Frank Fear: Over the years I didn’t spend much time thinking about what had happened to me. But like a recurring nightmare, others’ stories never, ever went away. Here and abroad. Church cover-up. Over and over again.
Frank Fear: What happened at Maryland isn’t a football story only. It’s very much an indictment of higher education, the institution.
Frank Fear: Many families have faced (and will face) a knotty micro-reality: their children may not be able to provide their kids with the range of advantages they experienced in youth.
Frank Fear: We experienced Americans who reject science, use “alternative facts” to explain phenomena, and politicize a subject by turning it upside-down and inside-out.
Frank Fear: I do question is why the Dems are celebrating her victory in NY’s 14th as theirs. Yes, Ocasio-Cortez ran as a Democrat but, to her core, she’s a Democratic Socialist. It’s best not to conflate the two.
Frank Fear and Terry Link: We encourage Progressives to analyze the Commentary section of their local newspapers. Express concern/offer congratulations based on what you find.
Frank Fear: Because the sector survives on philanthropy, charitable donations are lingua franca. But money—a means to serve the public good—all too often becomes an end.
Frank Fear: It didn’t take long for me to appreciate Bourdain’s uniqueness. I concluded he was to popular culture what Bernie was to politics—a Progressive without peer.
Frank Fear: Bottom line, Mr. Trump, is that you’ve jumped on the League and NFL players for political reasons. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Frank Fear: To refer to the “Trump Administration,” although literally accurate, normalizes what Trump and his crowd are doing—subverting democracy and its related norms, systems, and institutions.
Frank Fear: Why should Progressives support legal sports betting? One answer is that America should—as much as is feasible—replace illegal marketplaces with legal systems to support activities associated widespread social behavior. Tax revenues—otherwise non-existent—would then be used for the public good.
Frank Fear: I wouldn’t say Wolf bombed Saturday night, but I will say it was the wrong shtick for the context.
Frank Fear: Go to any major college or pro football or basketball game. Who’s playing on the field? Who’s watching in the stands? The answers are as clear as black and white.