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The Slugger Was a Pitcher
When my mother and father and siblings and I took our seats in the left field bleachers at Candlestick Park that afternoon, it seemed like a great day for baseball.
The temperature was pleasant and the sun was shining through a clear blue sky.
My primary hope, as I recall, was to see Willie Mays or Willie McCovey -- or maybe both of them -- ...Read more
The Debt Disaster
Democratic President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy -- both of whom are career politicians -- made a deal this week. They agreed to let the federal debt increase without any limit whatsoever until Jan. 1, 2025.
For career politicians that date has special significance: It is after the 2024 elections, but before whomever...Read more
San Quentin Prison and School Choice
When I was a boy, I spent some time inside San Quentin State Prison and got to know a few of the inmates there.
The San Rafael Little League played its games in that prison and a group of inmates known as "trustees" umpired them.
The grounds of San Quentin were considerably larger than the high-walled facility where the worst prisoners were ...Read more
A Real Rainbow
We were driving up the two-lane highway that runs from Williams, Arizona, to the south rim of the Grand Canyon, on a trip to celebrate our son's graduation from college.
This highway runs through a rolling prairie land that dips and climbs so that sometimes a driver can see for miles ahead and sometimes for only a few dozen feet.
The ...Read more
When Biden Thanked Communist China for Helping to Fund the US Government
During President Barack Obama's first term, there was a massive spike in the annual deficits run by the federal government.
In fiscal 2008, which ended a little more than a month before Obama was elected, the annual federal deficit was $458.55 billion, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget.
In fiscal 2009, the year ...Read more
The Fentanyl Trail: China to Mexico to American Mortuaries
It starts in China, runs through Mexico and ends in mortuaries all across America. This is the fentanyl trail -- that, so far, our government has failed to block.
In 2003, according to the National Institutes of Health, 1,400 Americans died by overdosing on what that agency calls "synthetic opioids other than methadone (primarily fentanyl)." ...Read more
Can Biden Tell a Boy From a Girl?
"She is the first woman in history to win the 100 and 200 meters in back-to-back Olympics."
That is how USA Today summarized the performance of Elaine Thompson-Herah, the Jamaican sprinter who dominated women's track events in the COVID-delayed 2021 Olympics.
Thompson-Herah won a third gold medal in Tokyo that year as the first runner on ...Read more
America Imported $78.8 Billion in 'Cell Phones and Other Household Goods' From China in 2022
In 2020, the year that the COVID pandemic -- which originated in the People's Republic of China -- hit the United States, Americans imported $61,689,114,229 in "cell phones and other household goods" from that country.
In 2021, Americans imported $75,104,920,094 in Chinese-made cell phones and other household goods.
In 2022, the Census ...Read more
When a Judge Determined a President Gave 'Intentionally False' Testimony
"Make no mistake," said Democratic Rep. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. "The president's behavior is indefensible."
Stabenow, who was then in her first term in the House of Representatives, now serves in the Senate.
On Dec. 19, 1998, she went to the House floor and inserted into the Congressional Record some of her views on then-President Bill ...Read more
What Will It Take to Keep America Safe and Free?
It was midday a week ago Saturday when Daryus Clarke was doing his job as a clerk at the Plug Smoke Shop in Queens, New York.
Three individuals dressed entirely in black walked into the store. One had a gun.
As reported by CBS New York, they took "$100 in cash and $50 worth of merchandise ... and shot Clarke in the chest." Clarke died from ...Read more
'One of the Safest Big Cities' -- According to DA's Office -- Averaged More Than One Murder or Manslaughter per Day in 2022
Three years ago, Jason Rivera wrote a letter to the New York City Police Academy, explaining why he wanted to be a police officer.
"When I applied to become a police officer, I knew this was the career for me," he said.
"I would be the first person in my family to become a police officer," Rivera wrote, as reported by the Daily Mail. "Coming ...Read more