Basil E. Ugochukwu (York): Global Governance in All Its Discrete Forms: The Game, FIFA, and the Third World. Bruce W. Bean (Michigan State): The Perfect Crime? FIFA and the Absence of Accountability in Switzerland. On the IOC and the United Nations as strategic and strange bedfellows: “This is especially important because international sport organizations operate with very little regulation”. Roxanne Caron (McGill): Are the Current World Anti-Doping Agency Guidelines Morally Justifiable? An Overview of Ethical Considerations and Possible Alternatives. Wrestling with the culture of drug testing in sports: The clash of Senegalese wrestling with international anti-doping regulations highlights the cultural biases built into modern athletics. Tim Jaekel (HSE): Modern Sports-for-All Policy: An International Comparison of Policy Goals and Models of Service Delivery.


The #NeverTrumpers still waging war on Twitter: A few faithful rightists, like Evan McMullin and Jennifer Rubin, refuse to accept Trump’s incompetence and venality — will their blogs and tweets force a reckoning? The whole Republican Party is shoring up Trump’s delusions: The president must be shielded from reality at all costs. The Republican dilemma: GOP leaders are stuck trying to rein in Trump’s excesses without alienating their own primary voters, who are largely standing by their president. What’s less popular than Donald Trump? Pretty much everything Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are doing. Donald Trump is exploiting the fatal flaw of the two-party system: Republicans are stuck with Trump — if he goes down, they go down with him.

Are demographics really destiny for the GOP? A new analysis of the 2016 electorate offers warning signs to Republicans, whose base continues to shrink (there are red lights flashing Democrats’ way, too). It’s time to bust the myth: Most Trump voters were not working class. GOP strategists plot anti-media strategy for 2018 elections.


Lara Grow and Nathaniel Grow (Georgia): Protecting Big Data in the Big Leagues: Trade Secrets in Professional Sports. U.S. poised to warn U.N. rights forum of possible withdrawal. The London attack is the new face of terrorism and it's very hard to stop: You can’t catch everyone who decides to turn their car into a killing machine. Congressman Clay Higgins calls for holy war on Muslims on Facebook: “Kill them all”. White House orders agencies to ignore Democrats’ oversight requests (and more). Fox News’ refusal to cover Trump’s scandals makes for bad ratings and boring TV. You can download Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice, ed. Warren S. Goldstein (2006).

Report: Trump administration secretly pressured State Department to lift Russia sanctions. The president “lawyers up”: Bob Bauer on constitutional duty and private interest in the Trump legal defense. Deutsche Bank ignores U.S. Trump/Russia query: Democratic staffer. What Donald Trump’s Russia investigation really means for America.


Anthony Curtis Adler (Yonsei): What’s the Deal? Fichte’s Closed Commercial State, Trump, and Economic Nationalism. Hershey H. Friedman (CUNY): How to Really Make America Great Again: Lessons about Selflessness from the Book of Ruth. Trump’s diplomacy of narcissism only makes him look weak. Making ignorance great again: Climate is a casualty in the war on truth. Why Steve Bannon is winning the Game of Thrones: The President of the United States is now in full survival mode and feels compelled to go to war with the world. The lawless presidency: David Leonhardt on the major ways President Trump prefers the rule of rulers to the rule of law.

Is Trump ok? President’s mental stability a “serious problem”, conservatives say. Josh Marshall on the madness of King Trump. Trying to impeach Trump too soon would be the best way to keep him in office. The more Trump fails, the better off we’ll be.


James Mattis is the last adult standing in Trumpworld — that’s unsettling for a lot of reasons. Jeet Heer on H.R. McMaster and the foolish trust in Trump’s “generals”. President Loser: Donald Trump thinks he can fix his presidency with a new communications team — he is deluded. Trump exempts entire senior staff from White House ethics rules. Trump has granted more lobbyist waivers in 4 months than Obama did in 8 years. Russia scandal ices government lawyer hiring: Trump has top DOJ positions as well as U.S. attorney posts and judicial vacancies to fill, but as scandals have spread, the candidate pool has shrunk. Why would anyone want to work for the Trump administration? Trump lags in filling government posts. Will anyone in Washington still work for Donald Trump?

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