The American Political Imagination — How To Rediscover It

Here we go again. I am not going to dive into the details and nuances of the Judge Kavanaugh-Dr. Ford hearings on Thursday. It is hard to imagine any American...

John McCain — After the Memorial

In the middle of the memorials and remembrances, in the middle of the public viewings and the televised liturgies, in the middle of the extended media coverage, it was...

Perspective In The Age Of Trump

What good is a political column these days? I am about to find out. I'm not doing this for money -- if I expected money, I would try to submit freelance...

New NFL Anthem Rules Show Entire Movement is Still Misunderstood

In a shocking move, the NFL announced the implementation of rules to effectively ban protesting during the National Anthem. The rules prohibit players from doing anything that “does not...

Football and Politics Will Never Be Separable

Football is supposed to be a safe haven. It’s supposed to be a sacred place where people can go to forget about all the problems from the world, big...

Reporting of the Serena Williams Pregnancy Story Shows Irresponsible Media

Shortly after 10:30 AM Eastern, Serena Williams released her now-famous Snapchat picture, showing what appeared to be a baby bump and captioned "20 weeks." The Snapchat was deleted shortly...

The American Political Center is Losing its Voice

It is often said that our country is rapidly becoming more partisan. We can see evidence of this almost daily. The House and Senate are breaking along party lines...

The Case for Abolishing the NBA Draft

As the new NBA season beckons, there are many questions. How will Kevin Durant adjust to life in Golden State colors? Will Karl-Anthony Towns continue his meteoric rise, up...

Coaches’ Reactions to Colin Kaepernick’s Protest

This article is about the relationship between San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the coaches who are involved, whether by choice or chance. Kaepernick in short chose not to stand...