Outlaw's abilities, we live in a...

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Where is LeBron Going? Everyone Knows

(9) Comments | Posted July 1, 2010 | 2:34 PM

Today is the biggest day in recent NBA history, and no games will be played. July 1st is the day that the NBA changes, and I for one love it.

I know, some people say LeBron-mania overshadowed the playoffs. Maybe it did. But part of the reason I still...

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Obama and Rudy Giuliani: What the President Should Learn From Rudy's First Term

(1) Comments | Posted June 1, 2010 | 2:56 PM

I have said this here before, and I'll say it again. The Obama folks are wasting their time if they are looking at the Clinton and Reagan presidencies for inspiration. Clinton was the guy who could feel your pain. He understood how you felt, which made it okay to feel...

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Sarah Palin's Letter to David Letterman

(7) Comments | Posted June 16, 2009 | 4:27 PM

Dear Dave,

I take to heart your belated apology for your disgusting, inappropriate joke about my daughter. It took a long time for you to man up and realize that the good American people really don't see the humor, quite frankly, in joking about having sex with a 14-year old.

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Why Would Anyone Want to Be Governor of California?

(17) Comments | Posted June 11, 2009 | 8:11 PM

When you climb to the very top of your profession, it should be a cause for celebration. After all, you have reached the pinnacle of your chosen career. Whether you are running Disney, Northrop-Grumman or the Los Angeles Lakers, when you become the number one executive, you can take a...

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Cheney in 2012? It's Cheney in 2010

(5) Comments | Posted May 12, 2009 | 4:08 PM

There are those who write that Dick Cheney should have run for President in 2008. There are those, on this Web site in particular, who say he should run in 2012. But Dick Cheney's outspokenness, his attacks on President Obama, and his remarks in favor of torture and Rush Limbaugh,...

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Besides Obama: Who Else Will Sell the President's Agenda?

(2) Comments | Posted May 8, 2009 | 3:26 PM

If I had to pick a salesman to sell ice to eskimos, I would probably select Barack Obama. He's that good. So when his Administration needs to sell its enormous agenda to the public, President Obama is almost always the person doing the selling.

I get it. If you...

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Stop Picking on Miss California

(62) Comments | Posted May 7, 2009 | 2:39 PM

Please. Miss California answered a question from controversial blogger Perez Hilton on gay marriage. Gay marriage is a subject that prompts much disagreement, and while I am certainly on the side of gay marriage, let's remember that many of the most respected, progressive leaders in this country do not hold...

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Time for Yankees to Say Goodbye to A-Rod

(33) Comments | Posted May 1, 2009 | 2:24 PM

Baseball engenders great nicknames, and the New York Yankees, the most storied franchise in all of sports, certainly have had their fair share. There's the Babe, Joltin' Joe, Mr. October, and Bitch Tits.

That's right, according to a new book by esteemed writer Selena Roberts, Alex Rodriguez's teammates on...

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Will the Democratic Party Face No Opposition?

(6) Comments | Posted April 30, 2009 | 8:28 PM

For the last Idon'tknowhowlong, Republicans and Democrats have been locked in partisan warfare that has gone on for longer than the 100 Years War, the Arab-Israeli conflict, or what it feels like to sit through one episode of "The Real Housewives of NYC."

The Republicans like to refer to...

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How the Media is Exploiting Craigslist Killer's Victim Julissa Brisman

(11) Comments | Posted April 21, 2009 | 6:55 PM

Today, maybe even right now, you can turn on the TV and see pictures of Julissa Brisman, shot three times and murdered by the so-called "Craigslist" killer. The pictures of Julissa are not meant to be anodyne. These photos are provocative. They're sexual. And that's why they keep airing the...

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Obama's Situation -- It's Not FDR in 1933, It's Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 1994

(46) Comments | Posted April 20, 2009 | 8:07 PM

Many people have compared Barack Obama to FDR. Some have compared Obama to Ronald Reagan. A few (you can guess) have compared him to Jimmy Carter. But the truth is that Barack Obama's current leadership inspires recollection of another leader who came into office to find similar circumstances, and who...

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After the Torture Memos: Can We Stop Paying George W.'s Pension?

(87) Comments | Posted April 17, 2009 | 5:56 PM

Let's say an executive failed so miserably at their job that they were considered the worst at their job in the history of their company. They not only brought down their company, they brought down other businesses in their wake. And when they left their position, they then were given...

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President Obama's Trip to Iraq Today

(5) Comments | Posted March 27, 2009 | 2:12 PM

I thought the President was headed to Iraq a few days ago; I was wrong - it's today.

As I mentioned earlier, there are three reasons for President Obama to make this trip. One, to boost troop morale; two, to see the situation first-hand. And, three, crudely, for the...

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The Worst Sports Columnist in America

(9) Comments | Posted March 9, 2009 | 4:56 PM

All sports fans are nuts about their favorite teams, but not only are we zealous about our teams, we are fanatics about the people who write about our teams. If you grew up in Boston, you lived and died by Bob Ryan. In Philadelphia, it was Bill Conlin. In New...

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The Republican Party's Spokesperson Should Be...

(38) Comments | Posted March 6, 2009 | 2:17 PM

It is really remarkable to watch the Republican Party implode. This was the Party that had it all. The Presidency, Congress.

Today, their leading spokespeople are Bobby Jindall and Michael Steele. They watch President Obama's oratory and popularity, and they have tried to emulate him - with people of...

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John Thain's $35,000 Toilet

(43) Comments | Posted January 29, 2009 | 5:32 PM

When the Cold War ended, filmdom lost its greatest villain - the Russian spies and the Russian generals. Gone were the villains of Bond movies past, or even the foes in comedies such as "Spies Like Us." Many asked where we would find our new movie villains, and in the...

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In Defense of Tom Cruise

(86) Comments | Posted December 22, 2008 | 5:28 PM

I know what Tom Cruise did to make people bash him on a regular basis. He's a Scientologist; he says things that he has no business talking about on national TV (the Matt Lauer episode); and he has come across as insincere, bordering on nuts (the couch jumping).

I...

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What Makes For a Great Secretary of State?

(8) Comments | Posted November 19, 2008 | 2:51 PM

Here's what you need to be a great Secretary of State: a massive ego. You need to believe that you and you alone can sit down with Hamas and Abbas and get them to agree on a peace accord with Israel. You need to believe you are so special that...

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The Bradley Effect? No Chance

(47) Comments | Posted October 30, 2008 | 4:08 PM

Let me make a prediction: The polls will close a bit in the next few days. And then, on Election Day, Senator Obama will win by more than the polls show.

Here's another prediction: Undecideds - about 7% of the electorate still - will break for Obama. Why? Because...

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