Rules Are Rules, Except in Baseball and Dictatorships What does Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig have in common with Egyptian generalissimo Abdelfatah al-Seesi? Nothing -- except for the inclination to declare a state of exception and throw the rule book out the window.
July 31, 2013 - Bloomberg
A.J. SMITH AND MOUTON, A LOOK BACK Five days ago, when Chargers trainers carted off Jonas Mouton, his right anterior cruciate ligament intact no more, the mind drifted back to the Generalissimo.
July 31, 2013 - U-T San Diego
Shlomo Avineri in New York Times Because everyone served in the army, every Israeli thinks he'sa generalissimo,said Shlomo Avineri, a political science professor at Hebrew University. "The achievements were less than expected, and the price was too high."
Bob Rae in Ottawa Citizen There's an effort here on the part of the Conservatives to create an atmosphere of total instability,Rae said. "Well, we're not a banana republic. Mr. Harper's not a generalissimo yet. He has to get used to living in a constitutional...
Keith Olbermann in NewsBusters (blog) In December 2006, while reporting on the controversial decision of the Seattle-Tacoma Airport to remove its Christmas trees from public view rather than display a Menorah, Olbermann joked: "Generalissimo O'Reilly remains upbeat. Look not on this as...