Minneapolis activist Doug Mann has been waging a valiant battle to make the Minneapolis City Council hold a referendum on the question of constructing a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. His legal challenges have successfully delayed, if not negated, the building of the stadium. You can read about his legal fight here. A few
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Fewer people know the names of the recent Nobel laureates than the starting quarterbacks for Division I college teams. To find out why, I went to Green Valley College where the regional chief accreditor, unable to find a tailgate party, was grilling the president. “How’s your football team doing this season?” was the first question.
Before Congress creates yet another useless special investigation committee and subpoenas me, I wish to come clean and confess. I took steroids. Strong steroids. The kind that bulk you up and make you look like Stone Mountain. In my case, they just fattened me up, gave me rosy-red cheeks, and destroyed about half of my
Shortly before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on an amendment last December that would ban pigeon shoots, the Pennsylvania Flyers Association sent out a bulletin it marked as “urgent.” “We must act now to preserve our sport,” the Flyers screeched. In a separate letter to members, the Flyers told its members
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.–The Penn State Board of Trustees, still sanctimonious in its public moral outrage, continues to violate state law. The Board held a private three hour meeting, Wednesday evening [July 25] to discuss the NCAA sanctions and the role university president Dr. Rodney Erickson played in accepting the sanctions. Erickson, according to the Centre
Although the circumstances that occasioned it were troubling, it was an honor to finally get to speak with Henry A, Giroux, who currently holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department. A prolific author on the intersections of capitalism and education, he was named as one
I recently received a letter from a young girl who was confused about the Philadelphia Phillies. In her short life, she had never seen the Phillies. Her little friends, so she wrote me, said the Phillies were a figment of her imagination, a team that was made up so that there would be something to