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The NFL has had a bad year. A string of news stories have painted a harsh picture of a league that neglects the virtues of integrity and fair play (not to mention the health and safety of its players — and their families). But all the slings and arrows lobbed at the Shield won’t stop most Americans from enjoying another Super Bowl Sunday, and why should they? Football is inextricably linked with the culture of this country, a fact that has seldom been more thoroughly investigated and sensitively explored than in H.G . Bissinger’s Friday Night Lightsthe 2000 saga of “a town, a team, and a dream.”

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The House Select Committee hearings are swaying political independents and centrists to reject the power-grabbing tactics used by Donald Trump and his Republican enablers to overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to several polls and surveys of battleground state voters released on Thursday, June 30.

“Vast majorities of the American people are paying attention, and they are deeply concerned,” said Leslie Dach, co-chair of Defend Democracy Project, an advocacy group dedicated to the principle that voters determine the outcome of elections. “They believe that a crime has been committed. They want accountability in the courts and at the ballot box. And they hold not just President Trump responsible, but they hold his allies and Republicans responsible for what happened.”

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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