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Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin Is Perfect Man to Fix the NFL Mess in Washington

This is what one NFL team personnel man said about Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin. Please pay close attention. This is instructional.<p>"The best coach in college football is Nick Saban. I don't know if there's much argument about that. The second best, right behind him, is (Sumlin). When you really look at …

Johnny Manziel could return to Texas A&M, depending on his NFL Draft projection

The reigning Heisman winner says he will "probably" return to school if he's projected to be drafted outside of the first round.<p>Johnny Football doesn't quite know where he'll be playing next year yet.<p>Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel says his decision on whether or not to return to the …

2013 Heisman Trophy Finalists' Pro Comparisons

A field of six finalists was announced for the Heisman Trophy earlier this week, the largest group of candidates since 1994.<p>College football diehards know all six of the players well, but to NFL fans who simply skim college news for draft research, a couple of names might be head-scratchers. …

The New Politics of Pot: The 2014 Candidates Who Want to Legalize It

Forget decriminalization or medical marijuana. Bolstered by state ballot victories, top-tier contenders in 2014 are seeking full legalization, the …

The right’s inequality canard: They botch history and economics

With President Obama talking about the scourge of low wages, conservatives are completely confused by the problem<p>President Obama has recently attracted attention by acknowledging the problem of inequality and calling for a more aggressive, populist approach. But as he pivots toward income …

The Return of the Welfare Queen

Republicans see class warfare as a winning message, but they risk hurting the blue-collar whites the party depends on.<p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The welfare queen, she has risen.<p>Spawned by Ronald Reagan to turn blue-collar whites against the Democratic Party, then buried by Bill Clinton with a law "ending …

Mr. Limbaugh if you’re nasty: How right-wing mean media keeps conservatives on the fringe

Outrage sells. Rush, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity might make megabucks and have real influence, but there’s a limit<p>Many will rightly note that American political media have always had outrageous elements. Whether we think of yellow journalism in the 1800s, firebrand Father Coughlin on the radio in …

Abscam, the NSA and the ’70s: The real “American Hustle”

Behind David O. Russell’s fun new movie lies a dark ’70s fable of political corruption and the security state<p>Those who did not personally live through the 1970s may have inherited the notion that the decade was a decadent, nonstop party: Disco, cocaine, flamboyant fashions for people of all genders …

The real New Atheism: Rejecting religion for a just world

Hitchens didn’t think rejecting religion would solve everything. But he knew only reason would give us justice<p>The ever-polemical atheist author Christopher Hitchens died two years ago this month, yet his incisive, erudite diatribes against religion continue to rile the faithful and spark debate. …

CIA officials' testimony sheds light on Benghazi consulate attack

CIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged US ambassador during the September 2012 attack on an outpost in Benghazi, in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional …