Charles Taylor has written a paean to the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears that should be read. I watched part of the movie on cable a few weeks ago, and honestly could not imagine such a movie being made today. We live in a time plagued not only with empty moralizing but also where the worst thing you can be is a less-than-ideal parent. A movie that depicts foul mouthed little kids drinking beer after little league baseball games just doesn’t seem like it would cut it in this environment. For that reason I was shocked to read that Richard Linklater is going to be released in July. My hopes are not high.