James David Dickson

James David Dickson, a former Collegiate Network Fellow at The American Spectator, reports on human interest stories for AnnArbor.com.

A Rivalry Renewed

 

Two of college football’s most stories programs have decided to resume their rivalry. Last week the University of Notre Dame and the University of Miami announced plans to play three games over the decade. In 2012, the rivalry will take a special setting, with the teams squaring off in Chicago’s Soldier Field, with a home-and-home […]

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Bob Barr Blogged Here

 

Libertarian Party presidential candidate — and former American Spectator Contributing Editor — Bob Barr has to prove this weekend, in Denver, at the LP convention, that his commitment to liberty is genuine and not new-fangled (in the way that Alan Keyes’ Illinois citizenship was in the 2004 Senate race against Barack Obama), and that he […]

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Shove Your Sorries in a Sack

 

The Boston Herald has apologized to the New England Patriots for its false “report” that the 2001 Patriots taped the Rams’ pre-Super Bowl walkthrough. Says the paper: “While the Boston Herald based its Feb. 2, 2008, report on sources that it believed to be credible, we now know that this report was false, and that […]

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Payback Time

 

ESPN.com reports that the Philadelphia Eagles, my sterling example of how not to handle a disgruntled player who wants out, are now suing Dallas Cowboys wide receiver (and former Eagle) Terrell Owens for $770, 000 for bonus monies he has yet to repay the team. The NFL is a $6 billion business, and one of […]

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Draft Day 21

 

The late Sean Taylor is always going to be a part of Redskins lore. The Washington Redskins are picking 21st in the first round — 21, of course, the number of the late Sean Taylor. Last year in the playoffs the Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys 27-6 — 21 points — to make the playoffs […]

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Organic School Lunches: Good. Marines: Bad.

 

Congressman John Campbell (CA-48) led a bloggers briefing at the Heritage Foundation today. Campbell is the major House force behind the “Semper Fi Act“, which would remove $2 million of earmarks from the city of Berkeley, California and give them to the Marines. The Berkeley City Council, in late January, passed a resolution calling the […]

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Nothing Lasts

 

In yet another addition to the “nothing lasts forever” department, South Korea’s top national treasure was destroyed in a fire last night, the International Herald Tribune reports. The Sungnye Gate — or “Great South Gate” — was built in 1398 (94 years before Columbus’s arrival in the “new world”) as the southern entryway into the […]

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

 

ESPN.com has posted an annual personal favorite of mine, “The Story of the Rings,” highlighting a story from each of the 41 Super Bowl champions to date. My personal favorite: “The Real Lord of the Rings,” about New England Patriots strength & conditioning coach Mike Woicik, who has 6 — count ’em, 6 — Super […]

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UN: AIDS Epidemic Overstated

 

But, then, what’s a few million between friends? The most telling quote from the Post piece: “Some researchers…contend that persistent overestimates in the widely quoted U.N. reports have long skewed funding decisions and obscured potential lessons about how to slow the spread of HIV. Critics have also said that U.N. officials overstated the extent of […]

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Russia Combats Declining Birthrates

 

At least someone in Europe gets it… Like the rest of Europe, Russia faces declining birthrates and an increasing Muslim population that threatens its character. Unlike most of Europe, Russia is in the process of doing something about it. As the old saying goes, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

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