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Welcome to PMandS! * * * Scotland to vote on independence from United Kingdom Thursday * * * House votes 273-156 to give President Obama authority to train and arm Syrian rebels * * * House votes 319-108 to approve $1 trillion stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded through December 11th * * * Los Angeles Angels clinch AL West title * * * Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer arrested, charged with assaulting woman and child; Dwyer has been barred from team activities * * * New in theaters this weekend: ‘The Maze Runner’, ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ and ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ * * * Also in theaters: Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ and ‘The Guest’ * * * Playing in limited release: Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Zero Theorem’ and Mia Wasikowsa in ‘Tracks’ * * *
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Filed under: Sports
The NFL’s situation gets worse almost on a daily basis

The NFL’s situation gets worse almost on a daily basis

The toughest part about writing a weekly NFL column are those weeks when you would rather talk about anything than what is going on in the league. I would love to write a story about how I have been telling you that Kirk Cousins was a better fit for the Gruden offense than RGIII, or [...]

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Stop with the killing terrorists breeds more terror mantra

Stop with the killing terrorists breeds more terror mantra

The movie Zero Dark Thirtywas one of the more notable and critically acclaimed movies of the last few years. It is extremely well-done, and especially memorable are the scenes near the end when Navy SEALS enter the domicile of one Osama Bin Laden and kill him. When I saw it in the movie theater a [...]

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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 [...]

Filed under: Movies
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 [...]