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A World Without Refs?

By Jonathan Miller  Ever since the final 0.3 seconds of Kentucky’s season expired, tongues have been tattering across the Commonwealth about BBN’s newest anti-celebrity, 2017’s Christian Laettner: referee John Higgins. F...
US Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks as President Barack Obama listens during a town hall meeting at the Summit on Worker Voice at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 7, 2015.     AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

My Out-of-Bounds Email to Tom Perez

By Jonathan Miller  His response when I cracked wise shows why he’s the right pick at the right time for the left. The story of the email scandal that never was might be the best illustration of the character and &hellip...
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No No North Carolina

By Jonathan Miller For much of my Kentucky youth, our North Carolina neighbors had our number. On the hardwood, between Goose’s Greatest Game and Rick’s Resurrection, the Wildcats struggled mightily: from Joe B.’s imposs...
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Not All of Brooklyn is Gentrified

By Mark Naison Today, while driving home to Brooklyn from Eastern Long Island, I ran into a traffic jam on the Belt Parkway. I decided to get off at Rockaway Parkway and go to Park Slope via a route familiar …
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Hatin’ on the Refs — and the Press

By Jonathan Miller From the vantage point of my Rupp Arena section-mates last Saturday, the refereeing of UK’s upset loss to UCLA featured the worst officiating since Naismith introduced his peach basket. Lexi, the newly...
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The Unthinkable Election Result: I Finally Let It In

By Kwyn Bader I haven’t wanted to post anything until I could find the true spot within me. The place that is the truth untethered to the surface, that cannot seek redemption by action, that connects to the eternal in &h...