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Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin is sports editor of The Nation. He is the author of 11 books on the politics of sports, including the coming "The Kaepernick Effect." He is also the host of the "Edge of Sports" podcast. 

Dave Zirin is sports editor of The Nation. He is the author of 11 books on the politics of sports, including the coming "The Kaepernick Effect." He is also the host of the "Edge of Sports" podcast. 

Latest from Dave Zirin

9d ago

NBA silence on China proves it's less interested in human rights than the bottom line

The NBA has been silent on China’s human rights violations, including its treatment of Uyghur Muslims that human rights organizations decry as a genocide.
18d ago

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' Covid vaccine lies mar MVP season

Aaron Rodgers, enemy of the "woke mob," turns a mob against a sportswriter who blasts his vaccine lies.
40d ago

NFL games like Browns vs. Raiders postponed for Covid. It's not enough.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday postponed three weekend games because of Covid-19 but told teams, "There is no right to postpone a game."
42d ago

Jackson State's Deion Sanders snagging top recruit makes HBCU football the big story

HBCU football once had the best Black athletes. Jackson State's Deion Sanders has begun winning them back.
52d ago

The WTA chose Peng Shuai and human rights over money in China

The decision to boycott China ahead of the Beijing Olympics is a powerful one.
91d ago

The Netflix series about Colin Kaepernick may leave us wanting more

The former NFL quarterback is now in control of his message.
107d ago

NFL coach Jon Gruden's emails highlight a much bigger problem

Gruden's emails reveal a rot deeper than the racist, sexist, homophobic musings of one jackass.
115d ago

Why LeBron James' Covid vaccine cop-out is bad for the NBA

It matters what the NBA's superstars say, and the media attention they're getting for opposing a vaccination mandate is justified.
139d ago

Trump's 9/11 boxing gig gives MAGA fans exactly what they want

Unlike former President George W. Bush and former President Barack Obama or President Joe Biden, Trump isn’t going for the solemn.
172d ago

Covid's devastating toll on the Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics always leave a mark on the host city. For Tokyo, the price has been steep.