I’ve entered the fifth stage of grief. I didn’t figure that out until Thursday night, when I watched Kawhi Leonard hoist the NBA championship trophy ... as a member of the Toronto Raptors. I felt a surprising sense of acceptance over the fact that the best all-around basketball player in the world, the guy we expected to carry the Spurs for the next decade, had spurned this city’s lone major-league sports franchise and emerged all the better for it. Of course, acceptance doesn’t equate to happiness. Watching Leonard perform his patented acts of hoop brilliance — the uncanny line-drive jump shots, the explosive open-court dunks, the lock-down defense, the ability to make a basketball look like an unpeeled mandarin orange when he grips it with one of his massive mitts — in Raptors red rather than Spurs silver-and-black triggered intermittent waves of melancholy. It’s a feeling familiar to anyone who has struggled to piece together the mysteries … [Read more...] about Don’t begrudge Kawhi his Raptors renaissance
Margaret Sullivan, The Washington Post Published 6:52 am PDT, Friday, June 14, 2019 Sarah Sanders turns away after talking to reporters outside the White House in April. Sarah Sanders turns away after talking to reporters outside the White House in April. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Bill O'Leary Photo: Washington Post Photo By Bill O'Leary Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sarah Sanders turns away after talking to reporters outside the White House in April. Sarah Sanders turns away after talking to reporters outside the White House in April. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Bill O'Leary Sarah Sanders was the disdainful Queen of Gaslighting 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When … [Read more...] about Sarah Sanders was the disdainful Queen of Gaslighting
Jacque Callanen nearly drove off the road Monday when she heard Councilman (and recent mayoral contender) Greg Brockhouse on the radio suggesting that vote-count “irregularities” occurred during San Antonio’s municipal runoff. During a post-election interview on KTSA with morning host Trey Ware, Brockhouse — who lost last Saturday’s mayoral runoff to incumbent Ron Nirenberg by only two percentage points — said, “From what I understand, the seals were broken on the (flash) cards that are supposed to be protected before the count.” OnExpressNews.com: Nirenberg gets victory, but no mandate in San Antonio runoff Callanen, the long-time Bexar County elections administrator, was stunned by what she heard. But she knew exactly where Brockhouse had gotten his information. Cynthia Brehm, the Bexar County Republican Party chair, served as a poll watcher for Brockhouse during the runoff election. According to Callanen, Brehm and three of her … [Read more...] about Elections administrator on GOP chair: ‘She was out of control’
While there have obviously been positive aspects of the #MeToo movement, one of the most dangerous has been a stunning lack of consistency in how the new rules have been both defined and implemented. For instance, it sure seems like the less attractive a man is the smaller chance he has of surviving an allegation of sexual abuse or harassment. Now, based on how the news media has handled the most recent possible case where a famous male could easily be facing being erased from history due to allegations in this realm, it sure seems as if there is a strong political bias at work as well. So much so that there is an excellent chance that you haven’t even heard about the story to which I am referring. What if I told you that an FBI report on a major religious figure was just revealed by an author, who has won a Pulitzer Prize for a book on this man, which contained evidence that this icon witnessed, laughed at, and facilitated a rape of one of their own parishioners? And, oh by the … [Read more...] about Media Muting of the FBI’s Martin Luther King Jr. Report
Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., The Washington Post Published 7:53 pm CDT, Friday, June 7, 2019 University of Alabama employees Joe Densmore, left, and Jeremy Scales remove the name of Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. off the School of Law sign in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, June 7, 2019. The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation to a philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. (GaryCosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP) less University of Alabama employees Joe Densmore, left, and Jeremy Scales remove the name of Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. off the School of Law sign in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, June 7, 2019. The University of Alabama ... more Photo: Gary Cosby Jr., AP Photo: Gary … [Read more...] about I gave $26 million to Alabama. Here’s why they gave it back.