Today's Headlines

‘No Good Deed’ tops the North American weekend box office with $24.5 million * * * Ray Rice to appeal indefinite suspension by NFL * * * U.S. mens’ basketball blows out Serbia 129-92 to win Basketball World Cup * * * Redskins’ Robert Griffin III disclocates ankle, could miss rest of the season * * * Hillary Clinton stirs more 2016 speculation at steak fry in Iowa * * * Gallup poll registers lowest level of trust in executive branch since Nixon * * * President Obama to reportedly ramp up overseas battle vs. Ebola * * *
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Not happy times for the Giants, Cowboys and Skins

Not happy times for the Giants, Cowboys and Skins

These are rough times for the NFC East, once regarded as the premier division in the NFL. The only winner from week one was last year’s division winner, the Eagles. Despite the win, they needed a second half rally against the woeful Jaguars at home to get their victory. As for the others… Washington took [...]

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Obama takes a significant step toward actual leadership

Obama takes a significant step toward actual leadership

Well, maybe it was poll driven, but President Obama looked like an actual leader for the first time in many months on Wednesday night. The president has been on a losing streak since his re-election. With his approval ratings flagging, and Americans giving him especially low marks of late for his leadership and handling of [...]

Chris Jollay · Wednesday, September 10th, 2014· Tags: , , , · 2 Comments »
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Chuck Todd interviews Barack Obama on ‘MTP’

Chuck Todd interviews Barack Obama on ‘MTP’

It’s been a pretty tough summer for Barack Obama, as his popularity continues to decline. The perception that Obama is totally unprepared to lead the world’s most powerful country as numerous crises erupt around the world has grown in prior months, and a recent CBS poll put his foreign policy approval rating at 36%. After [...]

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2014 NFC Preview–the Hawks remain the favorites

2014 NFC Preview–the Hawks remain the favorites

Part two of our preseason preview series takes a look at the NFC. NFC East Philadelphia Eagles (10-6 in 2013) Nobody really knew what to expect from Chip Kelly’s offense last year, but his up-tempo attack really was not as revolutionary as advertised. His team struggled early with Mike Vick at the helm, but once Nick [...]

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2014 AFC Preview–who can stop Peyton and company?

2014 AFC Preview–who can stop Peyton and company?

Let me start by welcoming all of you reading this column to year three of my NFL writing stint here at PMandS.com. I hope you find my work informative, entertaining and occasionally funny, but only in a laughing with me not at me kind of way. So without any further pomp and circumstance let’s get down [...]

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More anxiety about the refs for Packers at Seahawks

More anxiety about the refs for Packers at Seahawks

As the Green Bay Packers prepare to open the NFL season Thursday at the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, once again the focus is partially where we were hoping it wouldn’t be–with the referees. During Thursday’s telecast you’ll hear a million times about 2012′s famous “Fail Mary” game, in which the replacement referees essentially gave the [...]

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2014 looking like one of the better years for movies

2014 looking like one of the better years for movies

Okay, so we’re knee-deep in reboots and sequels, but 2014 has still managed to thus far shine through as a strong year for movies. The year started off solid with wide releases in January for Her and Lone Survivor, both very good movies. Normally the first months of the year are a terrible time for [...]

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Can American sports fans get by until football season?

Can American sports fans get by until football season?

This is a pretty good time in the sports world. The NBA Finals begin. California Chrome goes for the Triple Crown. Brazil and its world-class prostitutes prepare to host the World Cup. Aaron Hernandez, Oscar Pistorius, and O.J. Simpson remain safely in the hands of the authorities. But pretty soon we’ll settle into the doldrums of [...]

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The failure of Fox News and the Fourth Estate

The failure of Fox News and the Fourth Estate

I remember growing up and talking frequently in school about how the United States was different than our bitter cold war rivals in the Soviet Union. One of the biggest differences highlighted frequently by my teachers was that the United States had a free press while Soviet media consisted of publications like Pravda and news [...]

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Latest ‘X-Men’ gets away with beating a dead horse

Latest ‘X-Men’ gets away with beating a dead horse

Don’t beat a dead horse. Unless you happen to be 20th Century Fox. And the horse is the X-Men franchise. And the stick you’re using is Director Bryan Singer. Oh, and the horse is bleeding money. Because in that case, I have only one piece of advice for you after watching X-Men: Days of Future [...]