The Losing Culture of College Sports

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C. Rob Shorette II examines the recent efforts of some college football players attempt to unionize and points out the real issue that should be talked about.

Diplomas or Dollars: What Is the Student-Athlete-as-Employee Case Really About?

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There’s a reason ‘student’ comes first in ‘student-athlete.’

Fast Food Workers Unite (Video)

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New York City’s 50,000 fast food works form a union for wages they can live on.

At the Jukebox, Dancing with the Lives of the Dead

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Daughter finds solace, dad, in the local tavern

Retired MLB Players Deserve Fair Pensions

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Douglas Gladstone makes the case for looking after old ballplayers, even if they weren’t stars.

Fired for Family: A Grandfather’s Legacy of Ethics and Values

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One man’s legacy of ethics, integrity, and loyalty remains, not only for his family but also for all the families for whom he willingly gave up his job.

An Idiot’s Guide to the NFL Labor Dispute

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The looming NFL lockout can be boiled down to a few simple concepts, many of which we learned in history class.

Mr. McDonald Goes to Washington

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Employees of a McDonald’s franchise in Ohio received a letter along with their most recent paycheck, stating that “if the right people are elected, we will be able to continue with raises and benefits … if others are elected, we will not.”

Hush Money

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Ina Chadwick reminisces about her larger-than-life father and his untimely death—and imagines how it might have been different.