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March 11, 2016
Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer Endorses John Kasich for President

In the interests of full disclosure, I must report that I am a huge Ohio State fan. I've been living and dying with Buckeye football since OSU beat USC and O.J. Simpson (yes, that O.J. Simpson) in the 1969 Rose Bowl. But I couldn't' help but greet today's news that Coach Urban Meyer officially endorsed […]

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December 26, 2014
50 Years Later, Still Waiting for the Gift of a Cleveland Browns Title

December 27, 1964 is a holy day. Holy, that is, if you live in Northeastern Ohio or, like me, long ago made the exodus to join the large diaspora of Clevelanders now wandering the nation in search of a championship in any sport. That's right. Fifty years ago this Saturday, the Cleveland Browns crushed the […]

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November 5, 2014
Team USA Coach Uses Military Event to Attack President Obama on ISIS

In September, Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski guided the USA men's national team to gold at the world championships in Spain. One month later, Coach K was awarded again, this time with the 2014 George Catlett Marshall Medal presented by the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA). And it was there that America's Coach […]

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September 20, 2014
The Tortured Logic of NFL Commissioner Condoleezza Rice

With NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell under fire for the league's reprehensible handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case, the names of potential successors are already being bandied about. But one of them--Condoleezza Rice--would be among the very worst choices the National Football League could make. After all, the NFL's credibility is at risk for […]

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February 26, 2012
Romney Crashes and Burns Pandering at NASCAR's Daytona 500

Just two days out from the all-critical Michigan primary, Mitt Romney headed to Florida Sunday to make a pre-race appearance at the Daytona 500. But for Romney, the trip wasn't just an obligatory pilgrimage to woo the conservative fans who booed Michele Obama and Jill Biden at another event last year. More importantly, Romney was […]

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January 24, 2012
Team USA Goalie Tim Thomas Snubs President Obama

On Monday, goaltender Tim Thomas of the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins became just the latest high profile athlete to snub President Obama by refusing to attend a White House ceremony honoring his team. Nevertheless, Thomas' insult to the presidency is unique. After all, Thomas is the first to use the language of the Sovereign […]

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July 8, 2010
Lebronomics in Cleveland

When my family left Cleveland in the early 1970's, it had about 725,000 people; in 2009, what was once the 8th largest city in the nation had shriveled to 431,000. Now as basketball superstar Lebron James prepares to announce his next stop on the road to becoming a $1 billion, one-man brand, the one-time Best […]

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June 27, 2010
Great Moments in U.S. World Cup History

For the second time in four years, Ghana put an end to American World Cup hopes. Making the loss more painful were the catastrophic defensive lapses and first half midfield woes that were the undoing of a much stronger U.S squad than four years ago. Still, American fans will always have the heroic comeback against […]

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February 7, 2010
CBS Super Bowl Ads We'd Like to See

After refusing in the past to run "controversial" ads from groups such as the United Church of Christ, CBS is reversing course. During its extended Super Bowl coverage on Sunday, the network will air a not-so-subtle anti-abortion message sponsored by Focus on the Family featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. In it, the nation's most […]

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January 17, 2010
Tim Tebow Turns Super Anti-Abortion Crusader

Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow hasn't played a down in the National Football League, but he will nonetheless be a star during the Super Bowl on February 7. That's because the University of Florida quarterback will join his mother in a 30-second Super Bowl ad to deliver an anti-abortion message funded by Focus on the […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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