Saturday October 10, 2015
June 9th, 2015
The competent Loretta Lynch can no doubt handle the job of cleansing professional soccer of widespread corruption. But why is that the U.S. attorney general's job? One must ask.
The World Cup does attract a large U.S. audience every four years, but largely because it's played when the basketball and hockey seasons are over. Soccer is the top sport on just about every continent except this one, north of the Rio Grande.
Executives arrested amid allegations of corruption and bribery; a chief executive who appears tone deaf to the damage being done to one of the world's most lucrative brands; and the looming threat that the biggest contributors to revenue will take their business elsewhere. If FIFA was a public company, its shareholders would be in revolt by now.
I made a phone call at 12:01 a.m. Monday, and it felt good. For the first time in years, the number I dialed on my iPhone was not captured and stored in a massive government database.
On a warm Saturday in late May 2008, my wife, Ann, talked me into going to an auditorium in Baltimore to watch a lottery. It was no ordinary lottery. Numbered balls were cranked out of a bingo machine, and the winners got a ticket to a better life.
I know a hot trend when I see one and I hate to hop aboard too late. So here goes:
I'm announcing my candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
Sure, I have severely limited name recognition in the hinterlands and, come to think of it, in most urban, suburban and exurban areas as well. But that isn't stopping Lindsey Graham.
And now a word from the Dynamite Owners of America – DOA:
Wake up, America. At this crucial time in our nation’s history, our freedoms are under fire as never before. That’s why we must fight to protect our absolute, clearly defined, Second Amendment right to bear high explosives.
At first, it looks like a clear-cut example of dad discrimination.
Talk to just about any father who has been through a custody battle, and he will tell you that the deck feels like it's always stacked against him.
By pre-crash standards, the big central banks have made and continue to make amazing efforts to support demand and keep their economies running. Quantitative easing would once have been seen as reckless. The official term of art -- unconventional monetary policy -- tacitly acknowledged that.
Republicans who hold the House and Senate majorities haven't been able to agree on a coordinated strategy for restoring counter-terrorism programs, the latest sign of intra-party discord in Congress.