A Player’s Heart in a Tiger’s Hide

If they’re really going to try to make the Tiger Woods peccadilloes an issue of race, I say let’s raise the silliness ante and make it an issue of class. I hereby speculate that the public exposure of his misbehavior is a ploy by powerful WASPs in the PGA to avert Tiger’s impending attempt to buy the game of golf. (“B-b-b-buy Bushwood?!”)

Michael Potemra — Michael Potemra was born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1964, and spent his childhood years in Montreal, Canada. He received a B.A. in philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He ...

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
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