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Add Russia’s Olympic Doping Scandal to the Rich History of Cheating in Sports

Seeking an unfair advantage in sports did not originate in the former Soviet Union, but state-sanctioned cheating is much more common in communist or former communist countries.

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How a Bunch of Liberal Groups Are Trying to Kill the Filibuster and Citizens United

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The progressive plot to save representative democracy, China’s retirement bomb, Republican junk science, and doping in sports.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE


How a Bunch of Liberal Groups Are Trying to Kill the Filibuster and Citizens United

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The progressive plot to save representative democracy, China’s retirement bomb, Republican junk science, and doping in sports.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Barry Bonds, Baseball and the Redemption of America

The slugger’s saga speaks directly to matters of justice, ethics, historical memory, the role of media and spectacle at the beginning of the 21st century, and, of course, the priorities of business. As such, this contemporary tragedy reflects a country that seems adrift, morally challenged, in decline and with a profound loss of faith in established institutions.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 READ MORE


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‘Left, Right & Center’: Two Ways of Looking at the Debt

President Obama announced a plan to reduce federal deficits by $4 trillion over 12 years. The Republican plan calls for a reduction of $4.4 trillion over 10 years. Of course the approaches are quite different, and they are compared and contrasted ...

Posted on Apr 15, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Jul 29, 2007 ENLARGE


The Fastest Man on No Legs

As technology becomes exponentially more sophisticated and pervasive, the sports world finds itself awash in ethical dilemmas. So where does a lightning fast amputee fit in the spectrum of Barry Bonds with his alleged doping and Tiger Woods with his better-than-perfect Lasik eyes?

Posted on May 24, 2007 READ MORE


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