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Let's face it, sports fans, baseball, like most of the great cultural institutions of our country, is a major multi-billion dollar business.
There are some signs that the ever-globalized mass media is helping to portray sport-led political protest to a large audience, yet the effectiveness of the protests surrounding the 2008 Olympics in China will quickly fade away.
David Maraniss' latest book Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World demonstrates how Beijing 2008 is simply another chapter in the quest for separation between sports and state.
Forty years after the historic 1968 Olympics, the eyes of the world are focused on Beijing.
Breaking taboos, athlete Joey Cheek mixes sports and politics with Team Darfur.
A Malian timber scandal points to a positive side of China's controversial growing presence in Africa.
Sports are helping bridge the gap between the United States and North Korea.
Will George W. Bush, prodded by his pitchfork-wielding vice president, bomb Iran before the end of his term?
But what is dubious as a hangover cure is even more so as a solution to the current climate crisis.
Here's a tip on how to sound smart on foreign policy. When your friends are talking about the Iraq War, shake your head and look very somber. "The real problem," you inform them, "is Iran."