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John Madden, RIP

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On December 28, 2021
Simply put, John Madden is the single most important figure in the history of football broadcasting, not only because of the transformative video game that used his name but because of what led to a video game wanting to use his name. It’s also worth noting that he played an active role in the game’s […]

Hiatt

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On December 6, 2021

Fred Hiatt is dead. There must be a way his paper can blame this on Democrats. Googling “Fred Hiatt Lawyers Guns Money” will provide you many lowlights of this hack. Days like today are go

Stockwell

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On November 11, 2021

We should remember the wonderful if bizarre career of Dean Stockwell now that he has passed on from the planet. He was great in so much. When he did Quantum Leap, the quality of television was pretty

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Powell

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On October 18, 2021
Colin Powell has died of COVID-19. One of the most unjustly lauded individuals in early twenty-first century America, an honest portrayal of Powell’s legacy turns out starkly negative. From his significant role in the cover up of the My Lai Massacre to his lies about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction, Powell holds a great […]

Norm

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On September 14, 2021

Well, this sucks: Norm Macdonald, whose laconic delivery of sharp and incisive observations made him one of Saturday Night Live‘s most influential and beloved cast members, died today after a nine-y

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Michael K. Williams, RIP

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On September 6, 2021
A tremendous loss of one of the best television actors in the genre’s history. “The Wire’’ actor Michael K. Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment Monday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The Post. Drug paraphernalia was found in the apartment, suggesting a possible overdose, sources said. Williams, 54, was found dead in the living […]

Ed Asner

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On August 31, 2021

We lost Ed Asner a couple of days ago. John Nichols reminds us that not only was he an iconic actor, but also a great socialist with a huge heart. A self-proclaimed “old-time lefty,” he proudly em

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James Loewen, RIP

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On August 20, 2021
James Loewen has died. No scholar has done more to challenge conventional narratives of history and open people’s eyes to alternative visions of the past outside of lauding the rich and white and famous since Howard Zinn. Lies My Teacher Told Me is his most famous book, but he was a productive scholar before that […]

Bowden

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On August 8, 2021

Bobby Bowden is dead. The winningest coach in elite college football history not to knowingly keep on his defensive coordinator after he discovered said coordinator was raping small boys in the locker

Carl Levin, RIP

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On July 30, 2021

One of the true liberal lions of the last 40 years has died. There were issues that Levin didn’t do the right thing on that got attention here. But for the most part, Levin was a real leader on

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