Tag Archives: David Broder

Showing Up On Sunday

Some Sundays are unsatisfactory because no one shows up. Sunday, September 19, the New England Patriots didn’t show up, and that collection of goofy oddballs, the New York Jets, won the game easily – a sort of practice scrimmage against … Continue reading

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America’s Mysterious Middle Kingdom

One of the things that puzzles everyone is why we seem to have lost the middle – that’s what most political commentary comes down to. The crew at Fox News laments the fact that everyone does not agree with them … Continue reading

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Now It’s About Nothing

There are national holidays about nothing, like Guy Fawkes Day in England, celebrating the day in 1605 when Parliament didn’t blow up. That actually is a celebration of stopping, at the last moment, a major urban terrorist attack by a … Continue reading

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The Birthday Girl

Thursday, February 11, was Sarah Palin’s birthday – she turned forty-six. And the same day Leslie Nielsen hit eighty-four (and still going strong) and Burt Reynolds hit seventy-four (as useless as ever). And it was Thomas Edison’s birthday too, born … Continue reading

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The Abyss at the End of the Weekend

Sunday evening is always a problem. The kids know they go back to school in the morning, and they’re sullen and morose. Even if they did their homework they know there’s probably something wrong with it – something they overlooked, … Continue reading

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