National Politics

New Investigation into USA Swimming Sex Abuse

Posted November 11, 2014 by Irvin Muchnick

The most undercovered scandal in sports is the widespread sexual abuse of untold hundreds of early- and mid-teen female swimmers by untold scores of coaches. Money- and image-obsessed USA Swimming, the national governing body under the umbrella of the U.S.
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Mainstream Media Tells Dems to Move Right

Posted November 10, 2014 by Peter Hart and Jim Naureckas

With the Democrats suffering substantial losses in the 2014 midterm elections, it is likely that the advice from pundits and political journalists will be the same as it always is: Move to the right. This has been the counsel almost
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Why Americans Don’t Vote

Posted November 4, 2014 by

Today is Election Day, but millions of eligible voters will not cast ballots. I used to wonder why Democrats could not prevent such a significant drop off between midterm and presidential election turnouts, until I accepted that many voters quite
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Jim Crow at the Polling Place

Posted November 4, 2014 by Joel Bleifuss

Progressive critics of electoral activism—those who question the ultimate significance of mainstream bourgeois politics—would do well to remember the 2010 midterms, a Republican victory that solidified the power of the Tea Party within the GOP and heralded a right-wing takeover
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Giants on Parade

Posted October 31, 2014 by

Today’s parade down Market Street honors the most surprising SF Giants team of the three recent World Series winners. Many teams claim that “nobody believed in us but ourselves,” but in the Giants case it was true. How does a
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SF Giants Make History

Posted October 30, 2014 by

When Pablo Sandoval caught the third out making the Giants World Series champs, my first thought was “We are all so blessed to be San Francisco Giants fans.” Our team won its third World Series in five years with a
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Can Giants Defy History?

Posted October 29, 2014 by

Tonight, the San Francisco Giants seek to do something the franchise has never done: win a World Series Game 7. The Giants have plenty of experience losing game 7’s: 1912, 1924, 1962 and 2002. If I were the superstitious type,
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Giant Memories

Posted October 28, 2014 by Peter Dreier

The San Francisco Giants are once again in the World Series. I’ve been watching the games on TV, but I’m not rooting for them. As a kid, I was shattered when my team, the New York Giants, moved to the
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