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Politics as punting on fourth and one

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On November 9, 2009
One explanation for why people who advocate transparently idiotic policies that result in national disasters (the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our current health care system, our drug laws, our prisons, our current financial crisis) generally don’t lose their pundit credentials is that what gets you fired isn’t being wrong: it’s being perceived to be […]

Down in the hole

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On June 18, 2009
This is a little story about a top high school football recruit whose life seems to be falling apart for all too common reasons. Of course you can multiply this story by literally a million similar, but completely invisible cases. The only reason anybody will ever hear about him or try to do anything about […]

Good News

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On February 2, 2009

No matter what we happen to think of the outcome of tonight’s game, I think we can all agree that the Steelers’ victory is good news for John McCain. Share

Deep Thought

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On January 13, 2009
I sure hope that 98% of EPSN’s news coverage consists of breathless reports about whether and where the 27th best QB in the NFL will play in 2009, just like it did last year. As Allen Barra points out, the Jets would have been much better off signing Kurt Warner. This isn’t to say that […]

On Added Value

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On October 8, 2008

Gregg Easterbrook declares that Eli Manning is a better quarterback than Peyton Manning: Eli Manning is now a better quarterback than Peyton Manning. At the current rate, his career achievements will

The Overhype Has Landed

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On August 7, 2008

Do-do-do-dee-do, it’s nice living here in the Capital of Baseball where you can check some scores and news before bed without being subjected to an ESPN-style 24-hour Brett Favre wankfest and

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