Guest Posting at LeftyPop!

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In honor? keeping? line? with the upcoming Olympics, I've written about my favorite sport - Political Gymnastics!  Thanks, LeftyPop, for inviting me to write over at your place!  And, heyyyyy!  Where's my sucker???Click here to read the score Elie Wiesel gave Tom Perkins on the balance beam. … [Read more...]

Munich 11 Postscript

It seems pressure remains high on IOC Chairman Jacques Rogge to honor the Munich 11.  I couldn't be gladder.  I am not deluded enough to believe he will bow to international opinion, but I am heartened by the attention the issue has received.In "Doing the Right Thing" and "Bearing the Torch", Ken Kovacs and I presented our own reasons we felt honoring the Olympians slain in Munich in 1972 was a societal and moral imperative.  We were far from alone in our pleas, and our voices joined many oth … [Read more...]

Doing the Right Thing – Part 1 of 2

"Imagine those poor guys over there. Every five minutes a psycho with a machine gun says, 'Let's kill 'em now,' and someone else says, 'No, let's wait a while.' How long could you stand that?"So asked Frank Shorter, an American long-distance Olympic runner.  It was a good question, and it wasn't hypothetical.  He was talking about the Israeli athletes and coaches taken hostage in a nearby building in the Olympic Village.  The year was 1972, and it was the first time since 1936 the Olympic Ga … [Read more...]


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