Politics, Moderate



Remembering a forgotten baseball scandal

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

World Series 2023 had the lowest television ratings in history. There's no need to belabor the whys and wherefores. Instead of listening to the ceaseless chatter of announcer John Smoltz, fans would be better off acquainting themselves with the game’s rich history.

A good start: read Dan Taylor’s “Baseball at the Abyss,” which takes a...Read more

Only ‘a fool’ wouldn’t expect terrorism at an open border

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

From the Oval Office, President Joe Biden made an impassioned mid-October address that laid out the stakes for Americans as to why they must support Israel and Ukraine in their wars against aggressors Hamas and Russia. He called the wars an American national security imperative, with victory critical to the future of democracies worldwide.

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The big omission in Biden’s Oval Office address

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

During his Oval Office address to the nation last week about Russia’s invasion into the Ukraine and Israel’s offensive against Gaza, President Biden quoted former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright who had once called America “the indispensable nation.”

The reference to the U.S. as indispensable struck many viewers as curious since...Read more

Defend borders or close Army, Navy academies

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

The troubling news that U.S. veterans hoping to see the Army-Navy game in Foxboro, Mass. earlier this month had their hotel reservations canceled to provide illegal aliens shelter could be a blessing in disguise, assuming the vets vote in unison to preserve the country they’re sworn to defend.

Kicking vets out of their lodging to reward ...Read more

Feinstein’s Senate replacement assures chaotic 2024 bid

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

During much of Dianne Feinstein’s 20 years in the U.S. Senate, I lived in California and wrote political commentary for two San Joaquin Valley dailies. Regardless of my topic, out of professional curiosity, I asked my subjects’ off-the-record opinion about the California governor and their local congressional representatives.

When I ...Read more

On Impeachment, Kevin McCarthy Misses the Big Picture

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

For all of Kevin McCarthy’s bluster about his impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden’s corrupt finances, skeptics have deep doubts about the House Speaker’s priorities.

The Biden family’s financial double-dealing is small potatoes compared to the nation’s lost sovereignty that the administration’s open border agenda promotes...Read more

Republicans have rare opportunity to secure U.S. border

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Congress is back from its August recess, the weeks-long period away from its always-contentious, mostly unproductive business.

The House and the Senate have about a week until the Sep. 30 deadline to pass a federal budget. On Oct. 1, a new fiscal year begins. If lawmakers cannot push through their spending bills, the nation will face a ...Read more

On Rosh Hashanah, remembering baseball’s winningest Jewish pitcher

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

When the Chicago Cubs called up Ken Holtzman from the Rookie Pioneer League in 1965, some within the organization predicted that the lefty would be the next Sandy Koufax. Both were tall, lean, and Jewish flamethrowers.

Holtzman had an outstanding 17-year-long career that included two stints with the Cubs, and one go-around each with the ...Read more

DOJ sues SpaceX for hiring U.S. citizens

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

President Biden’s Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against SpaceX, the Elon Musk-founded company. In its 13-page complaint, the Justice Department alleges that SpaceX “discriminated against asylees and refugees throughout its hiring process, including during recruiting, screening, and selection, in violation of the Immigration and ...Read more

A red carpet for Afghanistan and Ukraine, but not for Maui

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Survivors of the deadly fires in Maui are being offered a $700-per-household payment by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) and temporary shelter.

But in Maui, $700 doesn’t go far. Estimated monthly living costs for a family of four are $7,203. The token $700 represents less than 10 percent of a family’s living costs, an insult...Read more



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