Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

A tough call

| Are advertising pages a forum?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/10/98, 12:00 am

Frank Lane, a baseball general manager during the 1950s and 1960s, is a minor legend for the multiple trades he pulled off. In 1960 he masterminded a 1-for-1 swap, the American League home run champion (Rocky Colavito) for the batting champion (Harvey Kuenn). At other times he went for big numbers, with dozens of players changing uniforms. He was said to have three teams: One coming, one going, and one on the field.

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Visionless

| Will Bill Clinton's blindness cost American lives?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/03/98, 12:00 am

The vision thing: Clintonites in 1992 danced to the strains of "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" and savaged George Bush for his inability to talk about where the United States should be in 10 or 20 years. Reality check: Intelligence officials whose job it is to think about tomorrow warn that the United States is an easy target for nuclear missile attacks that could come from Iran, North Korea, or other hostile powers as early as five years from now.

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"Kiddo"

| Following Kennedy or following God
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/26/98, 12:00 am

Last week, as Washington scandals deepened, I wrote of Cincinnati Reds manager Jack McKeon's explanation of why he told his pitchers to throw the ball across the plate to Mark McGwire: "I'm going to do something good for the country. I'll pitch to him. See if we can't help with the healing process." Remember Mr. McGwire's response: "Wouldn't it be great if that's all it came down to?"

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