America’s New Fab Five: Olympic Gymnasts Triumphant

American Team Final

If you don’t want to hear the results of the Olympic team finals competition for the women, then stop reading immediately.  My gymnasto-geekery continues as I want to report on the results from the London Olympic Games. Here’s how it went down. The American and Russian teams — favored, in some order, to go #1 [Read More...]

Live-Blogging the Olympic Gymnastics Men’s Team Finals

Sally Ward

As we all know, NBC Olympics made the understandable if slightly irritating decision to broadcast the London Olympics, including Olympic gymnastics, at a substantial delay.  So I can only claim to be “live-blogging” in the loosest sense, blogging along with the East Coast broadcast.  I have not yet seen the results — so if you [Read More...]

Jordyn Wieber Was Not Robbed – She Was Outperformed by Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas

Jordyn Wieber Was Not Robbed — She Was Outperformed by Aly Raisman I argued the opposite case in a previous post, but there’s a strong argument to be made that Jordyn Wieber was a victim of nothing but her own mistakes and reasonable rules that everyone understood perfectly well in advance. If you missed the first [Read More...]

Jordyn Wieber Was Robbed

Jordyn-Wieber

Jordyn Wieber was Robbed! Such were the cries of outrage after yesterday’s women’s gymnastics qualifying rounds at the Olympics in London.  Jordyn Wieber, the reigning world champion and indisputably America’s most dominant gymnast for the past couple years, helped the United States team qualify for the team finals, and qualified herself for the Floor Exercise [Read More...]

Morning Report, September 28th: A World of Rattling Sabers, Catching Polanski, Obama: Muslim Community Organizer or Olympic Champion (?), Covering Illegals, Fawning over Clinton, and the Michael Moore Alternative

One Christian’s perspective on the day’s news: 1.  A lot of saber-rattling in the world today.  Iran test-fired missiles on three separate occasions over the weekend, missiles capable of delivering a warhead to Israel, parts of Europe, and U.S. military bases throughout the Middle East (the missiles have a range of 1200 miles).  Initially, even [Read More...]


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