"We've obtained financial statements for a number of baseball teams . . .
"Love, old age, and Moose"

Another beautifully written piece

George Will, last Thursday, "Skip the lecture on Israel's 'risks for peace'". It starts this way:

In the intifada that began in 2000, Palestinian terrorism killed more than 1,000 Israelis. As a portion of U.S. population, that would be 42,000, approaching the toll of America's eight years in Vietnam. During the onslaught, which began 10 Septembers ago, Israeli parents sending two children to a school would put them on separate buses to decrease the chance that neither would return for dinner.

And here are two heart-stopping sentences from near the end:

And if the Jewish percentage of the world's population were today what it was when the Romans ruled Palestine, there would be 200 million Jews. After a uniquely hazardous passage through two millennia without a homeland, there are 13 million Jews.