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Sports has a rich tradition of resistance politics. 

From Jackie Robinson and the first integrated sports teams to Pat Tillman and our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, sports is woven into the fabric of our nation.

 There was a time—not too long ago—when black players were not allowed to play on "white" teams.

Jocks vs. Pukes

Jock Culture is a distortion of sports.

Atlantic Yards construction site

Numerous cities are littered with “downtown catalysts” that failed to catalyze.

Rollerderby

Roller Derby marries an underground vibe with the fun of athletic competition.

Make no mistake about it: the owners lost.

Blogs

How perverse to celebrate a National Health Service in front of the very people who aim to destroy it.

July 30, 2012

The presumed GOP candidate’s offense-slinging stumble through London this week lends irony to his false claims about Obama apologizing for America. It seems America will have to apologize for Mitt.

 

July 27, 2012

Mitt Romney thinks the UK is under-prepared for the Olympics? Wrong.They’re overprepared.

July 27, 2012

“Worse than Sarah Palin,” say the Brits. “Mitt the Twit.”

July 27, 2012

The real story behind the most political, controversial, inspiring moment in Olympics, if not sports, history: the black gloved salute of  runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

July 25, 2012

The Pennsylvania Governor emerges unscathed, while Penn students bare the burden of the punishment. Why is a private organization wielding this unprecedented power?

July 24, 2012

Today's extrajudicial move by the NCAA will effect people far beyond Penn State.

July 23, 2012

It would bring vengeance without justice.

July 15, 2012

Penn State University and the legacy of Coach Joe Paterno have been destroyed by Louis Freeh’s report.

July 12, 2012

Serena Williams’s victory at Wimbledon, as well as the questions she had to answer, was a reminder about the importance of Title IX.

July 9, 2012