Dave Zirin

Sports Editor

@EdgeofSports

Dave Zirin is the sports editor at The Nation. He is the author of 11 books on the politics of sports. He is also the coproducer and writer of the new documentary Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL.

Beijing Basketball Watched By Billions Beijing Basketball Watched By Billions

  The most laudable part of the Summer Olympics is that it is one of the few times when the stifling sporting atmosphere in the United States actually opens up its window and...

Aug 11, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Bush & Kissinger Invade Beijing Bush & Kissinger Invade Beijing

  Remember Nero fiddling while the world burns? Nero's got nothing onGeorge W Bush. Hell, at least Nero was displaying a demonstrative skill.No, while Russia shells the Georg...

Aug 10, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Beijing Opening: Show Goes On Without Spielberg Beijing Opening: Show Goes On Without Spielberg

  On this morning, the day after the spectacular, pyrotechnic launchof the Olympic games, lets take a second to recall who wasexcluded from the party. No not George W. Bush o...

Aug 9, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

In Defense of Team Darfur In Defense of Team Darfur

    I never thought I've live to see the day I'd agree with Mitt Romney on anything. But this time, the man with the Ken doll hair got it exactly right. Romneywas raisi...

Aug 8, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

China Won’t Turn the Other Cheek China Won’t Turn the Other Cheek

  Joey Cheek is someone who actually believes in the Olympic ideal, thequaint notion that sports could be used as a force for good, to raiseawareness, understanding and even ...

Aug 7, 2008 / The Notion / Dave Zirin

Why He Fears the Fist: A Response to Jonah Goldberg Why He Fears the Fist: A Response to Jonah Goldberg

You can tell right away that Goldberg didn't read a book, an article, even a fortune cookie, about the 1968 Olympics before whipping out his laptop.

Aug 4, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Olympic Trials Olympic Trials

If China's leaders believe they've released enough steam for a smooth Olympics, they could be in for a surprise.

Jul 31, 2008 / Editorial / Dave Zirin

When COINTELPRO Came to Town When COINTELPRO Came to Town

The Maryland State Police's Department of Homeland Security has devoted hundreds of hours and thousands of taxpayer dollars to harassing people whose only crime was opposing the wa...

Jul 21, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Can NASCAR Be Saved From Itself? Can NASCAR Be Saved From Itself?

For the last decade, NASCAR has tried to shed its legacy as a sport indelibly linked to the confederate flag.

Jul 9, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Grand Theft Hoops: The Stealing of the Sonics Grand Theft Hoops: The Stealing of the Sonics

Two Oklahoma corporate raiders have stolen one of Seattle's most beloved sports franchises with an unlikely accomplice, the NBA's commissioner, David Stern.

Jul 3, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

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