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The Band- Christmas Must Be Tonight

The Dead and The Dying In Jacksonville

<i>August 3rd, 2016</i>JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – The talk all day had been whether Donald Trump could get his shit together and stage something resembling an …

Donald Trump

The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: The Democratic National Convention

<i>July 25th – July 28th</i>PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – The mood in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, situated just outside the Wells Fargo Center, was …

Middle-class

When The Devil’s At Your Door: The Republican National Convention

<i>July 18th – July 21st</i>CLEVELAND, OHIO – The news broke over the radio.Another ambush.Another murder in a long line of murders.Another gaping wound for …

Donald Trump

A State of Shame

I’m a Hoosier.A proud one at that.But not tonight. Tonight I’m ashamed of my state.I’m ashamed that when I got inside the Westfield Grand Park Events …

Mike Pence

A Nation Forever On The Brink

VALDOSTA, GEORGIA – A little before eight a.m. this morning, roughly ten hours after shots were first fired in downtown Dallas, Texas, and less than …

Law Enforcement

The Crumbling Façade of Donald J. Trump

STATESBORO, GEORGIA – It was the mosquito.“Ooh, there was a mosquito,” the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party said at 7:27 pm last night. …

Donald Trump

American Horror Story

“Bitch!”<p>The shout came after the first mention of Hillary Clinton’s name at Tuesday night’s Donald Trump rally in North Carolina: An opening speaker …

The End of the Beginning

STATESBORO, GEORGIA – What they don’t tell you about campaigning in California is that it’s the size of a country. Maintaining an effort in the …

Government

The Locked Door

May 17, 2016<i>A word to the leadership of the Democratic Party:</i> <i><br>And that is, that is, that the Democratic Party is going to have to make</i> <i><br>A very, very</i> …

Middle-class

NC Trump Rally Account Is The Scariest Thing You'll Read Today

I'm not going to add anything to this. Just read it. Trump is unleashing the hate and it's erupting like a volcano.<p>Live-tweeted from last night's …

Tunneling Forward: Remembering the Iraq War through the Poetry of Hugh Martin

<i>The Stick Soldiers</i><br>by Hugh Martin <br>BOA Editions Ltd., 2013<br>ISBN-10: 1938160061<br>ISBN-13: 978-1938160066<br>88 pages, $16<br>Reviewed by J. Scott BrownleeWhile it …

Literature

Fifth Army

Dad was with the Fifth Army in WWII. He volunteered because that is what you did back then. He was a little older than most of the other soldiers, …

War

Mystery, Babylon, Father of Abominations

STATESBORO, GEORGIA – Rafael Edward Cruz, one of our many national nightmares, is no more.Take a moment and revel in the fact. Try not to focus too …

Lindsey Graham

The Battle of New York: Our New Reality

STATESBORO, GEORGIA – As I type this, Bernie Sanders is holding court in Vermont and questioning the legitimacy of the New York Democratic Primary. …

Middle-class

THE FUNK-JACK SCALE

There’s a story about veteran professional wrestlers Cactus Jack and Terry Funk. They entered an arena, only to discover one of the smallest crowds …

Home Invasion

THE CHAMP IN TWILIGHT

John Cena used to announce himself, <i>The Champ is here!</i>For a decade, he spent more time as champion than not. Muscle-bound. Clean-cut. Reliable. Rarely …

Cena

Dreaming in Leicester; or marching to the corporate beat

Fourth in the Barclays Premier League, Arsenal FC are not in a bad position. That—at the risk of reprising a certain Rafael Benitez—is a fact. …

Soccer

Brews and Shoes

When I think of ultramarathons, I inevitably picture a dirt trail through thick woods going up the side of a mountain—the Sierras, perhaps, or the …

Running

The Paradox of a Woman’s Sport

When I was growing up the sport on the living room TV was tennis. Tennis, in Boston during the era of Reverse the Curse and Brady’s rise to power on …

Rafael Nadal

When the Indians Were Good

When a Ritalin addled right fielder<br>more likely to pick grass than hit<br>his cutoff man could still have<br>a good eye. When grandpa still had<br>season tickets. …

Grandparents

Dullest Damn Game

When I was around eight, and my parents had already split or would soon, I had a dream that terrified me. My father drove me down a dark, leafy road …

Middle-class

Spring

<i>Pat Hughes has served as the radio broadcaster</i> <i> <br>of the Chicago Cubs for nearly 20 years.</i>I’m falling asleep to your voice today.<br>It’s 80 degrees in Mesa …

Chicago Cubs

Three Hundred Eleven

Glenn lived for rainouts. He never went to the ballpark unless he knew the game would be canceled at some point. He’d watch the weather report, plan …

Libraries

Wrigley Field Vendor Prays for a Win

<i>for Mike</i><p>You’ve perfected the smooth delivery—<br>quick, no foam, always with an eye<br>toward the pitch. A contract, unwritten,<br>says if we sit here we’ll pass …

Beer

Champagne Showers Bring May Flowers

“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the …

Blockbusters

Against Strong Odds: An Overview of Women in Music (1920-2016)

While working as a fill-in disc jockey at a country music station in 1987, I was advised of one cardinal rule prior to my first air shift: never play …

Guitar Playing

Against Strong Odds: An Overview of Women in Music (1920-2016)

Covering the years 1966 through 1970, this third installment of “Against Strong Odds” features some of the most iconic songs ever recorded by women. …

Music

Against Strong Odds: An Overview of Women in Music (1920-2016)

With a bevvy of wonderful female artists from the ‘60s serving as inspiration, woman pushed their musical artistry even further in the decade that …

Music