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  • Trey Quinn, This Year's Mr. Irrelevant, Is Anything but Irrelevant

    RICHMOND, Virginia — Trey Quinn is standing on one of Washington 's practice fields, squinting at a half-dozen reporters surrounding him...

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  • WWE SummerSlam 2018 Results: Worst Booking Decisions from PPV

    While WWE's biggest event of the summer went off with a real bang, SummerSlam 2018 wasn't completely flawless in terms of its booking...

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  • Slumping MLB Stars Who Need to Be Benched in 2018 Pennant Races

    The heat of a pennant race can drive an MLB team to make big decisions. Among them is moving an established contributor who is slumping into a part-time role for the sake of the squad's short-term success...

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  • Late-Season Yankees Letdown Could Ignite $700M Offseason Spending Spree

    The New York Yankees swept the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend. It was a much-needed bit of good news in what has mostly been a late-season collapse for New York...

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  • Robert Samuelson: Will what happens in Turkey stay in Turkey?

    The pertinent and unanswerable question about Turkey is whether the country's present economic turmoil is an isolated event, mostly confined to Turkey itself, or whether it portends a larger economic convulsion that shakes markets around the world. Among economists and other experts, there's no consensus.

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  • E.J. Dionne: Slouching towards autocracy

    In their book, "How Democracies Die," political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt write: "How do elected authoritarians shatter the democratic institutions that are supposed to constrain them? Some do it in one fell swoop. But more often, the assault on democracy begins slowly. ... The erosion of democracy takes place piecemeal, often in baby steps.

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  • Don’t crucify Twitter’s CEO for telling the truth

    Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has proved to be more reluctant than other social-media giants (ahem, Facebook) to give in to progressive outrage mobs’ demand for censorship. Essentially, he’s been less willing to throw his company under the bus. That’s good, because there’s less wrong with Twitter than his tormentors want him to believe. On Sunday,...

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  • Brennan loses by trying to play Trump’s game

    John Brennan may not know it, but he’s acting in a drama scripted and produced by Donald J. Trump. As Eli Lake perceptively observed, President Trump isn’t trying to silence Brennan by revoking his security clearance, as the former CIA director’s defenders insist, but elevate him as a foil. Trump couldn’t hope for a better...

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  • These jail fixes matter much more than closing Rikers

    Last week, Mayor de Blasio unveiled the details of his plan to close the jail complex at Rikers Island within a decade. As part of the plan, smaller jails already operating in four boroughs would be replaced or upgraded and expanded to house detainees that would have previously been sent to Rikers. Some community leaders...

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  • Online fundraiser proves Norman Seabrook has no shame

    What gall: Norman Seabrook, the crooked former boss of the city correction-officers’ union, has set up a GoFundMe account aiming to raise $100,000 for his legal defense. That’s certainly one way to respond to last week’s verdict that found Seabrook guilty on two counts in a scheme that saw him taking five-figure bribes for investing...

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  • Even when Carranza has a point, he misses the real issue

    Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza isn’t wrong to question the use of a single test of 4- and 5-year-olds for entry to Gifted & Talented classes, but he’s again missing the big point: The hunger for G&T is yet another vote of no-confidence in the city’s regular school programs. Carranza told Chalkbeat, “Those tests — and...

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  • Cuomo’s all-too-telling corruption defense

    Gov. Cuomo is arguing that he’s been cleared of wrongdoing by the prosecution of his former right-hand man and “brother,” Joe Percoco. Seriously. In fact, Cuomo tells New York magazine that the charges against Percoco, convicted of pocketing $300,000 in bribes in the Buffalo Billion bid-rigging scheme, constitute “the most credible exoneration in history.” You...

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  • Simms in 60: Rams, Raiders Must Learn from Patriots in Donald, Mack Negotiations

    Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack are still holding out of training camp as they attempt to negotiate new long-term contracts...

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  • Trade in Messi for Messy at the Swamp Soccer World Championships

    Nearly 200 teams descend on Finland each year for the Swamp Soccer World Championships. Most of the rules of regular World Football apply and these players get certainly aren't afraid to do the dirty work...

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  • Elderly Americans’ growing debt problem and other comments

    Conservative: Ex-Spy Chiefs Doing Permanent Damage Even when it gets things wrong (and it does), “the underlying ethos” of the US intelligence rank and file” has always been apolitical,” contends former CIA analyst Buck Sexton at The Hill. Yet former CIA Directors John Brennan and Michael Hayden, along with former DNI James Clapper and former...

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  • WWE SummerSlam 2018 Results: Hottest Takes Following Epic PPV

    In terms of impact, fan reaction and results for both the long- and short-term, WWE SummerSlam 2018 has to be regarded as one of the company's best shows in recent times...

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  • NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Possible Ryan Anderson Trade and More

    While the NBA takes a backseat to the NFL as the preseason bleeds into the regular season, the Association's rumor mill still offers up something for fans as well...

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