Monthly Archives: January 2011

The health care law is unconstitutional

Nope, don’t take my word for it. Take it from a federal judge. This from the New York Times: Like a Virginia judge in December, Judge Roger Vinson of Federal District Court in Pensacola, Fla., said he would allow the … Continue reading

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(Please don’t) Run, Rick Run!

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum is offering more hints that he’s thinking about a run for the White House. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that: Mr. Santorum has picked up two high-profile political strategists to help him out. Mr. Santorum announced … Continue reading

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Status quo in Egypt

On the surface, little has appeared to change in Egypt — the protesters are still on the streets, demanding political reform; and President Mubarak continues to offer signs that he is still firmly in control. And part of Mr. Mubarak’s … Continue reading

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The great rivalries in sports

Yes, putting together any kind of list involving great and intense sports rivalries is an exercise in frustration. Attempting to rank order something like rivalries is akin to playing catch with a wet bar of soap — the results will … Continue reading

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President Mubarak — which will it be?

The sixth day of protests are about to wrap up in Egypt (live coverage from al-Jazeera here) and there is little to suggest they are going to end. We at this point are left with three potential outcomes to this … Continue reading

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Egypt: where defiance continues to meet determination (3 x UPDATED)

3rd UPDATE: 11:07 a.m. EST: The protesters ignored the potential for police reprisals when they took to the streets six days ago. They again ignored that potential as their numbers grew. They ignored curfew calls. They ignored military jets flying … Continue reading

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The Super Bowl has zero value…

…when you see what is happening in Cairo and throughout Egypt. Oh, I know what you are thinking: ‘There goes Moretti spouting his holier-than-thou attitude. He’s going to demean America’s unofficial national holiday and then in a day or so … Continue reading

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