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COVID-19 ruins another tradition involving baseball and the White House

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

The 2020 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers won’t be going to the White House to celebrate. COVID-19, the great kill joy, ensured that no invitation would be extended.

Baseball teams first visited the White House in 1865 during Andrew Johnson’s administration. Like Abraham Lincoln before him, Johnson, who labeled baseball the “...Read more

U.S. immigration is big news in Central America

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

South of the border between the United States and Mexico, the presidential race is being watched with keen interest.

In Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, local newspapers are tracking two major headline stories: the coronavirus and President Donald Trump versus his challenger, Joe Biden. La Prensa Libre, Guatemala’s leading daily, ...Read more

A beloved cowboy and His baseball team’s long drought

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

The Los Angeles Angels have endured a long drought in their quest to reach baseball’s post-season. The Halos last appeared in a World Series run in 2014, and this year was the futile Angels’ fifth consecutive losing season.

Fans wonder if the time has come to revive the Angels’ old battle cry: “Win one for the cowboy,” a reference to ...Read more

Pence missed many opportunities during debate

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

When Joe Biden chose California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, he went against tradition.

Typically, a presidential nominee selects an individual who will help him win a swing state. In 2020, that might have been Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Minnesota went for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but only by a narrow margin, and President Donald ...Read more

One important issue overlooked during the first debate

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

After the first presidential debate mercifully ended, Fox News analyst and moderator Chris Wallace called the free-for-all “interesting.” A better word is ugly.

Challenger Joe Biden sunk to calling President Trump names: “liar,” “racist,” “clown” and resorted to an unprecedented presidential political insult, “Will you shut up...Read more

Deep State Subverts American Workers Again

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Once again, the Deep State has set out to undermine President Trump. And in the process, career bureaucrats and entrenched Capitol Hill never-Trumpers are attempting to put the skids to U.S. tech workers.

The issue, as per usual, is well-paying, white-collar jobs that Department of Homeland Security and Department of State want to give away ...Read more

Play Ball: When the Mt Rushmore Nine Took the Field

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Play Ball: When the Mt. Rushmore Nine Took the Field

From the 400 carvers who created the magnificent Mt. Rushmore National Memorial emerged a fine baseball nine. The Mount Rushmore Keystones competed in South Dakota’s amateur league, and once went all the way to the state’s playoffs.

Baseball was important to the workers. New carvers ...Read more

More Americans = Less Wilderness

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

For decades, federal immigration laws have been a hot-button issue. Nearly 55 years ago, on October 3, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Although few could have imagined it at the time, the ensuing decades would be rife with contentious debates about immigration and its impact on U.S. society. Both ...Read more

Juan Williams: Black Jobs Don’t Matter

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

With less than two months until Election Day 2020, more and more news stories are focused on the pivotal African-American vote.

In a New York Times op-ed written by Fox News contributor Juan Williams, the author boldly wrote that “the black vote now defines American politics.” Williams’ commentary went on to provide a long list of ...Read more

Tom Seaver and Baseball’s Altered Game

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Baseball fans will be a long-time mourning Tom Seaver’s passing. “Tom Terrific” was an icon like Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams who, for those who watched them play, will forever treasure the experience.

Baseball analyst Bill James argues that Seaver ranks among baseball’s best-ever pitchers, equal to or better than ...Read more

On Labor Day, Protect U.S. Workers

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Labor Day kicks off the final stretch toward the Election Day showdown between incumbent President Donald Trump and the Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden.

After months of COVID-19-related layoffs, furloughs, outright firings, permanent closing of many small businesses and bankruptcy filings by major corporations, ...Read more

Minor League Baseball, a Vanishing American Tradition

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

For millions of amateur and minor league baseball (MiLCopyright fans, the 2020 season was a bust. Not only did COVID-19 wipe out most all the scheduled games, 2020 may be the end of the line for many teams. Reports abound that more than 40 minor league teams are on the ropes, and in 2021 they may be gone forever. The Chattanooga Lookouts, the ...Read more

Overpopulation Sparks California Wildfires

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

California is once again in the news.

As always, bad news puts the state’s latest crisis above the daily newspaper’s fold. Instead of stories about homelessness throughout the state, particularly acute in San Francisco and Los Angeles, or Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mandated COVID-19 shutdown that affects most of California, this time the ...Read more

Purple Heart Winner Overcame Long Odds to Pitch in MLB

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Because of COVID-19 fears, several Major League Baseball players opted out for 2020. Others remained active but have since gone on the Injured List with discomfort or tenderness in various limbs. Players and dinosaur fans from earlier eras rejected discomfort and tenderness as legitimate injuries.

If modern-day players knew U.S. Army Corporal...Read more

Pompeo Subverts Trump’s Immigration Order

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Capitol Hill insiders speculate that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has quietly begun his 2024 campaign to replace President Donald Trump in the White House.

Whether Trump wins or loses in November, the Beltway gossip is that Pompeo will be the Republican front runner. In recent weeks, Pompeo delivered rousing, campaign-style speeches in Iowa...Read more

Meanwhile, Down on the Border…

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

For the last two months, the roiling immigration debate has centered around President Trump’s executive orders, which have slowed some legal migration and suspended most employment-based visas until the end of 2020. During the period, President Trump scored a major victory over globalists when he forced Tennessee Valley Authority executives ...Read more

Congress Abandons 30 Million Unemployed Americans

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Out of all 535 members of Congress, only about 10 percent can be classified as solidly pro-American worker. Their immigration voting records prove their inexplicable indifference to American workers’ fates.

Whether the immigration category is lawful permanent residents who arrive at the rate of more than 1 million annually, refugees, ...Read more

California In Ruins Mounts Recall Against Its Governor

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

California, In Ruins, Mounts Recall Against Its Governor

Californians ,’ or at least some Californians ,’ are fighting back against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s dysfunctional leadership. The nonpartisan California Patriot Coalition has gathered more than 80,000 voters’ signatures in a petition to recall Newsom.

The coalition inarguably cites ...Read more

On Opening Day, Three Cheers For A Baseball Obsessed Former First Lady

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

The 2020 Major League Baseball season is, in a manner of speaking, underway. Fans who can overlook the cardboard cutouts that have replaced them in stadium seats, or tolerate the piped-in music and masked players will be fine. Those who can’t abide by the 60-game season’s new guidelines will have to fend for themselves.

COVID-19 baseball ...Read more

Ted Williams And Tales of Great All-Star Game Performances

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

In 1997, Major League Baseball adopted interleague play, a not-so-good idea that today has lost whatever pizzazz it once may have held. Some games like the Chicago Cubs versus cross-town White Sox have allure, but most AL-NL matchups are just another game. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig promised that interleague contests would begin as an ...Read more

 

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