Kenny "The Snake" Stabler suffered woefully from a condition brought on by head trauma. He deserved better from the NFL, and all pro football players deserve better.
It's awfully early for John McCain to be running such a desperate, ugly campaign against Barack Obama. But I guess it's useful for Democrats to get a reminder that the Republican Party plays presidential politics by the same moral code that guided the bad-boy Oakland Raiders in their heyday: "Just win, baby."
In the latest installment of the Truthdig Podcast, Robert Scheer offers his take on North Korea's nuclear test, Iran, diplomacy, Democratic prospects and much more.