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W. James Antle III
by | Jan 7, 2013

One of the NFL’s biggest storylines this season has revolved around a pair of rookie quarterbacks taken in the top two spots in the 2012 draft. Which would be the better option? Could either of them turn around flailing franchises?…

by | Dec 24, 2012

When Tim Tebow was traded to the New York Jets, he instantly became the NFL’s most famous backup quarterback. Inserted as an impromptu starter toward the end of his first two seasons with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was fresh from…

by | Dec 5, 2012

Barack Obama took the Republicans’ best shot and won a second term. In an even stronger tribute to his campaign team’s skills and get-out-the-vote operation, the president beat Republican challenger Mitt Romney in every meaningful swing state except North Carolina—and…

by | Oct 10, 2012

The number 33 has long occupied a special place in Boston sports lore. It is most associated with Larry Bird, who wore it on his jersey for 13 seasons on the Celtics. For a limited time, McDonald’s even made the…

by | Sep 26, 2012

Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics By Ross Douthat (Free Press, 352 pages, $26) MEET THE TWO FACES of American religion. One belongs to Dr. Leroy Thompson, a black preacher who teaches that God not only has…

by | Sep 4, 2012

It took until the fourth preseason game for the formerly high-flying New York Jets to get their first offensive touchdown. They scored on a six-yard play action pass from third-string quarterback Greg McElroy, as Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow watched…

by | Aug 30, 2012

TAMPA, Florida — When Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) concluded his speech at the Republican National Convention, one writer was particularly effusive in his praise. Paul’s national debut “can only be described as a humdinger.” His speech was “brilliantly succinct” in…

by | Aug 14, 2012

After five and a half fun years at The American Spectator, I am moving on to a new role with the Daily Caller News Foundation. Since I’ve been at the Spectator I’ve seen the Republicans lose and then regain the…

by | Aug 13, 2012

What a difference a few days make. Last week Mitt Romney press secretary Andrea Saul appeared to speak well of the Obamacare-like Massachusetts health care law. Defending her boss against a pro-Obama super PAC’s scurrilous charges of complicity in the…

by | Aug 12, 2012

1. Obviously, there was no bigger news than Mitt Romney tapping Paul Ryan to be his running mate. Romney has added to his generally policy-phobic campaign one of the brightest, most articulate defenders of a comprehensive fiscal policy in the…

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