Articles Posted by Bernard McCormick


by Bernard McCormick Apr 2019 Also on Digital Edition

The latest thing in running for office in Florida is to not tell the voters what you stand for. It may be the best way to win an election.

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by Bernard McCormick Mar 2019 Also on Digital Edition

There is a man who once ran for president who is only remembered today because he once ran for president. Although he did not say it at the time, it was later revealed that he knew he did not have an Afghan’s chance of being elected, but he ran because he thought it would double his speaking fees. In the current political context, that is about as good a reason as any for the many people we never heard of who are exploring a run for the nation’s highest office.

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by Bernard McCormick Feb 2019 Also on Digital Edition

We made a New Year’s resolution to not waste this valuable space with anything as banal as critiquing sports uniforms. But that was last year’s  resolution, which we proudly kept, and this is a brand new year and some of the 2018 violations of the uniforms code of duds have been so egregious that we must go on record.

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by Bernard McCormick Jan 2019 Also on Digital Edition

In that time Washington and Lee High School out of Arlington, Virginia, used to come to Philadelphia for the annual Stotesbury Regatta, a championship event in schoolboy rowing. They were a good crew, one of the best not based in or around Philadelphia. They were also distinguished by the fact that they sewed Confederate flags on the backs on their racing shirts.

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by Bernard McCormick Dec 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Once upon a journalistic time— the 1970s­—South Florida newspapers were among the most successful in the country. The Miami Herald, owned by the Knight Ridder company, had a statewide presence, with several bureaus, and influential readers in most major Florida cities. In Broward County alone it had a staff of 70 based in an office on Sunrise Boulevard.

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by Bernard McCormick Nov 2018 Also on Digital Edition

When major political events, such as the one we are now enjoying, are taking place, most low information people don’t really understand what they are all about. That is, until Hollywood steps in and makes a movie about it.

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by Bernard McCormick Oct 2018 Also on Digital Edition

It has been 42 years since the World War II vintage P-51 fighter plane crashed in flames in the Mojave Desert of California. And almost that long since Gold Coast magazine assured the world that Ken Burnstine was really dead. He still is, 36 years later. And yet his legend lives on.

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by Bernard McCormick Sep 2018 Also on Digital Edition

W hen I arrived about this time of the month in the year 1970, I did not know exactly what to do with a local magazine that was so different from the one we were leaving in Philadelphia.

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by Bernard McCormick Sep 2018 Also on Digital Edition

How do you define a powerful person? Some might say it is somebody who gets their phone calls promptly returned. Putting together a list such as this is tricky business. Just being wealthy does not necessarily relate to power.

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