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10-2-2019 the hockey season begins. The leaves turn colors, the nights get a bit colder, but none of that matters. As poetic as Fall might be even for those that grow a bit older this is not a game for old men. I played hockey until I came to the day when I knew that […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see France, Germany, and the UK conclude that Iran attacked Saudi Arabia earlier this month and that there is no other plausible explanation. They also groan over the political circus about to begin as House Democrats appear to be moving en […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that Hong Kong – at the direction of Communist China – has withdrawn the extradition bill that sparked massive protests, but they’re still not sure this story will have a happy ending. They also pummel Bloomberg News and reporter Ben Penn […]

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Baseball is going to die a rapid death if they don’t do something drastic about the pace of play.

I’ve had full season tickets to the Milwaukee Brewers for 25 seasons. Before I got married and had kids I always went to 70-plus games a season. I’d even take half-day vacation time to go to the weekday day games. My best season in 2001 I attended a total of 85 games (two pre-season, two road games, and all 81 home games), and I only left one game early, it was a weeknight that it went into extra innings and I was the ride for a friend who couldn’t stay any longer.

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Something I must’ve heard of in a sci-fi movie seen on TV in the 1960s. I cannot place it. Was it even for real? Maybe just one more idea I simply soaked up in childhood. At least with another idea I also soaked up in childhood, I can give a citation – not quite of […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome a decision from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that strongly boosts the freedom of conscience in a culture that often wants to crush any departure from liberal groupthink. They also take a wait and see approach as media outlets fret about […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are back! Today, they enjoy watching Democrats wasting time and money in pushing Rep. Joseph Kennedy III to launch a primary challenge against incumbent Democratic Sen. Ed Markey, but Jim also explains why it’s long past time to stop fawning over the Kennedys. Jim […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome new polling showing that even in our bitterly divided, a strong majority of New Yorkers have a strongly negative opinion of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. They also slam Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro for publicizing the names of San Antonio […]

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I love the fact something like this can happen: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/rockies/2019/08/02/mlb-nathan-patterson-fan-96-mph-signs-athletics/1898405001/\ More

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and guest host Greg Knapp break down the next round of Democratic debates beginning tonight. They shake their heads at the FBI and other agencies being implicated in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. And they discuss Beto O’Rourke’s mother publicly offering campaign advice for her son. (Gregory Knapp is […]

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It is my policy to contribute to Wikipedia just once per year – and always on a talk tab. It is also my policy to scowl at Ricochet posts that consist principally or only of a hyperlink. But here’s one right now: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Arena_da_Amazônia#Graphic_Soccer_Metric More

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President Trump welcomes Special OlympiansOn Thursday, July 18, President Trump welcomed America’s team of world-class athletes to the White House, celebrating their accomplishments. No, it wasn’t the pack of subsidized spoiled soccer brats who showed their contempt for our flag, our Constitution, and all Americans who dared disagree with their Lexus Leftism.

It was the true winners in life of our Special Olympics team, who were being honored, showcased in the most powerful office in the world, the Oval Office.

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Last Friday night, I spent the evening at our new minor league baseball park. A local book club invited me to go to a game with them. We watched the Augusta Greenjackets host the Greensboro Grasshoppers (don’t you just love minor league baseball team names?). I hadn’t been to a Greenjackets game in years, and […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cover Amy McGrath’s campaign to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky and hope that Democrats spend a lot of money on a candidate who has very little chance of winning. They also discuss the controversy brewing over Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s involvement […]

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I’m a subscriber to a weekly newspaper The Italian Tribune, a still in print news outlet for Italian-Americans. Obviously I’m of Italian ethnicity. Like most newspapers they have main features, regular articles, and little sidebars of particular interest. I just went through my June 6th edition and saw this little sidebar that I think the […]

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I love women’s golf and women’s tennis. After that? Meh. But women’s sports stories like this are fabulous: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7201657/American-teen-15-takes-idol-Venus-Williams-week-sitting-exams.html More

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Imagine that you are one of the most successful and richest black men in America. You’re adored by millions for your athletic skills. You’re on the covers of magazines and the subject of glowing television profiles. And you use that celebrity to rail against the President of the United States as being racist, a threat […]

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Many people find semantics boring. But I never did. An ongoing discussion in Ricochet’s Gamers and Geeks group about the definition of roleplaying games (RPGs) reminds me of my philosophy professor’s lesson on semantics. When trying to clearly identify what a thing is, identifying what it is not can be helpful. Our teacher challenged us […]

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