Some moments in life provide such extraordinary images of courage and hope that they demand to be celebrated. The 4th of July provides the perfect backdrop to acknowledge the sacrifices of so many that gave so much to provide the freedoms that we enjoy in this country.
Once again, baseball writers are about to discriminate against a talented player for merely being the best at his position. If the sport was more about being a meritocracy, we would have a few more votes for Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel for the Cy Young Award.
Just beyond the Plaque Gallery of luminaries immortalized in bronze lies the Baseball Hall of Fame's library, where I couldn't resist getting an inside look from director Jim Gates, who is in his 20th year overseeing its vast collection.
Despite what many consider to be a racist, degrading, insulting and out-of-date mascot, the Washington Redskins football team refuses to change the team's name. No need to penalize the home team. I've come up with the perfect replacement.
It's worth pausing and imagining a national Tea Party movement that was as tough on banks, and corporate excess as it is on food stamps. Our liberty and prosperity are as much affected by the power of large corporations as they are by large governments.