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Updated Aug 22, 2016 at 5:48 PM

The 2016 Olympics in Brazil are over.One diving pool turned green, but no dead bodies were washed ashore during sand volleyball matches so it could have been worse. The United States won more medals and gold medals than any other country by far.

Updated Aug 22, 2016 at 11:49 AM

Last Sunday I made light of how some fast food chains are blaming poor earnings on the 2016 Presidential race and the sense of impending doom Americans feel because of it.

Updated Aug 19, 2016 at 11:10 AM

Last week, Ryan Lochte faced off against his teammate and friend Michael Phelps in the 200 meter medley. Phelps is the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. Lochte is no slouch, but he has toiled in the shadow of Phelps his entire career.

Updated Aug 17, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Brazil is truly a nation in flux. The Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have unfolded fairly smoothly, though not without incidents and ongoing tensions. On Aug. 14, four swimmers from the United States were reportedly robbed by thieves posing...

Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 12:17 PM

In 2008, Barack Obama ran a campaign promising changes from the past eight years under George W. Bush. His slogan was “Change we can believe in.”

Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Thanks, Obama!Everyone knows that anything bad that has happened in the last eight years — or 12 years if you ask Donald Trump’s campaign spokesperson — is because of President Barack Obama.

Updated Aug 15, 2016 at 2:16 PM

How can everything turn out so right when everything seemed so wrong? The Rio Olympics had two strikes against it before it even started. The venues were not ready, the bay was tainted with all manner of vile substances, and even the dorm rooms...

Updated Aug 12, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Prosecutors are the most powerful figures in the criminal justice system. The proliferation of criminal statutes along with sentence enhancements and mandatory minimum sentencing have constricted the discretion and authority of judges and expanded...

Updated Aug 11, 2016 at 12:27 PM

I would love to tell you I was in the Olympics. Of course, you would take one look at my 5-foot-8 and 200-plus pound stature and would know I was pulling your leg. I did attend the Olympics when it was in Montreal, Canada and it was everything I...

Updated Aug 11, 2016 at 12:18 PM

This all happened in the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. Bob Hays was in the lane to my left. The Russian was one lane further in. The starter’s gun cracked. Twenty yards down the track the group had come out of their blocks and were upright with...

Updated Aug 10, 2016 at 12:29 PM

“Spooked by Brexit, Mr. Bond?”

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