There's always been a bit of a preacher about Bruce in concert, but his latest tour in support of his excellent Wrecking Ball album is truly a religious experience in a non-denominational yet very soulful way.
The same personality characteristics that led George Steinbrenner to his angry, firing behavior also led to his kindly, charitable acts. In fact, Mr. Steinbrenner was completely consistent in his behavior.
The flags in the house that George built will fly at half-mast. The patriarch of the largest sports franchise in the world has passed. George Michael Steinbrenner was a simple man who saved a giant in the Yankees and changed the world of sports.
So let's they greenlight the remake of The Wizard of Oz, and the casting begins. Can I at least make my suggestions? Rather than try to make The New Improved Loud Wizard of Oz, a big gaudy production, why not do an eight party TV series with all the best reality show stars.
Green Party activists will turn up the heat on Democratic leaders, drawing in wider circles of the left in the process. The Obama camp and Chicago party bosses will be working to contain that influence.