Baseball has never been lily-white, pure or simple. Neither have any of us. But like many things American, something profound has shifted.
From Moscow to Caracas to Havana, something disturbing is happening: Dictators with long records of enmity toward the U.S. are endorsing Obama for president. What does that say about the Obama presidency?
If anybody, anybody with sense, actually believes that Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is happy to be staying in China, or that he and his family will be safe for longer than a few months, that person is, in the old terminology, a “useful idiot” for the Communist cause. The American agreement that sends Chen back from the U.S. Embassy is a craven capitulation to Chinese Communist thuggishness.
Facts are such stubborn things. Back it up. Tell the truth.
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America’s the greatest country in the world, but it didn’t get that way by accident, and it won’t stay that way automatically. Every single generation before us has been asked to make sacrifices. Some went to war, others survived Depressions…
In what we tell ourselves is an age of reason, we are behaving increasingly irrationally. More and more people are signing up to weird and wacky cults, para-psychology, seances, paganism and witch- craft. There is widespread belief in ludicrous conspiracy theories, such as the 9/11 terrorist attack being an American plot…