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No Winners in Ray Rice’s Game

What happens behind closed doors—or rather closing doors—does not always stay behind them.

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Hillary Clinton’s Spat With NPR and the Looming Gay Trouble

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The perennial presidential favorite has difficulty dropping her anti-gay baggage, Michael Sam has a team, activists upstage the U.N. climate summit and a subprime car loan bubble gets fueled. Plus: Who are the Net neutrality 1 percenters?

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Hillary Clinton’s Spat With NPR and the Looming Gay Trouble

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The perennial presidential favorite has difficulty dropping her anti-gay baggage, Michael Sam has a team, activists upstage the U.N. climate summit, and a subprime car loan bubble gets fueled. Plus: Who are the Net neutrality 1 percenters?

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



All NFL Teams Pass on Michael Sam

The openly gay NFL hopeful and recipient of this site’s Truthdigger of the Week distinction was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.

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Comcast Can Do Whatever It Wants

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: With the current vacuum of regulation, the biggest broadband Internet provider can legally censor content. Also: Why Gaza needs a war crimes trial, journalism struggles with prejudice, and the NFL gets serious about domestic abuse.

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Comcast Can Do Whatever It Wants

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: With the current vacuum of regulation, the biggest broadband Internet provider can legally censor content. Also: Why Gaza needs a war crimes trial, journalism struggles with prejudice, and the NFL gets serious about domestic abuse.

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NFL Boss Roger Goodell Makes Up for Dropping the Ball on Domestic Violence Policy

Admitting that he hadn’t gone far enough in guiding the National Football League’s policy on domestic violence and had flubbed the Ray Rice case in late July, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stepped up Thursday to announce more stringent rules for players and other employees.

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Does the U.S. Owe Iraq?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Iraq falls apart, the VA goes after whistle-blowers, the Washington football team loses its racist trademarks, and more on Gore Vidal.

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Does the U.S. Owe Iraq?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Iraq falls apart, the VA goes after whistle-blowers, the Washington football team loses its racist trademarks, and more on Gore Vidal.

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Redskins Run In to Trademark Trouble in Clash Over Name Change

Those making the case that it’s high time the Washington Redskins changed their name got a boost Wednesday from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which decided to cancel half a dozen federal trademark registrations owned by the NFL team.

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Native Americans Force Sports Fans to Think About Racism

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of Northern California paid a “substantial” amount of money to air a one-minute version of this ad in seven major American cities during the NBA Finals. It is compelling, persuasive and powerful.

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Eminent Domain: The Real Solution to Scumbag Sports Owners

Why aren’t the football, baseball, basketball, hockey and other major sports franchises so many of us so passionately love and support not owned by the communities that give them their life?

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Arizona Governor Expected to Veto Gay Jim Crow

Gov. Jan Brewer is a tea party darling, but she doesn’t want to lose the Super Bowl or Apple’s business.

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The NFL Proves Why America Needs to Update Its Civil Rights Laws

If ever there was a perfect example of how employment discrimination against gay people operates on a day-to-day basis—and why Congress needs to outlaw such discrimination—the National Football League just provided it.

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Openly Gay Football Player Michael Sam Gets a Standing Ovation From Missouri Fans

At halftime during a basketball game Saturday, Mizzou students and spectators gave a rousing ovation to their star footballer Michael Sam, who is widely expected to become the first openly gay NFL player when he is inevitably drafted in May.

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



Truthdigger of the Week: Michael Sam

The NFL hopeful could be another nail in the coffin of sexual hate in professional sports.

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Out of the Closet









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Breaking NFL Barriers









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Will the NFL Make Way for Its First Openly Gay Player?

University of Missouri’s All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam is set to be picked in the early rounds of the National Football League’s May draft. But is the league, known for its “machismo and violence,” ready for an involuntary change in image?

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Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Kluwe

The Minnesota Vikings punter was fired after he began speaking out in defense of the political rights of gays and lesbians during the 2012 NFL season.

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Hail to the Washingtons

I’m a bit late to the topic, but the Washington, D.C., professional football team really ought to change its name.

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League of Denial









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WikiLeaks Lawyer on American Imperialism

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Julian Assange’s attorney, Michael Ratner, has a front seat to history. Also: Is this the golden age of the black quarterback? And a feminist explains why women can love Eminem. Plus: Robert Scheer on the pope.

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Wendy Davis Won’t Back Down, Maher Rips Voting Rights Act Decision, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest fight against student loan rate increases and what the top two Senate Republicans are requesting of the NFL and other major American sports leagues.

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