Donald Trump And The Mainstreaming Of Racism

Donald Trump may or may not be racist himself, but he has most certainly exploited and helped widen racial divisions ever since bursting on the political scene in 2015.

Trump: If You Don’t Stand For The Anthem, Maybe You Should Leave The Country

President Trump’s response to the N.F.L.’s new National Anthem policy is as narrow-minded and divisive as you’d expected it to be.

N.F.L. To Fine Teams If Players Fail To “Stand And Show Respect” During National Anthem

The N.F.L. has come up with a dumb “solution” to a non-existent problem.

The Trump Reality Show

The Donald Trump presidency has some eerie parallels with his run on “The Apprentice.”

Most Dominant Athletes of the Last 20 Years

ESPN the Magazine has broken out the slide rule to rank the top athletes during its first two decades.

Specks, Logs, and Dr. Martin Luther King

In a healthy democracy we need not agree, nor must we finally even respect one another’s objects of devotion.  But we should exercise a salutary measure of mutual forbearance and be willing to acknowledge that no side has a monopoly on either truth or justice.

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The Return Of Donald Trump, Serial Liar

Donald Trump lies about even the most trivial matters, How are we supposed to believe anything else he says?

Who Suffers the Most from Government Shutdowns?

My latest for The National Interest has posted.

Malcolm Young, Legendary Rock Guitarist And AC/DC Co-Founder, Dies At 63

A huge loss for the world of Rock & Roll.

Ezekiel Elliott Gets Another Reprieve

Ezekiel Elliott got a legal reprieve late last week, but it may not last for long and it could have a big impact on the fortunes of the Dallas Cowboys.

Majority Of Americans Disagree With Trump On N.F.L. Anthem Protests

Donald Trump has apparently made the American public more supportive of players who kneel for the National Anthem.

Donald Trump Is A Culture Warrior, Not A President

Donald Trump’s entire modus operandi involves pushing divisive cultural hot buttons.

N.F.L. Won’t Force Players To Stand For National Anthem

Downplaying earlier reports, the National Football League is shooting down reports that it would move to force players to stand for the National Anthem.

Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Reinstated By Federal Appeals Court

A legal setback for Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys.

Pence Leaves Colts Game Over Anthem Protest In Obviously Pre-Planned Stunt

Vice-President Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game early in what was obviously a cynical pre-planned publicity stunt.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Trump’s Position On N.F.L. Protests

Most Americans don’t support President Trump’s statements about the protests by N.F.L. players, but it’s just another example of him using hateful rhetoric to pander to his base.

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Most Americans See Trump As Divisive

A new poll shows, unsurprisingly, that the vast majority of Americans see Donald Trump as a divider rather than a uniter

President Trump Attacks American Citizens For Exercising Their First Amendment Rights

In President Trump’s mind, American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights are “sons of bitches” who should be fired for exercising their rights.

Aaron Hernandez Suffered From ‘Severe’ Case Of C.T.E. At Time Of Death, Report Says

Former N.F.L. player, and convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez suffered from a severe case of C.T.E. at the time of his death according to a post-mortem brain study.

Federal Judge Halts Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

Once again, the National Football League sees its disciplinary and appeal process criticized by a Federal Judge.

Ezekiel Elliott, the NFL, and Due Process

The NFLPA alleges “egregious violations of legal due process” in the Ezekiel Elliot suspension.

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Donald Trump Is A Serial Liar, Even When It Comes To Trivial Issues

Trump and his underlings continue to lie, even about the most trivial of matters.

It’s Part of the Job…

Being a public servant, especially serving as President or in the White House in general, means you are going to be criticized, lampooned, ridiculed, and even “attacked.”

Federal Government Ends Effort To Strip Redskins Of Their Trademarks

In light of a recent Supreme Court decision, the Federal Government is ending its defense of an effort to revoke the trademarks of the Washington Redskins.

ESPN’s Massive Layoffs

The Worldwide Leader fired over 100 on-air personalities yesterday.

Amazon To Stream Thursday Night N.F.L. Games

Another step toward making it easier to cut the cord.

Viewership For Live Televised Events Down Across The Board

Fewer people are watching live television events such as the Super Bowl and Academy Awards.

Super Bowl Viewership Dips Slightly For Second Straight Year

There were 111.3 million people tuned into the Super Bowl on Sunday, slightly lower than last year.

A Super Bowl For The Ages

If you changed the channel after the third quarter, you missed what ended up becoming a game for the ages.

Final Presidential Debate Draws 71.6 Million Viewers

The final debate of 2016 didn’t draw as many viewers as the first Hillary v. Donald match-up, but it still drew a respectable number.

Second Presidential Debate Draws 66.5 Million Viewers

Viewership for the second debate fell some twenty percent from the first debate, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that voter are losing interest.

Follow Up on My Mercantilism Post

Responding to comments on this morning’s post.

Tom Brady Abandons ‘Deflategate’ Appeals, Will Serve Suspension Beginning In September

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady has abandoned his option to appeal the ‘Deflategate’ ruling to the Supreme Court and will serve his four game suspension beginning in September.

Tom Brady, N.F.L.P.A. Lose Petition For Full Second Circuit Review

Tom Brady and the N.F.L. Player’s Association suffered another legal setback in their appeal of the ‘Deflategate’ suspension.

N.F.L. Coaching Legend Buddy Ryan Dies At 82

An N.F.L. defensive legend has passed away at the age of 82.

Lyle Denniston Leaving SCOTUSBlog

A true legend in legal journalism is moving on.

LeBron James Brings A Championship Home To Cleveland For The First Time Since 1964

Congratulations Cleveland! Next month, you get Donald Trump.

Tom Brady, N.F.L. Players Association To Seek Review Of Appeals Court Deflategate Decision

Deflategate isn’t over yet and, depending on what happens in the Courts, could still be unresolved at the end of the N.F.L. season that begins in September.

Vast Majority Of Native Americans Not Offended By ‘Redskins’ Name, New Poll Claims

A new poll indicates that the argument that the name “Redskins” is disparaging is not an accurate statement of how Native Americans themselves feel about the issue.

Appeals Court Reinstates Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

A Federal Appeals Court has reinstated the four game suspension imposed on Tom Brady over the so-called ‘Deflategate’ scandal.

New England Patriots Fans File Frivolous Lawsuit Against N.F.L. Over Deflategate Sanctions

A group of New England Patriots fans are providing us with the latest example of stupid lawsuits that don’t belong in Court at all.

Twitter To Live Stream All Ten Thursday Night N.F.L. Games

All of next season’s Thursday Night N.F.L. games will be streamed live for free via Twitter.

Peyton Manning To Announce Retirement, Reports Say

If reports today are accurate, one of the great N.F.L. careers will come to an end this week.

Doctors: N.F.L. Great Ken Stabler Suffered From C.T.E. Due To Concussions

Another late football great has been diagnosed with a brain disease directly connected to the game they played.

Rams Returning to Los Angeles; Chargers May Join Them

St. Louis will lose its second NFL team in 28 years as the Rams go home to LA.

Third Democratic Debate Grabs 6.7 Million Viewers, The Lowest Yet For Any 2016 Debate

To nobody’s surprise, the third Democratic Debate received the lowest ratings yet of any debate so far this election cycle.

Fifth Republican Debate Gets More Than 18 Million Viewers

Another set of solid ratings for the latest debate.