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Seth Swirsky

Entries by Seth Swirsky

Major League Baseball Is Making an Error With Instant Replay

(16) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 4:36 PM

Starting next year, Major League Baseball (MLB) will institute limited Instant Replay to decide close plays and the, on the whole, rare missed-calls by its professional umpires. I say Boooo! While all of us want all the calls to be right so the deserving team wins based on its true...

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Meet the Beatle!

(42) Comments | Posted June 16, 2010 | 12:53 PM

Dear Sir Paul,

I thought you might enjoy a story of what it's like when a very longtime fan of yours has the opportunity to meet you, unexpectedly.

When I saw you running on the treadmill at my gym, it didn't register for a good, long moment that it was...

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When In Doubt, Blame Bush

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2009 | 11:15 AM

President Obama's 30 some-odd days have not been something to write home about. Of course, he did inherit a financial crisis, but he's clearly made it worse with his Jimmy Carteresque doom-and-gloom talk.

His poorly-vetted cabinet picks have been a mess and his foreign policy is so muddled that no...

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Why Should Obama's Poor Choices Surprise Anyone?

(2) Comments | Posted February 3, 2009 | 7:49 PM

Candidate Obama chose to be friends with William Ayres, the unrepentant terrorist. Yet, the leftist media thought it was more important to "vet" Bristol Palin's boyfriend's family.

Candidate Obama chose to allow Tony Rezko, now an indicted felon, to loan Obama $300,000 to help him buy his big home. The...

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The Beginning of the End for Obama

(3) Comments | Posted August 24, 2008 | 4:50 PM

Well, my greatest fears were not realized: Hillary Clinton was not chosen for Vice President by Barack Obama.

Instead, he chose the 35-year Senator, Joe Biden, the ultimate insider. Like his grandmother and his church, the "change" meme was just thrown under the bus!

More than not choosing Hillary, and...

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President George W. Bush Made Obama Possible

(15) Comments | Posted August 15, 2008 | 11:51 AM

Americans simply will not elect a liberal when they feel fear. Since President Bush deserves the credit for our security (through the countless actions he's initiated: tough FISA laws, winning in Iraq, taking on The Taliban in Afghanistan, etc.), he's made the Obama candidacy palatable.

Similarly, Jimmy...

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Obama's the Perfect Candidate for the Sally Field Party

(79) Comments | Posted May 18, 2008 | 7:26 PM

Actress Sally Field won an Oscar in 1979 for playing a union organizer in Norma Rae. Six years later, she won the same prized-award for her role in Places in the Heart, her acceptance speech earning its own special place in sound-bite history:

"...I've wanted more than anything to have...

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Liberal Mirror On The Wall

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2008 | 1:32 PM

To supporters of Barack Obama or Hillary supporters who would vote for Obama if he becomes the nominee:

Can you look into the mirror and say you support a candidate who associates, not casually, with:

1) The unrepentant, former terrorist, William Ayres. He blew up buildings as a member of...

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Common Sense and Obama

(5) Comments | Posted April 17, 2008 | 2:17 AM

A lot of Democrats must be secretly contemplating Barack Obama's electability after another "I misspoke" moment ("Americans are bitter").

Recent gaffe's and unexpected revelations have given us an insight into the Senator's judgement and character.

When Michelle Obama said that she wasn't proud of her country (the country that...

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Three Deaths Shaped Today's Left

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2008 | 2:36 PM

The decades-long doom-and-gloom narrative of the left started with the assassination of JFK in 1963, was reinforced by MLK's assassination in 1968, and was tattooed into their collective consciousnesses with the assassination of RFK only a few months later.

These tragic and emotionally traumatizing events gave the left something akin...

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Explaining the Left's Hunger for Obama

(97) Comments | Posted February 22, 2008 | 6:45 PM

He has passed no significant legislation, is head of no official movement, has never run a business and, until he gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, barely anyone had ever heard of him. And yet, Barack Obama appears poised to be the Democrats' standard bearer, with...

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Obama Playing a "Hope-a-Dope" Strategy

(32) Comments | Posted February 20, 2008 | 3:59 PM

In 1974, an aging Muhammad Ali was facing the much stronger George Foreman in a bout that came to be known as "The Rumble in the Jungle." Entering the ring Foreman, while not particularly popular was, by all accounts, the big odds on favorite not only to defeat Ali but...

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And Then, There's Al Gore

(43) Comments | Posted November 28, 2007 | 5:16 PM

When you really think about the crop of Democratic candidates for president, it's clear that their best hope to win in 2008, is not even on the playing field. That current, non-candidate is Al Gore. He's the only one who can match the experience, accomplishments and gravitas of Rudy Giuliani...

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While Bush Fights for America, The Democrats Fight Bush

(78) Comments | Posted November 19, 2007 | 3:02 PM

The Democrats' personal hatred towards President Bush - in light of the objective successes of his presidency - make clear the sad fact that they would rather see America fail if that failure made the president look bad.

The most urgent question after 9/11 was when we'd be hit again,...

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An Early Look at the Veepstakes

(15) Comments | Posted August 8, 2007 | 5:46 PM

Let's say that the election of 2008 is between Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. Who would be the best running mate for each one?

Hillary should choose Jim Webb, the freshman Senator from Virginia. He isn't afraid of his opponents ( a quality many Democrats crave and haven't had since...

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Obama and Sanjaya

(25) Comments | Posted April 3, 2007 | 11:27 AM

He's young and handsome, with looks both pretty and different, and he finds himself one of the front-runners for a position that is nothing less than the very pinnacle of his profession.

It is a position that, by skill and experience, he has shown himself utterly unworthy, but on...

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Bush Sounding Like T.R.

(15) Comments | Posted January 11, 2007 | 5:32 PM

President Bush spoke softly last night but carried a big stick. The message was clear: if Iran and Syria assist the insurgents in Iraq, they will be engaged. Now, you and I know that Iran will continue to engage American troops and try to disrupt our mission of stabilizing Iraq....

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To Democrats, It's Still "The President's Stupid," Stupid

(31) Comments | Posted December 8, 2006 | 11:41 AM

The Democrats must be feeling pretty good about things right now. They have waged a one-note campaign about the stupidity of George W. Bush since he won the 2000 election and their victory in the 2006 midterms finally, to them, validated their most passionate "position."

To the victors go the...

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The Day After

(49) Comments | Posted November 8, 2006 | 12:57 PM

It's disheartening that many on the Left's interpretation of last nights significant Democratic victory (and I offer my heartfelt 'congratulations') is that they are taking back the country from the "fearmongers". Did it ever occur to them that there is something to fear?

Radical Islam is metastisizing like a cancer...

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Bush's Decency Highlights Democrats Incivility

(140) Comments | Posted November 2, 2006 | 12:25 PM

One of the first things George W. Bush did after his inauguration in January, 2001, was invite Senator Edward M. Kennedy - along with his entire family - to the White House for a special screening of "13 Days," the hagiographic dramatization of Kennedy's brothers John and Robert's handling of...

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