Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tito Leaves Boston

Someone had to go. The Red Sox just completed the biggest September collapse in baseball history. Reports over the last few weeks highlighted the growing rift between manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein. Additional reports said Francona had lost the clubhouse. Francona put an end to speculation about his future Friday. He walked […]

CIA Drone Kills Anwar al-Awlaki

This morning, a CIA drone killed Anwar al-Awlaki- a U.S. born Al-Qaeda operative- in Yemen. The Times reports the strike was two years in the making, and details the past American efforts to take him out. President Obama addressed the situation midday, applauding the blow to al-Qaeda and calling Mr. Awlaki the terror organization’s “leader of external operations…in […]

Chris Christie’s Weight Problem, And America’s

Christie talks about his weight around the 4:40 mark of this video. Eugene Robinson’s Washington Post column this morning focuses on Chris Christie’s obesity. It also notes the exploding health care costs of a fatter America. A sample: On average, health-care costs for obese persons are 42 percent higher than costs for individuals whose weight falls into the […]

A Liberaltarian Union?

Neither liberals nor libertarians are satisfied at the moment. The Obama administration has continued favoring Wall Street over Main Street, maintained the PATRIOT Act and launched additional overseas operations. A Democratic president, in short, has done exactly what George W. Bush did: enact more big government, crony capitalist, neoconservative policies. Washington is broken. That banal […]

Red Sox Collapse Complete

“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.” -Bart Giamatti   […]

Reaganomics Key To Economic Growth

Alan M. Webber has an op-ed in today’s USA Today comparing the disparity in Spanish soccer to the income inequality that’s resulted from Republican fiscal policies. A sample: This year Spain’s professional soccer league almost closed down. Some 200 Spanish players weren’t paid for several months; by the time a deal was reached, they were […]

Shane Bauer’s Shameful Press Conference

It’s not easy to criticize Shane Bauer, one of the U.S. hikers released from an Iranian prison last week. Bauer spent over two years incarcerated in Tehran’s Evin prison, detained for “illegal entry” into the country while he was hiking along the unmarked Iraqi/Iranian border during July 2009. Washington has worked tirelessly in the interim […]