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September 17, 2013 9:30 AM Why No One Watches the America's Cup Races

Hey, the famous America’s Cup Yacht Races are happening right now in San Francisco Bay! Hey, really, is that exciting or what; you can watch this immortal series, cheer for your favorite boats, see thrilling…are you listening to me? Is...

By Michael O'Hare

September 13, 2013 12:00 AM What's Wrong with the Washington Arrows?

Peter King, the most eminent NFL writer in America, has let it be known that he will no longer use the nickname of Washington’s football team in his column. (I swore off some time ago.) He says he has no...

By Jamie Malanowski

August 09, 2013 12:54 PM The (Former) Redskins: The Question Is Etiquette, Not 'Racism'

Slate yesterday said it wouldn't use "Redskins" any more for the Washington football team. Good choice! Which is as good an excuse as any to make my argument again that the question here shouldn't be whether this particular term is...

By Jonathan Bernstein

August 09, 2013 12:00 PM When Information Could Make the Nerd a King

The sale of the Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has set off an avalanche of comment about the relative virtues and vices of new media versus old, about billionaire patrons using newspapers to pursue their own interests, and...

By Stephen L. Carter

July 19, 2013 10:00 AM World Cup Soccer Breeds Nationalistic Aggression

Nationalism is widely viewed as a force for interstate violence, but does it really have an important effect on state aggression that cannot be explained by strategic concerns? I provide strong evidence that it does using regression discontinuity analysis. I...

By John Sides