Category Archives: O’Henry

When Hostage Taking Backfires

The GOP hostage takers resemble the Light Brigade, as well as the kidnappers in “Ransom of Red Chief,” “Fargo,” and “Ruthless People.”

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Right Wing, Incompetent Hostage Takers?

The GOP holding the debt ceiling hostage could end just as badly as the kidnapping plot in “Ransom of Red Chief.”

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March Madness and Then Some

Sports Saturday Even though it happened a week ago, I am still shaking my head at one of the most bizarre endings I have ever witnessed to a sports event. The University of Pittsburgh, ranked one in its region, and Butler University, last year’s tournament darling and eventual runner-up, were in the final seconds of […]

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