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Sports 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 7, 2017
Judah Friedlander: America Is #1
The comedian offers a unique view on why the USA failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
November 6, 2017
#MeToo in Sports: Moving From Revelations to Policy
If we don’t begin dealing with this on a policy level, we are doomed to more of the same.
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November 3, 2017
Why Colin Kaepernick Matters So Much
Why has he become a symbol of hope and resistance? It’s complicated.
November 1, 2017
WNBA Star Breanna Stewart Joins the #MeToo Movement, Saying ‘Courage Is Contagious’
The basketball star made her contribution for reasons both personal and political.
October 31, 2017
#MeToo: Sexual Assault & Sports
Olympic legend Nancy Hogshead-Makar talks to us about the #MeToo campaign and its effect on sports.
October 31, 2017
Striding So Fast on Quivering Springs
Turkmenistan’s political cult of the horse.
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.