Trump Dog Whistles His Way to an Even More Obscene Ugliness

Tweet He dog-whistled that Jews are partially to blame for the tragedy at the Tree of Life My dislike for Donald Trump dates back to the early eighties.  Growing up I read the newspaper every day, including the comics. When I went to SIU the college newspaper ran Doonesbury, one of the few comic strips I never read. I began reading it because it was the only one in the…

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Other 1st Round Picks Dwarf the 7th Pick on Draft Day

Tweet In the Super Bowl era, no seventh draft pick reached the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The next highest draft pick to be shut out is the twenty-second. In the fifty-one years of the modern NFL draft, no player chosen with the seventh pick ever made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  In fact, the NFL draft dates back to 1936, and in all that time the…

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Corporate America and UPS Deliver Less Bread to Family America

Tweet Shame on the Teamsters who work for UPS. They didn’t bother to vote on the latest labor contract, so new employees will now be paid less. Count UPS among those corporations that benefited from the massive tax cuts the Republicans handed to Corporate America. Republicans insisted the tax cuts provided two good things for the American people, the 99%, a pay increase for Family America, and a surge in…

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Quarterback Sluts and the Fading Importance of Career Passing Yardage

Tweet If a quarterback plays for three different franchises he’s a journeyman.  If he plays for five or more he’s a slut. Congratulations to Drew Brees on becoming the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards. Brees deserves acknowledgment as a great quarterback, but the measurements we use to assess quarterbacking lack consistency over time.  If we rank all the NFL quarterbacks by career passing yardage, Vinny Testaverde ranks as the…

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