Category Archives: Sports

Black Tidings greet the next Olympics

Black Tidings greet the next Olympics by David Benjamin “We shall not have peace until the prejudices that now separate the different races shall have been outlived. To attain this end, what better means than to bring the youth of all countries periodically together for amicable trials of muscular strength and agility?” — Pierre de…
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“Keeping a book”

“Keeping a book” by David Benjamin “A neighbor had a score sheet from the last game between the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. He recalled the whole game inning by inning, just looking at the scorecard. It was almost like watching a rabbi read scripture. Here he was recalling the whole game. It was…
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The red-and-white blues (and yellow fringe)

The red-and-white blues (and yellow fringe) by David Benjamin “Speech doesn't just mean written words or oral words. It could be semaphore. And burning a flag is a symbol that expresses an idea…” — Justice Antonin Scalia MADISON, Wis. — The Stars and Stripes is easily the most battered and beleaguered flag in anybody’s history.…
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Stop playing defense, Zorba. Play the Game(s) your way!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015 The Weekly Screed (#731) Stop playing defense, Zorba. Play the Game(s) your way! by David Benjamin TO: Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic Dear Prime Minister Tsipras: Please accept my belated congratulations on your triumph last month in the Greek-bailout plebiscite. Although this was, in many respects, a Pyrrhic victory, it…
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