Politics & Policy

Winning Numbers

Presidential politics, like football, chess, and other rule-bound competitions, is simple in objective but complex in execution. The objective is 270 electoral votes. This year the execution will turn on ...
Politics & Policy

Shannon’s Rules

Miami — Occasionally — very occasionally — a football person says something that punctures the fog of George Patton-style rhetoric that football people emit. Before a Super Bowl in the ...
Politics & Policy

Rocker’s Forebear

The madness of John Rocker, the Atlanta Braves pitcher, was apparent long before he gave irrefutable evidence — his announced intention to ride the New York City subway to Shea ...
Politics & Policy

The Party at the Plaza

It is my privilege tonight to serve as a kind of Aaron Copland, composing a fanfare for an uncommon woman: Priscilla Buckley, who is ending more than a quarter of a century ...