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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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Rep. Louie Gohmert

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is demanding the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department tell Congress what they know about their own alleged "participation" in Donald Trump's January 6 insurrection, which led to at least seven deaths. Gohmert falsely claims the attack on the U.S. Capitol – which in reality was an attempted coup designed to overturn a free and fair election – was instead a "monumental entrapment scheme used as a pretext to imprison otherwise harmless protestors" and used to "frame the entire MAGA movement as potential domestic terrorists."

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