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Dollars and Sense at Princeton University

This past Saturday, the Washington Post, owned by Princeton alumnus Jeff Bezos, afforded a prominent guest column to the university’s President Christopher L. Eisgruber. In the column, Eisgruber sought to explain his sudden change of heart over the removal of the name of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the U.S. and an avowed racist, […]

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Articulating the Spirit of Juneteenth

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. […]

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Quote of the Week

“We are sorry for all the dead, but that’s everyone’s destiny.” — Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonar, as total deaths in the country from COVID-19 surpassed 32,000 this week, with 1,349 deaths in a single day.

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OK, Boomers and Millennials alike: Welcome to Reality.

Over the past decade, garbagemen have become millionaires, salesmen rebranded as financial advisors have become geniuses, and 20-something college grads using brokerages like Robinhood have become savvy day traders. All thanks to an unrelenting bull market – the longest and largest in history – that effectively began in 1982 with the Dow at 1,000, made […]

Academy of the Overrated?

Duke, led by sophomore Trey Jones, may be the most overrated team in Division 1 college basketball this year. Luckily for Coach K the season is about to end, just before his team falls out of the Top 20 for the first time in more than a decade.

Native American?

At least making a better case for it than Elizabeth Warren did. 😊

Meet the Fixer

Yesterday Steve Buckley of The Athletic published a brilliant piece about how to fix what ails baseball and has caused so many young people to look elsewhere when it comes to entertainment. (See below.) I only hope someone close to the Commissioner reads it and actually takes it seriously. Are Steve’s eight recommendations all that […]

Quote of the Day

From Jake Sherman, POLITICO: “TODAY is 02/02/2020 — a palindrome . … Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow — but who cares, because a rodent doesn’t determine the change in seasons.”



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The Real Story of Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard Round the World”

You Won’t Read It in the “Newspaper of Record.” Today The NY Times ran a brief piece by Corey Kilgannon noting that the Astros sign stealing was nothing new in baseball. Kilgannon pointed out that it was learned in 2001 that the Giants had used a system anchored by a telescope in a window of […]

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