Author: Sam Wilkinson


Maryland’s Regents Try To Excuse A Killing

The University of Maryland’s Board Of Regents had a decision to make: retain a football coach accused of killing one of his players, nor not retaining a football coach accused of killing one of his players. They inexplicably chose the latter.


USA Gymnastics Tries But Fails To Execute The Rare Triple Down Maneuver

USA Gymnastics has named Mary Bono as the organization’s newest CEO. In perhaps the least surprising news every published, her hiring was impossibly tone deaf, and the gymnasts she was proposing to lead less than thrilled with the organization’s decision. Bono has already stepped down.

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Melania Trump Demands Proof

Melania Trump demands that women be able to prove abuse they have claimed. She demands this as if proof matters.


Hurricane Michael (Live Thread)

This is a live thread about the arrival and impact of Hurricane Michael, a monstrous storm threatening Florida’s Gulf Coast.


Who Gets A Chance

In the aftermath of his attempt to rehabilitate Jian Ghomeshi, Ian Buruma is out as the editor of the New York Review Of Books. He will not be missed.

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Hurricane Florence (Live Thread)

Hurricane Florence is an unfolding storm slamming into the North Carolina coast. This thread will allow for ongoing updates about the storm.


To Buy Or Not To Buy

Should I buy a car from Larry’s Automobiles, a dealer known colloquially as Larry’s Lemons?


Counterpoint: Don Blankenship Deserves His Spot On The Ballot

As our own Em Carpenter ably wrote Wednesday, West Virginia’s (badly hobbled) Supreme Court refused to allow Don Blankenship to appear as a candidate on the state’s ballots for its Senate election this year. This post is about that decision.