Dodgers crush Cubs in Game 5 to advance to the World Series for first time since 1988 – LA Times

Enrique Hernández hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam in the third inning, ace Clayton Kershaw gave up one run in six innings and the Dodgers defeated the Cubs, 11-1, in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1988. Source: …

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Rocks have more good sense

After facing criticism for not calling the families of four soldiers who died in combat, President Trump reached out to one of the widows Tuesday and said her husband “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyway,” according to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.). The call between Trump and Myeshia …

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Stills – Collins

We all know the history, right? Stephen and Judy were “an item” for some time in the Sixties, and Stephen wrote “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” for/about her. It appeared on the first Crosby Stills & Nash album and was released as a single in 1969. All these years later they’ve teamed up on a lovely …

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Damn Yankees

Mostly on general principles. The Giants and the Yankees are ancient enemies of the Dodgers. There have been 11 World Series in which they have been the opposing teams. Eleven! The Yankees’ comeback from an 0-2 deficit in the American League Division Series against the Indians, previously the hottest team in that league from July …

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Sucks to be you, poor women

The Trump Administration just expanded the range of employers who can claim exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that birth control be made available as part of any insurance policy. This latest rewriting of the federal policy, in an interim final rule that takes effect immediately, broadens the entities that may claim religious objections …

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Trumpian excess

Every day in every way imaginable this man embarrasses the United States, its citizens, and even himself (if he had the capacity to realize it). His performance in Puerto Rico today was appalling. “Every death is a horror, but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous — …

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A question

How is it that the Republican Party repeatedly says gun control laws won’t work and aren’t needed but continually says more and more restrictive abortion laws are desperately needed? “The shooters will just get guns on the black market,” they say when arguing against restrictions on gun purchasers. But when one points out that women …

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