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Frank Deford made language sing

Frank Deford was one of the last carriers of a piece of American sports culture that’s now on the skids. He wrote about athletes but avoided the deadly box score statistic and the dreary salary negotiation stuff. He told us […]

Frank Deford made language sing

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Frank Deford was one of the last carriers of a piece of American sports culture that’s now on the skids. He wrote about athletes but avoided the deadly box score statistic and the dreary salary negotiation stuff. He told us […]

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Nixon could have learned a few things from Trump

WASHINGTON - Somewhere in hell today, a deeply admiring Richard Nixon is watching Donald Trump and muttering to himself, “From him, I could learn.” Dumb Nixon. In the swamp of

Jimmy Breslin figured out Donald Trump long before most did

This column first appeared on Talk Media News. It is republished with permission. When Jimmy Breslin gets to heaven later today, the first thing he does is give God a

‘Illegal abortion killed the already-born as well as the unborn’

Editor's Note: This article was first published by Talk Media News and it is republished with permission. For some of us, the death of Norma McCorvey evoked not only headline references to

Lost lessons from George Beall

George Beall (lower right corner) in a 1975 meeting with U.S. Attorneys in Maryland. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney Office in Baltimore.) This column is republished with permission from Talk Media News. George

Baltimore still on fire with unresolved problems

Michael Olesker's column is republished with permission from Talk Media News. Baltimore (Talk Media News) – The standardized American pop culture images of Baltimore, in which John Waters’ funky “Hairspray”

Marvin Mandel can rest in honor and peace

Marvin Mandel goes to his grave so trailed by his tabloid history of 40 years ago – the dreadful public divorce, the racetrack deals that led to a fraud

Baltimore’s Heartbreak: Where did the fury come from?

Forty-seven years ago, when the city of Baltimore had its most catastrophic riot in the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, City Hall quickly imposed a curfew. I

Front Stoops in the Fifties

Baltimore Post-Examiner is pleased to showcase an excerpt from Michael Olesker's Front Stoops in the Fifites.  Legendary Baltimore columnist Olesker recounts the stories of some of city's most famous

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