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Baseball Songs

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Happy Opening Day. For that, here’s two of the best songs ever written about an individual baseball player. First, there is Buddy Johnson’s “Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?” Count Basie had a hit with this the next year that I think is the most famous versions, but I’m going with the original […]

MLB 2014

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I  don’t know what to do with my traditional “bet” of a Planned Parenthood donation with Most Valuable Commenter Howard, since I no longer think highly of the Yankees. But I’m still happy to pledge a donation in Howard’s if the Yankees fail to make the postseason.  Let’s pick the divisions for fun, wild cards […]

Medals of Honor for Genocide

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At Indian Country Today, Simon Moya-Smith asks the provocative question of whether the 20 soldiers who received the Medal of Honor for their actions in the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre should have them revoked. It’s hard to argue against the idea. Native Americans continue to feel the pierce of what occurred that deplorable winter day. […]

The Breckinridge Obituary

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In December 1863, rumors abounded that John C. Breckinridge, Southern Democratic candidate for the presidency in 1860, traitor, and Confederate general, had died. The New York Times was not sad: If it be true, as is now positively declared, that a loyal bullet has sent this traitor to eternity, every loyal heart will feel satisfaction […]
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