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“It’s my job to call balls and strikes,” John Roberts told a Senate committee at his confirmation hearings to become chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. more
“Momma called. And when Momma calls, you just have to come runnin’.” — Paul “Bear” Bryant more
I’m going to start eating naked. I know this will be problematic when eating at most local establishments, but if the food folks took one look at my clothes after a meal, they would understand. It’s not due to age or senility, both of which … more
Have you ever taken a good look at your hands? Hands hold subtle clues that can tell the story of your life. This came to mind yesterday when I went to war. Not with a third-world country or people who talk funny but an enemy much closer to home. … more
In an interview with the Financial Analysts Journal last year, Nobel laureate economist William F. Sharpe, creator of the Sharpe ratio for risk-adjusted investment performance analysis, said public pensions in the United States are a “disaster” … more
How about if we call this halftime of the primary season? True, more than 30 states have held primaries and caucuses, but the schedulers have mercifully built in a two-week break between Wisconsin and New York. The only exception is Wyoming’s … more
There was a sweet gum tree in our backyard that was small when we built our house in 1983. Through the years, it provided shade from the brutal heat of summer and speckled leaves in autumn that ranged in color from butterscotch to the color of the … more
I don’t dream very often of people who have died, but my grandfather is the exception to the rule. As much as I miss him, the dreams are never sad ones. In most cases we’re out on the Warrior River, fishing from a small boat. That image is … more
Not again. Even on Easter, innocent people were slaughtered by terrorists. At least 72 people were killed and 300 wounded in Sunday’s attack aimed at Christians gathered for Easter at a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore. “The park was … more
I was greatly disappointed in the decision of the Eagle to run the editorial from the St. Louis Post Dispatch pertaining to Justice Scalia. You have the right to publish anything you like – but I would hope you would strive to avoid publishing that which is misleading, if not downright untrue. There is much to say on this column, but let us focus on the description of Mr. Scalia: more
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