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James David Dickson
James David Dickson, a former Collegiate Network Fellow at The American Spectator, reports on human interest stories for AnnArbor.com.
by | May 28, 2008

Senator William Turner wants to make his vision of the American Dream a reality. The costs of his program are high. He pledges to pay for them by completely withdrawing the U.S. military from foreign soil. “If we slashed our…

by | May 22, 2008

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…

by | May 14, 2008

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…

by | May 13, 2008

That the West Virginia Mountaineers might be closer to a national championship in football than the Michigan Wolverines is perhaps the biggest compliment one can pay new Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez. His first task in Ann Arbor is to…

by | Apr 29, 2008

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…

by | Apr 29, 2008

“Anyone who doesn’t want to be here, please leave,” yelled Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis after his team’s nationally televised 13-34 drubbing to the New England Patriots in week four of the 2007 season. Wide receiver Chad Johnson decided to…

by | Apr 26, 2008

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…

by | Apr 25, 2008

“‘Do they support us back home?’ That was a common question [from the troops] — which surprised me,” said Alison Barber. That, she told TAS, was when she knew there was a growing and troubling “disconnect” between the boots on…

by | Mar 11, 2008

It wasn’t until Atlantic reporter Joshua Green called former state representative Danny Carroll that Carroll started to understand what hit him. He had been Speaker Pro Tempore of the Iowa State House, which was controlled by Republicans right up to…

by | Feb 12, 2008

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…

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