James David Dickson

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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Tired Superpower

 

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 military budget in half we’d have funds for fuel-cell plants, homeland defense, and universal healthcare,” […]

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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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Wolverine Worries

 

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 change that fact and turn college football’s winningest program into a contender once again. Michigan’s […]

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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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Dangling Chad

 

“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 take Lewis up on that offer. But his efforts, and those of teams hoping to […]

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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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Supporting the Troops

 

“‘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 the ground and the “many homefront groups doing great work in supporting the troops.” She […]

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What’s the Matter With Iowa?

 

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 the 2006 midterm elections. Then he went down to unexpected defeat, contributing to his party’s […]

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