The other day while General Motors was going bust, a virtual group of friends spouted off about when and how it all went wrong for American car manufacturers.Read More
Our reluctance to explore what makes us very different from one another, makes us less likely to discover what makes us alike. In the stifled atmosphere of PC-speak and –think America, one wonders how long the United States can maintain its global reputation for tolerance, and as welcoming melting-pot for people with fresh ideas and revolutionary opinions?Read More
Naturally, the First Brother is pleased to oblige. He may be something less than a prophet in his own hometown (he has twice run for mayor of Plains, Ga. and lost); his three-pack-a-day cigarette habit may leave the American Cancer Society fuming; and his celebrated beer guzzling may cause his fellow Southern Baptists to cringe. But Billy Carter has been kissed by celebrity.
During his 25 years in major league baseball, New York Yankees manager Billy Martin has acquired a reputation as a brawler who is as likely to slug a teammate as an opponent, his philosophy being, "Whoever lands the first punch wins." His on-field repartee inclines toward the sort of thing he shouted at an archrival manager last season: "Sit down, you bleeping fat fag!" Even the way Martin's head is attached to his body—long giraffe neck thrusting his chin out, ever aggressive—conspires to make him look as if he'd rather win a fight than a ball game any day.Read More
Nicklaus had only tied for fourth in the Atlanta Golf Classic the afternoon I caught up with him. Perhaps it was because his mind was really on the U.S. Open, which is being held this week in Medinah, Ill. A win there would put him within two tournaments of golf’s fabled Grand Slam—the Masters is already in his bag, leaving the British Open in July and the PGA in August.Read More