Welcome. I'll be writing a lot about NBA basketball, including how to make the game less brutal and fake, and more free-flowing, fast-paced and aesthically pleasing. I'm an expert on free-throw rhythm and technique, and on the nearly infinite variety of shooting styles that can succeed at the stripe and from the floor, so I'll be writing about that as well. I can be of great help to Shaq, Ben and Gerald Wallace, Dwight Howard, Reggie Evans and quite a few others, so if any of these guys (or their coaches or GMs) are friends of yours, have him or them give me a cyber-shout at email@example.com.
I'll also be writing about politics, foreign policy, the news media, my troubled political party (the Democrats, who could use more Feingolds and Stephanie Tubbs-Joneses and fewer Bayhs and Clintons), and alcohol and illicit-drugs policy.
Feel free to nominate me for a MacArthur "genius" award, if you are one of the select few who are permitted to nominate. I'm also available for short-term academic gigs, under the right circumstances.
Here are some gems from my archives:
The Disinformation Age: How George W. Bush and Saint Colin of Powell are lying America into an unnecessary war — and what honest journalists can do about it (March 4, 2003)
Drugs and Terror and Teens and Death and Booze: Contradictions Dominate Super Bowl’s Commercial Breaks (2-9-02)
Lying Us Into War: Exposing Bush and His “Techniques of Deceit” (Feb 10, 2003)
How to drink “white”: Deconstructing the “Whassup” ads
Recent Dossier-Related Revelations Blow Up in Faces of Blair and Bush (Oct. 20, 2003)
How to Widen the U.S. Role in Colombia While Narrowing the Debate
I’m Calling You Out: Marching Orders for Journalists, Officials and Celebrities Who Believe in “Informed Consent of the Governed” (Feb 19, 2003)
An Open Letter to the U.N. About Colin Powell (Feb 4, 2003 — pre-U.N. presentation)
With “Liberals” Like These, Who Needs Conservatives: How Powell wowed Mary McGrory and Richard Cohen, the crème of the Washington Post’s credulous crop (Feb 23, 2003)
It’s a White, White, White, White Media World (Jan 30, 2003)
Grifter-in-Chief Bush Aided by Media’s Wusses of Mass Credulity (Oct 19, 2002)
How to Deter Bush’s Fibbing and Hoopsters’ Flopping (March 14, 2003)
Shaq’s free-throw odyssey (May 10, 2004)
Compute to Achieve (March 15, 2004)
Increase Scoring by Restoring Freedom of Movement (Dec. 9, 2003)
Block/charge interpretation is ruining the NBA (April 21, 2003)
The NBA Needs a New Cliché: “Make him earn a defensive stop.” (Dec. 24, 2002)
(also known as) The Hard Foul is at Fault (Jan. 14, 2003)
Ben Wallace for MVP (April 25, 2005)
Phoenix following formula of champion ’71 Bucks (Jan. 6, 2005)
Yao floundering under Van Gundy (Nov. 10, 2004)
ciao for now.