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The truth is more complicated than we’ve been led to believe, as Charles Leerhsen discovered when researching his new bio. More in my Sunday column.
Today on the front of America’s liveliest paper:
A look at decaying buildings put up for a single purpose and unsuitable for much else.
The Olympics, like much else pushed by big government, are simply an excuse for reaching into the pocket of the average taxpayer to please and benefit elites. As a Keynesian economic stimulus, they are a proven failure. So are [...]
Danny Boyle’s opening ceremonies for London 2012 promise to be an exercise in cultural self-loathing. He has said he has been inspired by “Frankenstein” and promises to emphasize angry-proletarian themes. More in my op-ed column in today’s Post.
John Tamny on why football would be safer without helmets (hence nobody banging skulls together):
Indeed, returning to Tullock’s logic, it’s the pads and helmets that make football the often gruesomely violent and debilitating sport that it is today. Rugby players are doubtless tough, but the lack of pads and helmets ensures for those who play [...]
Today I have an op-ed in The Post reflecting on the instructive role shame appears to have played in the case of the chastened Tiger Woods.
I can’t picture Peyton on the Jets because a) there’s too much drama on the club and (b) he doesn’t want to be constantly compared to his brother in the excitable New York press. I don’t picture him in Denver. I think when Peyton thinks of snowy days, he doesn’t have fond memories. His people [...]
Now that the Peyton Manning era has come to a frustrating end, paradoxically I’m not really a Colts fan anymore. Such is my respect for the man that I’m now a fan of whatever team he plays for next year, and this after 35 years of (admittedly irrational) cheering for the Colts, a vaguely cursed [...]
Thanks to Gregg Easterbrook for writing bracingly about fortune’s role in the Super Bowl. The Giants and Patriots are evenly matched. It basically comes down to a coin flip as to which team wins. Tyree doesn’t make that catch in the first one? Giants lose. Welker comes down with that big play in the second [...]
It’s hard to think of Clint Eastwood as dishonest, isn’t it? But it’s either that or he’s just too dumb to realize his Super Bowl ad was an Obama campaign commercial. He denies here that the ad that David Axelrod and Michael Moore love and Karl Rove dislikes was pro-Obama..
Consider the many left-leaning movies he’s [...]