Month: November 2011

Understanding the Gingrich Phenomenon

Last summer, when all of the pundits had pretty much written off Newt Gingrich’s presidential candidacy, my niece, a college sophomore whom I always believed to be apolitical, remarked, “My friends and I like Newt – he tweets a lot on Twitter.” I should have remembered that. Two years earlier, I had heard Gingrich speak […]

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My Friend, Smokin’ Joe Frazier –- The People’s Champion and a Real Hero

Growing up as a boy in the South Carolina Low Country, I was, like all of my friends, a Smokin’ Joe fan. Frazier, the son of a Beaufort, South Carolina sharecropper and one of twelve children, had a big heart both inside and outside of the ring. At the age of twelve, he told his […]

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