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Russell Wilson and the Fifty Shades backlash

By La Shawn Barber
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Movies | “[D]o not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and…

How Paterno and Pétain died too old

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | Marshal Philippe Pétain (1856–1951) and Coach Joe Paterno (1926–2012) have something in common: They died too old. Far better for their legacies if they…

Our response to public failure

By Barnabas Piper
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Culture | Fallenness is in the news every day. In this space I have addressed Joe Paterno, Adrian Peterson, Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, Ray Rice, Johnny Manziel,

In one week, college basketball loses two greats: Tarkanian and Smith

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Obituary | Retired University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian died today at age 84 after battling health issues. He was hospitalized Monday…

Midday Roundup: Trial of Chris Kyle’s accused killer starts today

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Sniper trial. The man charged with the murder of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose story is told in the blockbuster movie American Sniper , goes on trial today…

Midday Roundup: Grammys tone it down a tiny bit

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ode to self. Critics are saying the Grammy Awards on Sunday night were uncharacteristically staid—but mellow for the Grammys is still pretty wild. After…

Johnny Manziel and the need for change

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | I love Johnny Manziel. I loved him when he burst onto the scene at Texas A&M as a redshirt freshman. I loved his heroics, his swagger, and the wild…

Guilty as charged

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | A horrible campus culture doesn’t get football players off the hook for rape

Deeper problems with National Signing Day

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Sportswriter Gregg Easterbrook examines the issues facing big-time college football

Midday Roundup: Groundhogs don’t know squat about the weather

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | World’s worst weatherman? Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog of the day, saw his shadow this morning in Pennsylvania, predicting, as the tradition goes,

A stunning game in the eyes of man and computer—but God’s?

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | PredictionMachine.com ran 50,000 simulations after each play of last night’s Super Bowl to discern the probability of each team winning. According to…

What's your favorite Super Bowl ad from recent years?

What's your favorite Super Bowl ad from recent years?

By Marvin Olasky
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Television | Why do television shows often portray America as worse than it really is, but the commercials that grab us make it look better? Rachel Lynn Aldrich did a…

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