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The Day the Music Died

drrisk2 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 7:23 AM
"Baseball writers last month stood up...refusing to enshrine in the Hall of Fame" So what? If I were a professional baseball player I wouldn't care what baseball writers think. They don't BUY TICKETS! Fans do. Getting voted into the All Star Game is at least 1000 times more honorable and meaningful.

Fifteen years ago, after special prosecutor Ken Starr questioned President Bill Clinton about his involvement with Monica Lewinsky, Starr—overcome with a “sense of gloom”—shambled into his Virginia home, collapsed into bed, and asked himself, “How could a sensible and sane government come to this?”

That’s the story scholar Ken Gormley tells in The Death of American Virtue: His 2010 book is the most thorough history of the crisis that escalated on Jan. 26, 1998, when Clinton claimed in a nationally televised White House news conference, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”

As the 15th...