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The Swampby John Crewdson The Swamp watches the Sunday talks, so you can clean out the basement and argue with your spouse over whether to finally throw away those '60s L.P.s. Tom Brokaw shows us that, even without the departed Tim......
The Swampby Frank James The Chinese government won't be happy about it but Sen. John McCain met with the Dalai Lama in Aspen, Colo. today. The all-but-official Republican presidential nominee urged Chinese officials to release Tibetan prisoners it's holding as a.....
O, by the WaySports journalism normally doesn't get tangled up in First Amendment issues. It is our colleagues working in City Hall or are otherwise engaged with the "real world" who have to battle their way through freedom-of-speech issues. But a pair of......
O, by the WayForget the Orioles for the time being and their faltering pitching and stumbling defense. Forget the Ravens for a while and their three-way quarterback competition. Now is a time for Baltimore (and the world, for that matter) -- whether you???re......
KickingTiresIn June, my wife and I spent 10 days in China visiting my sister-in-law, who was studying there. The trip was an eye-opening experience as we crisscrossed our way from Shanghai to Beijing and finally to Hong Kong. Everywhere we......
Tags: Vehicles, BMW, Automotive Equipment, Audi, Volkswagen
O, by the WayMichael Phelps' eight gold medals will provide any number of marketing opportunities for the Olympic superstar and commercial entities that are along for the ride. Bu there's been one avenue for just average fans to try to cash in on Phelps-mania......
Tags: eBay Inc., Sports, Multi-Sport Events, Olympic Games
The Business of Sports | Sun-Sentinel BlogsWith the Beijing Olympics wrapping up, I couldn???t resist sharing this New York Times story about the mayor of Birmingham, Ala., pitching his city as host site for the 2020 Summer Games. Mayor Larry P. Langford has even proposed a......
WatchdogHere is another item that I wrote for the Friday column that got bumped from the paper: By any measure, vast quantities of Americans are watching the Olympics. But NBC???s news releases keep seeking increasingly creative ways to illustrate that.......
Tags: Sports, Multi-Sport Events, NBC (tv network)
WatchdogMy Tuesday newspaper column includes a chart showing six of the eight most-viewed NFL games of last season featured the Patriots - and all eight featured the Pats, the Giants, or both - which is why the league and its......
The SwampAmerican winner of eight swimming gold medals Michael Phelps (2nd R) attends a photocall for the Speedo Athlete Media Day fellow U.S. team member Ryan Lochte (2nd L) and Australian swimmers Eamon Sullivan (L) and Grant Hackett (R) during......
Tags: Ryan Lochte, August (movie), Laws, Health, Awards and Prizes
The Swampby James Gerstenzang For eight years, Stephen J. Hadley has observed President Bush up close. As the president's national security advisor throughout the second term, and on many occasions before that as the deputy national security advisor, Hadley has...
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