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  • June 1, 2000

    Block That Rush!

    I suppose it would be in my financial interest if Rush Limbaugh were to get his wish and become part of the broadcast team for ABC's Monday Night Football.

    Al Franken

  • April 27, 2000

    Lost in Amazonia

    After a century of repressing or deriding Woman as a symbol of beauty, high culture in the West has suddenly gone over.

    Wendy Steiner

  • January 28, 1999

    On Olympic Bribery

    'Twas said the honest folks of Salt Lake City
    Deplored sins large and even itty-bitty.
    But, trying for the Games, they thought it pretty

    Calvin Trillin

  • January 7, 1999

    Floating Like a Butterfly…

    In October in Las Vegas, Mike Tyson went before the Nevada Athletic Commission to ask it to reinstate his boxing license, which had been suspended after Tyson took a bite out of Evander Holyfie

    David Levi Strauss

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  • October 23, 1929

    It Seems to Heywood Broun

    Baseball is deservedly known as our national sport, for in the World Series just ended in triumph for the Athletics it was evident that the games contained most of the characteristic phases of American life: shrewdness, skill, sentimentality and downright luck. 

    Heywood Broun