Yet Mr. Trump made some comments on MSNBC and in Iowa in the past few days that indicate he is perhaps unclear about the causes of the 2008 economic crash. However you want to reconstruct the meltdown, the economic problems were clearly set in motion by several decades of liberal policies on lending, housing, mortgages, energy exploration and refining, and more recently, crony and esoteric derivatives on Wall Street.
When March Madness rolls around, the NCAA falls in love with big football domes as venues for much of the basketball tournament. It’s bad for the game.
You can talk about the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire and South Carolina all you want – and those all are important – yet not one of them is the most important primary on the Republican side.
Did a bunch of government bureaucrats concoct the rule for what constitutes sufficient possession by a pass receiver?
For several weeks now, the mainstream Jurassic media has been up to their old psychological warfare tricks, and naturally, the Republican establishment is falling for it hard. They always do, and this includes “the architect,” Karl Rove. This time it’s
For the first time since 2000, the Atlantic Coast Conference swept all of the intrastate rivalries against the SEC on the last weekend of the regular season. Florida State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Louisville defeated Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and
There is a widely held convention that the quotable Richard Sherman is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent of NFL players. Yes, he talks trash. But he backs it up on the field. Moreover, he does not speak ebonics
Many people were startled when the New York Times broke an eight part story a few days ago about a Karl Rove-led cover-up of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq — and then The Daily Beast followed up with a report entitled “Insiders Blame
In light of the Ray Rice episode, it’s hard to imagine that the NFL would once again undershoot on a player punishment–and yet that’s exactly what has happened in the Vontaze Burfict “ankle gate” case. Amidst a consensus among sports
Longtime Carolina Panther Steve Smith torched his former team on Sunday with 139 yards receiving and a couple of touchdowns in Baltimore’s 38-10 win. Yesterday, on a Charlotte sports talk show, Smith put the wood to the Panthers again–taunting general
If you have any interest in the NFL, and the Ray Rice/what-did-Roger-Goodell-know-and-when-did-he-know-it case, then you have probably heard ESPN contributor Bill Simmons’s f-bomb-laced rant on the topic. Simmons, who edits the sports and entertainment website Grantland and comments on the
In light of polling data confirming what we already knew–that the vast majority of NFL fans, players, and Americans want the Washington Redskins to keep their name–ESPN is doubling and tripling down on the network’s thinly-veiled political crusade to force owner
Karl Rove and his Crossroads GPS PAC are about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the senate — by campaigning to the left of incumbents Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan on behalf of Republican challengers Tom Cotton
It has been a dizzying few months for big-time college football and basketball players, coaches, fans and the attendant media. How all of this will change college sports is yet to be determined, but without a doubt, we are in
The American ‘soccerati’–soccer moms, knee-sock-wearing kids eating orange slices, illegal aliens, hipsters, and self-righteous sportscasters–feels pretty good today. After all, the 2014 World Cup just ended in a vortex of self-congratulatory euphoria: America has finally caught up to the rest
You mean it’s been more than eight years already? Yep, and the Duke lacrosse case remains fascinating for any number of reasons. There was no Rush Limbaugh or George W. Bush to demonize in this skit. No, the usual suspects,
The Michael Sam “be careful what you wish for” train wreck may be amusing to watch. That is, the untitled reality television show starring Michael Sam on Oprah’s OWN network. But Sam’s prospects on the NFL’s Sunday afternoon reality show
Coach Dabo Swinney and his Clemson football program face a blitz again. This time it’s not South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney seeking to slam their quarterback into the turf, or even a lighthearted sound-byte from Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier aiming to
When Coach K’s legacy is finally written – and a good number of chapters have been filed away already – his name will be either right above or right below that of John Wooden’s. That specific pecking order probably depends
With N.C. State’s win over Xavier on Wednesday night, the Atlantic Coast Conference has 5 teams in “the big dance”–or at least, 5 in the official final 64. As you analyze each of those five, however, you’re left to wonder
In the aftermath of Duke’s 93-81 win over North Carolina, the victorious Blue Devils talked like many Duke players have during the last three decades. They talked about defense. They insisted that their success comes from D and that their
It’s been almost comical to watch the liberal sports media’s obvious arousal over what they deem the heroic effort by the Northwestern football team to unionize. I say almost comical because this effort is something that could change the face
When Russell Wilson recently termed the turmoil that defined the end of his college career as “a whole Pack of Badgers,” the Seahawks’ quarterback was referring to three years for the N.C. State Wolfpack and a year with the Badgers
Rush Limbaugh, who is white, guaranteed a few days ago that we would become more and more impressed with Richard Sherman, who is black, as we learned more about him. And Rush was right, as Sherman continued to eloquently put
In the same week that the University of Maryland announced a decision to contemplate covering gender re-assignment surgery for their students, the school has filed a 157 million dollar counterclaim lawsuit against the Atlantic Coast Conference related to their conference