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“Willie, Mickey and The Duke” by Andrew Joppa

  “Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams.” Roger Kahn I need a break from politics.  It’s difficult to conceive of how so many people could be involved with something that, at best is purposeless, and at worst is destructive…but mostly, it is a grand, empty, redundancy. I also need to escape from my …

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Giving “Never Again” a New Reality, by Andrew Joppa

  This may be the most important essay you’ve ever read. I know you’ve seen these types of words before…all leading nowhere. Most are written by eccentrics. However, when an existential event could occur, an event that is logically derived from merely an extension of all current circumstance, and that event has a reasonably high potential for occurrence, and is not …

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day, by Andrew Joppa

   ” We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” George Orwell   Today, March 29, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It is a day set aside for Americans to unite and thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service …

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“You’ve Got to Know When to Hold ‘Em,” by Andrew Joppa

  “If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.” — Paul Newman (attributed)   Kenny Rogers: The Gambler You’ve got to know when to hold ’em Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away And know when to run You never count your money When …

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Thomas Sowell Says It So Well, by Andrew Joppa

    “When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.”   “People who pride themselves on their ‘complexity’ and deride others for being “simplistic” should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.”   “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want …

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Here’s My “Short” Life Story, by Andrew Joppa

  “Civility and political correctness, contrary to the thinking of many, are not the same. Civility constrains behavior and words based on genuine caring about others, while political correctness is only a facade of caring while hoping to cultivate public approval.” ― Ben Carson   In an America that is increasingly dominated by the hair-trigger sensitivities of “Snowflakes,” it seems appropriate …

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The Weaponization of Compassion, by Andrew Joppa

I believe I’ve lived most of my life as a compassionate human being. I’ve always rooted for the underdog…merely because they were the underdog. I gave scant thought to whether they were justified in who they were or the end they pursued. My eyes became misty as a long struggling underdog made it to a better place…overcoming all the odds. …

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Sir Winston was Wrong…Very Wrong, by Andrew Joppa

    In 1947, Sir Winston Churchill offered that, “Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time …

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How Colleges Could Be, Should Be, Were, and Aren’t, by Andrew Joppa

“The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn’t need its brain anymore, so it eats it! It’s rather like getting tenure.” ― Daniel …

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The NFL and American Justice, by Andrew Joppa

    I believe we can learn much about our federal government, its systems of Justice, and our culture, by looking at how the National Football League operates. Let me explain.   On December 30th, in the Dallas Cowboys versus the Detroit Lions game, a referee’s call was made that almost everyone acknowledges was the wrong call…in fact, it was patently …

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