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NFL news and analysis from The Nation
November 14, 2017
What Do Sports Have to Do With Militarism?
We talk to former Army Ranger and war resister Rory Fanning about the NFL’s Veteran Day weekend.
November 13, 2017
Pandering to the Military Won’t Save NFL Players From Racist Backlash
The proud tradition of athlete activists has always included a critique of US militarism.
November 9, 2017
Colin Kaepernick Is Not Your Father’s Willie Horton
Using racism to scapegoat NFL players was a craven and election-losing move for Ed Gillespie.
November 3, 2017
Why Colin Kaepernick Matters So Much
Why has he become a symbol of hope and resistance? It’s complicated.
October 30, 2017
The Houston Texans Showed the Power and Dignity of Black Labor
An owner called them inmates. Instead, they showed that they are workers with a collective sense of their power.
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October 25, 2017
Looks Like Jerry Jones Isn’t Going to Punish His Players for Protesting After All
The response to David Irving’s raised fist is just another sign of how much ground NFL owners have lost—and how much humanity NFL players have reclaimed.
October 19, 2017
Is Donald Trump Saving the NFL?
The president’s attacks could be the best thing to happen to the league.
October 19, 2017
Colin Kaepernick Was Mocked and Threatened for Taking a Knee. He’s Also Winning.
Protesting players have wrung major concessions out of the NFL.
October 16, 2017
Player Protests Are Not a Spectator Sport
Amplifying the movement is critical, it is not a substitute for a movement in and of itself.
October 13, 2017
Jerry Jones Is the NFL’s Biggest Distraction
The twisted morality of the Dallas Cowboys owner is finally coming home to roost.