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By Brahma Chellaney
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Joe Carter
Attention on the red-brick campus of Wichita State this time of year has usually shifted from round ball to hardball _ as in, to the Shockers' venerable baseball program.
In 2003, against the will of a majority of citizens, a handful of justices in Massachusetts ruled that the state constitution guarantees equal marriage rights for homosexual couples. The following year, “marriages” of same-sex couples began. We are now seeing the effects play out in many areas of public life, including the Massachusetts public school system.
No. 1 Alabama (1-0) vs. Western Kentucky (1-0), 3:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
"You wait for a voice like that for a lifetime." _ Clive Davis
Roberto Alomar stared at the adoring crowd and was nearly rendered speechless, the tawdry episode of his stellar career long since forgotten. Bert Blyleven was more composed but moved nonetheless as he stared at his 85-year-old mother and reminisced about his late father.
Pat Gillick spent his professional career evaluating baseball talent, and his skill at the job took him all the way to Cooperstown. So when Gillick toured the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday in preparation for his July 24 induction, his scouting instincts took over.
"Even if gourmets' rejection of factory farms and fast food is largely motivated by their traditional elitism, it has left them, for the first time in the history of their community, feeling more moral, spiritual even, than the man on the street," writes B.R. Myers in the Atlantic.
"I want to highlight something Mark Steyn pointed out in his own commentary on [Geert] Wilders' arrest and trial."
We've heard the frenzied call forever, echoing through baseball lore. "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!"
THE WASHINGTON TIMES Their names are forever known by baseball fans, their images forever burned in their memories for their contributions to the seminal moments in the sport's history.
Joe Carter of the Acton Institute warns, “The issue now is not whether other states will adopt similar laws to Massachusetts against gender identity discrimination but when they will be adopted.”