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    Dropping the Ball on Unions

    The NFL’s replacement referees have missed a number of calls in recent weeks. But they’d be correct if they decided to flag Washington Post writer Brad Plumer for unsportsmanlike conduct. He recently committed the sin of bringing politics to the newspaper’s sports section. Having done that, Plumer deserves an additional … More

    Women's Gymnastics and the Fairness Olympics

    Today, 24 young women will defy gravity on vault, uneven bars, beam, and floor, vying for the gold medal in the women’s all around artistic gymnastics finals. But a few of the best gymnasts are missing from the lineup. Anastasia Grishina of Russia, Jennifer Pinches of Great Britain, Jinnan Yao … More

    Just What We Need: A Bureaucracy for Professional Boxing

    A recent poll of American voters found that their top concern is the fair and accurate ranking of professional boxers. Not really, of course, but a new bill in the House and the Senate addresses this apparently egregious problem. The Professional Boxing Amendments Act of 2012, introduced in the Senate … More