Daily Archives: July 12, 2005

The Commissioner Weighs In

From what I understand, the decision by the International Olympic Committee to eliminate baseball and softball was most likely prompted by two problems with American baseball. (Softball, it seems, was pretty much an innocent bystander.) What were the problems? First, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

”When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of … Continue reading

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Bush Gets Cute on Rove

WASHINGTON, July 12 – President Bush offered only a stony silence today when he was asked if he planned to fire Karl Rove, a senior aide at the center of an investigation over the unmasking of an undercover C.I.A. officer. … Continue reading

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The Ebbing of Empire

From the hindsight of history it is often possible to each a consensus on when and where an empire reaches its high water mark. The Roman Empire in the 2nd century, the Byzantine Empire a thousand years later, Britain on … Continue reading

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