I think it’s fair to say that no holiday is safe from President Donald J. Trump’s displeasure with whomever he’s displeased with at the moment.Read More
Novak Djokovic is back on top as world number one after an abdominal injury forced rival Rafael Nadal, the previous number one, to withdraw from the Rolex Paris Masters. Djokovic officially becomes number one on Monday, although he lost the Paris final to the latest tennis hotshot, Russia’s Karen Khachanov, 7-5, 6-4.
Normally, I’d be ecstatic with Nole’s return to top form. This time, though, I’m troubled.Read More
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal — currently playing in the Rolex Paris Masters, with Djokovic challenging Nadal for the number one ranking — are taking a wait-and-see approach to playing the King Salman Tennis Championship in Saudi Arabia Dec. 22.
The exhibition match, a year in the planning, was announced after the revelation of the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi hands in Istanbul, putting pressure on Nadal and Djokovic to withdraw.Read More
The attempt to send crude pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and liberal-leaning CNN Wednesday was shocking but hardly surprising. It is the inevitable progression of an American society unhinged by divisiveness and incivility. And, predictably, the aftermath has not brought people together but set them squabbling about whether or not President Donald J. Trump can be blamed; who’s more uncivil, Democrats or Republicans; and the continuing whataboutism that relitigates past grievances.Read More