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Friday, Sep 4, 2015

The American Spectator

Atlanta Braves Lose 10 in a Row; En Route to Worst Season in 25 Years

13 hours, 37 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

Mention the Atlanta Braves and one is likely to think of Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Chipper Jones as well as their 14 consecutive division titles, five NL pennants and a World Series title in 1995. Right now those days seem so far away as the team lost its 10th consecutive game.…
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Tweet for Tat (Curt Schilling vs. Gwen Ifill)

15 hours, 29 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

So ESPN sees fit to extend  Curt Schilling's suspension over his tweet. I've never heard of ESPN ever extending a suspension. Meanwhile, over at PBS, while their Ombudsman wasn't happy with Gwen Ifill's tweet, she will not be subject to any discipline. It all might be tweet for tat, but let me pose this…
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Greg Wallance’s Defense of Natalie Portman Misses the Mark

18 hours, 56 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column where I took actress and director Natalie Portman to task for criticizing the Jewish community for placing an overemphasis on the Holocaust at the expense of other genocides such as what took place in Rwanda over 20 years ago.A couple of days ago, Greg Wallance,…
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El Conservador No Es Un Hombre

20 hours, 59 minutes ago by Esther Goldberg

“El hombre no es conservador,” Jeb Bush told Miami reporters the other day.The man is not conservative. He was speaking about Donald Trump. It’s not that Jeb! has given up campaigning “joyfully. It’s that every day Trump attacks him with barbaridades,” Bush explained. Barbaridades are very, very bad…
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Fiorina Answers Question About Iran Quds Leader With Ease; Trump Calls It ‘Gotcha Question’

22 hours, 17 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

Yesterday, both Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s radio program. Hewitt asked both candidates about Gen. General Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Qud Forces who made headlines last month when he traveled to Russia to visit with Vladimir Putin in violation of existing sanctions…
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My Heart Goes Out to Kim Davis

16 hours, 25 minutes ago by Jay D. Homnick

Like two doomed ships that pass in storm We had crossed each other’s way; But we made no sign, we said no word, We had no word to say; For we did not meet in the holy night, But in the shameful day…I never saw sad men who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue We prisoners called…
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The Senator From MBNA (From Our January 1998 Issue)

20 hours, 56 minutes ago by Byron York

This past week, in its ongoing effort to protect Hillary Clinton from any challenge from Joe Biden, the New York Times ran a major story entitled, “Banking Ties Could Haunt Joe Biden in a Race With Populist Overtones.” The Times was especially concerned with “Mr. Biden’s own history with the financial…
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The Morning Spectacle: Labor Relations

20 hours, 56 minutes ago by Emily Zanotti

It's a holiday weekend in just a few short hours.In Our SightsYesterday, Donald Trump signed a "loyalty pledge," apparently reassuring the Republican Party that he will not run a third-party campaign if he's not selected as the GOP nominee. The agreement is non-binding, and while the Republicans provided…
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Justice, Not Social Justice

20 hours, 56 minutes ago by Daniel J. Flynn

Tom Brady’s a winner. You can glean that from that last-minute look on the face of cornerback Richard Sherman or by reading the scorching rebuke of the NFL by Judge Richard Berman.But you mainly understand this merely by watching—and not necessarily on fall Sundays—Tom Brady. But the jaundiced perspective…
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A Victory for Discipline, Properly Understood

20 hours, 56 minutes ago by W. James Antle III

My initial reaction to a federal judge tossing Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was as close to Rob Gronkowski spiking the football as I can get. As a longtime New England Patriots fan, it was difficult to avoid social media trash-talking: Court also awards quarterback the Super Bowl rings belonging…
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A Victory for Discipline, Properly Understood

20 hours, 56 minutes ago by W. James Antle III

My initial reaction to a federal judge tossing Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was as close to Rob Gronkowski spiking the football as I can get. As a longtime New England Patriots fan, it was difficult to avoid social media trash-talking: Court also awards quarterback the Super Bowl rings belonging…
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Are We Keeping You Up?

1 day, 16 hours ago by Larry Thornberry

Those of skeptical mind might think the woman in the white cap at this Jeb! campaign event is a plant, sent here by that clever dog Donald Trump to demonstrate what a low energy guy Jeb! is. But those who listen to Jeb!’s remarks here will no longer think so. It’s a minor miracle that the rest of the…
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Donald Trump’s September 3 Press Briefing

1 day, 19 hours ago by Esther Goldberg

Reince Priebus came to see Trump at his NYC offices today, after which Trump held a news briefing outside his building. The crowd seemed not to be able to get enough of him, and Trump obliged by taking more questions than he’d planned. Anyone watching this briefing would come away scratching their head,…
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Pigskin Pig-Headedness

1 day, 19 hours ago by Larry Thornberry

Well, that didn’t take long. A federal judge Thursday morning nullified NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for Brady’s alleged involvement in an inconsequence called deflate-gate. But before the ink had dried on Judge Richard Berman’s 40-page opinion,…
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President Obama "Spawned On" By Alaskan Salmon

1 day, 20 hours ago by Emily Zanotti

President Obama may consider his trip to Alaska an historic moment in his presidency, but one of the salmon he "caught" spending time Kanakanak Beach today wasn't as impressed as she was expected to be. That poor fish.
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Hillary Clinton's IT Aide Will Plead the Fifth if Subpoenaed

1 day, 20 hours ago by Emily Zanotti

Hillary Clinton's IT squad is scheduled to report to Congress shortly, to discuss the then-Secretary of State's questionable email choices. But, as it turns out, at least one person with direct knowledge of Clinton's email setup - her most trusted IT aide - has already lawyered up and is now refusing…
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Kim Davis Is Wrong, But So Is Jailing Her

1 day, 20 hours ago by Aaron Goldstein

Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused issue same-sex marriage licenses, has now been hauled off to jail for defying a court order to issue said licenses.I think Davis is in the wrong for not issuing the licenses. Davis might dislike gay marriage with a passion, but it is now legal in Kentucky via…
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How the Death of Aylan Kurdi Is Becoming an Issue in Canada’s Election (UPDATED)

1 day, 12 hours ago by Aaron Goldstein

The image of 3-year old Aylan Kurdi’s body being carried on a Turkish shore has jolted people all over the world about the Syrian refugee crisis.Over at Commentary, Noah Rothman writes scathingly about the response of Western governments to the crisis:A Syrian boy, maybe two or three-years-old lay motionless…
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Goodell Sacked

1 day, 12 hours ago by Larry Thornberry

It’s good to see the over-inflated Roger Goodell thrown for a loss.A federal judge has ruled that the NFL’s Grand Poobah cannot suspend New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over the ridiculous deflate-gate kerfuffle, which has gone on way longer than its lack of importance justifies.Judge Richard…
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Federal Judge Overturns Tom Brady Suspension (Or Jimmy Garoppolo Era Put on Hold)

1 day, 12 hours ago by Aaron Goldstein

For once Boston is cheering New York. Judge Richard Berman, a federal court judge in Manhattan, has overturned New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension for the Deflate-gate scandal.The suspension was handed down in May and upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell back in July. Brady…
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