Posts By: Paul Levine

LeBron James Homecoming and the Power of the Past

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DISPATCH FROM MIAMI–THE MORNING AFTER By Paul Levine This is not only about the LeBron James homecoming.   It’s about us all. In Miami, we are coming to grips with LeBron leaving.  Nearly everyone respects his decision.  He didn’t leave the Miami Heat for the glamour of New York or the glitz of  L.A.  …

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Miami Heat Big Three Eat Salads; Mickey Mantle Turns in Grave

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Miami Heat Big Three Veg Out Actual News Item: The Miami Heat Big Three, LeBron James, Dwywane Wade, and Chris Bosh, were spotted EATING SALADS at the Soho Beach House Wednesday, presumably discussing whether to take pay cuts in order to remain the key ingredients of the NBA franchise. The Soho Beach House is a…

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Fargo TV Series a Hit: “You Betcha!”

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By Paul Levine The ten-episode Fargo TV Series, based loosely on the Coen Brothers darkly comedic feature film, went out with a bang — several bangs – and fans can finally let out a deep breath. HUGE SPOILER ALERT: Hit man Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) is dead. PAT MYSELF ON THE BACK ALERT:  Several episodes ago,…

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Tax Evasion: Special Treatment for Billionaires?

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By Paul Levine Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse is set to plead guilty to helping thousands of Americans cheat Uncle Sam in tax evasion schemes. At the same time, the federal government is chasing taxpayers who hid their money overseas. It seems a good time to ask what’s fair and just in tax evasion cases….

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College Football Hall of Fame: Skinny Legs and All

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By Paul Levine The College Football Hall of Fame could not have been on Shane Conlan’s mind when he played high school basketball on a wintry night in early 1982.  He was 6-3, 175 pounds, and if there’s anything he didn’t look like, it would have been a major college linebacker. That January night, in…

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