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A Reply to the @EdgeofSports: Who Exactly Are the 99%?

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Those who see the Occupy movement as a movement of the Left need to tell me how calling people you disagree with "racists" is going to get us the super majority it takes to make any fundamental changes in this country, under this broken political system.

Something More Than Polarization

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

We can't afford to simply indulge the passion of our differences. Not anymore. The challenges we face as a nation are just too great. It is time for us to practice a politics that doesn't fit the business model of Fox v. MSNBC.

What Pro Sports Owners Owe Us

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

If a car's brakes failed, you wouldn't blame the driver. You'd blame the manufacturer. And when we feel bludgeoned by the state of professional sports, it's the owners who need to answer for this sorry state of affairs.

The End of Iverson?

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Zirin

Now that the king -- Al 'The Answer' -- has been deposed by age and circumstance, our sports world is, quite frankly, blander for it.

Why We Need a People's History of Sports

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Zirin

So much discussion of sports, both its past and present, is about sanding off, beautifying, or simply obliterating anything that might be seen as political.