It is going to be a great night for American democracy. It is a humbling time to be in this country. Not for a hundred years have such a large percentage of people voted. They have voted in a time of a mass pandemic. They have voted when their society is under immense strain. They … Continue reading Five Predictions for the U.S. Election
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If you blinked, you would have missed it. For less than three weeks, it looked as if the Kurds might have their own independent country. The Kurds control a mountainous area in northern Iraq and since the British occupation in 1920 they have been pushing for their own independent country. Last month, the Kurds held … Continue reading Kurds = Scottish Highlanders without their restraint
Stephen Frears film The Program about Lance Armstrong’s doping to win the Tour de France has just opened to near unanimous negative reviews and public neglect. This is too bad. It is a superb film and should be watched by anyone with an interest in sports. Some points: 1. Ben Foster’s performance of Lance Armstrong … Continue reading 7 Reasons to see The Program
1- There are lots of people in the FIFA world who are far, far worse than Blatter. 2- It is possible that after the next FIFA election we could wind up with a president who will make us feel nostalgic for Blatter. 3- Blatter and his group at Zurich ran effective protection for national football … Continue reading 10 Thoughts on Sepp Blatter’s Resignation
American Sniper (minus) 2 ** stars As we get towards Academy Awards night, a series of essays on the themes from the films nominated for Oscar for Best Film. Today, American Sniper. The least thing they could do is admit they lost. The problem with the film American Sniper is that claims to be the truth. It claims to be … Continue reading So If You’re So Good, How Come You Lost?