Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports editor, is the author of eight books on the politics of sports, most recently, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio, and co-hosts The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide with former NBA player Etan Thomas (both available as podcasts). You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports.
Idle No More is a movement of indigenous people in North America that, among other things, has taken on the issue of sports mascoting. Here Dave speaks to two Idle No More members about this aspect of their work.
Recent comments by New York City sports radio stars Boomer Esiason and Mike Francesa revealed more than they intended.
We should not assume the #CancelColbert hashtag let Dan Snyder off the hook.
The recent Brazilian marine invasion of a favela, and the way the invasion was covered, raises serious concerns.
Appearing on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin made the case for paying the student athletes who generate billions for the NCAA.
Bringing Arne Duncan and NCAA President Mark Emmert together to discuss the question of compensating college athletes produced predictable results.