We wouldn't have known you all these years
Musings on the convergence of baseball and politics...because, "What is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?" Surely, Madison would have said the same of baseball.
CORRECTION: An article on May 20 about the musician Regina Spektor referred imprecisely to a scale she played on the piano during one of recording sessions, and a correction in this space on June 3 gave another imprecise reference to it. The scale was E-flat Major -- not D-sharp, as the correction said. (The latter is the enharmonic equivalent of E-flat major.)
BOB GARFIELD: Next on your list, the word “blast.” So-and-so blasts so-and-so for statement on such-and-such.
JASON PARGIN: Yes. Again, completely inconsequential in the long run. Mitt Romney blasting the President’s new economic plan is not news. He’s repeating the exact same thing that he’s going to be saying from now until Election Day. But if he thoughtfully deconstructs it, that apparently doesn’t make a headline that anyone would want to click on but if he blasts it or if he eviscerates it, whatever ridiculous hyperbole they want to put to describe criticism of policy, that apparently is the only thing that will get people to click on it. But it winds up putting the focus entirely on the fight.
Romney Calls Obama Policies the Most Anti-Business in Recent History