September 18, 2016 |
Cass R. Sunstein , the Harvard Law polymath who annoyed business and activists in his three-year ride as Obama's White House regulatory chief and the author of The World According to Star Wars and heavier-thinking books, is a prescient student of our digital way of talking. As I noted in my 2004 book Comcasted , while Web evangelists were still idealizing online as the place to tie our world into one big friendly village, Sunstein worried it was ghettoizing into "echo chambers" where we avoid people we disagree with, sharpen prejudices, and abandon standards of evidence.
August 1, 2016
Jamie Stiehm is a Creators Syndicate columnist Congratulations, Philadelphia, you've done it again. American revolutions happen in Philadelphia in July. That's our story, our bedrock narrative of making change. The beautiful simple brick Independence Hall housed the revolutions of 1776 and 1787, when a certain Declaration and the Constitution were produced by a providential meeting of minds and men who argued, crafted, and labored to create the first democracy. Walking the plush places that celebrate the signers, you can still feel the wonder.
July 28, 2016 |
BALTIMORE - Villanova head football coach Andy Talley does not intend to make this some kind of seasonlong farewell tour. Despite having announced that his 37th overall season and 32nd with the program he literally rebuilt from the ashes would be his last, Talley isn't going to mark each moment as his last this or last that. So although Tuesday was technically his final Colonial Athletic Association Media Day, the winningest active coach in FCS and FBS football had no more feeling for this than he had for any of his previous.
February 19, 2016 |
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference Overall W- L Pct. W- L Pct. Temple. . . 10-3 .769 16-9 .640 x-SMU . . . 9-4 .692 21-4 .840 Connecticut. . . 9-4 .692 19-7 .731 Cincinnati. . . 9-5 .643 19-8 .704 Houston. . . 9-5 .643 19-7 .731 Tulsa. . . 9-5 .643 17-9 .654 Memphis. . . 6-7 .462 15-11 .577 Central Florida. . . 5-8 .385 11-13 .458 Tulane. . . 3-11 .214 10-17 .370 South Florida. . . 3-11 .214 6-21 .222 East Carolina. . . 2-11 .154 10-16 .385 Conference Tournament: x-SMU is ineligible for postseason play.
February 13, 2016
ISSUE | GOVERNMENT Imbalance of power? John Yoo has again demonstrated the propensity of conservatives to cite only specific Federalist Papers to support arguments ("A call for action against federal overreach," Sunday). Yoo noted Federalist Paper 70 and presidential eagerness to disregard enacted laws, but he didn't address arguments and fears in other Federalist Papers (73) against the propensity of the legislative branch to overreach by enacting bad laws and not working with the executive.
February 5, 2016 |
IT'S BEEN 12 years since Matt Brady coached his last game at Saint Joseph's, those Hawks seconds away from the 2004 Final Four. Brady left Phil Martelli's staff soon after for his first head-coaching job at Marist and parlayed success there into the job at James Madison. He brought what might be his best JMU team to the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday night to play Drexel, which does not have one of its best teams. If you just walked in off the street with no context and no idea of the records, you would have thought early that it was Drexel on its way to 20 wins, not 20 losses.
November 23, 2015 |
HARRISONBURG, Va. - For stretches of Saturday's game against James Madison, Villanova freshman quarterback Zach Bednarczyk appeared as though he would lead the Wildcats to an upset win. But his four turnovers - including a costly fumble returned for a touchdown by James Madison's Taylor Reynolds with 3 minutes, 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter - told a different story. The 12th-ranked Dukes scored 21 points off takeaways and clinched a share of the Colonial Athletic Association championship, beating the Wildcats, 38-29, Saturday in front of 17,028 at Bridgeforth Stadium.
November 20, 2015 |
Saturday, noon Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, Va. TV: None. Radio: WTEL (610 AM). Records: Villanova 6-4, 5-2 Colonial; JMU 8-2, 5-2. History: JMU leads, 12-11. Villanova won last year at home, 49-31. JMU has won the last two at home. About Villanova: Wildcats beat then-No. 9 Richmond with a TD in the final minute, 21-20. They've won four of last five . . . Still have chance to tie for CAA title and get a bid to FCS playoffs . . . First time since 2001 that the finale isn't against Delaware . . . Freshman QB Zach Bednarczyk is getting better each week . . . They're extremely banged up at RB . . . Defense has been playing well . . . Last time they won at JMU, in 2009 (27-0)
November 20, 2015 |
While the outlook isn't as rosy as it was before the season started, Villanova coach Andy Talley is still excited about what may lie ahead for his football team. "What I told our team is I just want to play in a significant game at the end of the year and hopefully we are still in business - and we are," Talley said Wednesday. The Wildcats have won three straight games after kicker Gerard Smith's extra point lifted them to a 21-20 victory over then-No. 9 Richmond last week. And on Saturday, when they play their season finale at James Madison (8-2, 5-2)
November 15, 2015 |
Radio: WTEL-AM (610). Records: No. 9 Richmond (7-2, 5-1 CAA), Villanova (5-4, 4-2) Last meeting: Richmond won, 10-9, on Nov. 1, 2014 at Richmond. Things to watch A win will keep alive Villanova's chances at a share of the CAA title and a berth in the 24-team Football Championship Subdivision playoff. The Wildcats will need to top Richmond and close out the season with a win at James Madison to stay in the playoff hunt. Sophomore running back Matt Gudzak will start for Villanova.