The winner of Sunday's 2018 UCI Women's Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles towered over the runners-up on the victory stand. Silver medalist Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands and bronze medalist Jennifer Wagner of the U.S. never had a chance against gold medalist Rachel McKinnon, a biological male of superior height and leg strength.



The smear of Judge Brett Kavanaugh widens. USA Today writer Erik Brady suggests the Supreme Court nominee stay off basketball courts while kids are around. Kavanaugh predicted this could happen, during Thursday's Senate Judicial Committee hearing. He said the taint of smear could result in the loss of his opportunity to volunteer as a youth coach again. Brady's pointed remarks proved the nominee a man who understands the full ramifications of the attacks against him.



BREAKING: Snoop Dogg doesn’t like Donald Trump. His opinion apparently hasn’t changed in the year since his pictorial fantasy of musing over Trump’s dead body debuted a year ago.



Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and that didn't work out too well. The NFL's reputation is on fire and Commissioner Roger Goodell is fiddling, too. As headlines blast "The NFL is Now One of the Most Divisive Brands in the U.S.," and "NFL Sinks to Least Popular Top Professional or College Sport," the commish is engaging in social justice activism, according to Nancy Armour's USA Today report.

 



Casting neutrality to the wind, USA Today's Josh Peter is openly cheering for Serena Williams to take the record for most career grand slam tennis titles from the current  record holder, Margaret Court (at right in photo with Williams). Peter briefly introduces Williams in his lead graph and then uses the next six paragraphs for an anti-Christian attack on the "homophobe" Margaret Court, now an ordained Pentecostal pastor who believes marriage is one man and one woman.



During an interview with USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page on Friday’s CBS This Morning, fill-in co-host Bianna Golodryga expressed concern that the anonymous anti-Trump op/ed published in The New York Times would contribute to the public’s “erosion of trust” in the news media.



USA Today sports columnist Nancy Armour has had it with white people who are “stubbornly ignorant” about NFL protests. She writes that it should not take a Democrat senatorial candidate who dazzles her with his Bobby Kennedy-type looks to have to explain the reason why the NFL’s malcontents are justified in their protests during the national anthem.



So much for the land of the free! We who oppose protest in sports (see file photo of Philadelphia Eagles' protesters) are really "fascists" and should think about moving to a backwards nation, writes USA Today's Brent Schrotenboer. Furthermore, the man in the White House is engaged in a "fascist frenzy." Standing for the national anthem is indicative of a fascist political philosophy that “exalts nation and often race above the individual," and is symbolic of "a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”



Sometimes the journalistic fawning over Barack Obama crossed a line from sycophantic to just plain weird. Such was the case for the August 2011 issue of Esquire, featuring a headline wondering “How can we not love Obama?” Writer Stephan Marche described the Democrat as an “astounding, ecstatic human achievement” and a “world-historical soul.” Okay...



Jarrett Bell's USA Today re-cap of Thursday's opening NFL exhibition game protests can be best summarized as "three cheers for the social justice warriors!" who stood up to President Donald Trump (see his tweets in photo). Bell lauds the SJW's for their actions: "A knee here, a fist there," as opposed to the "Obligatory tweet-bashing from President Trump. Yes, the NFL is back for another round of football, social consciousness, patriotism and politics."



It's ironic that the loudest of Trump haters routinely breach the very civil standards of decency they claim justify their antipathy. Others are just creepily obsessed. I'm not exaggerating. Trump haters from both sides of the political aisle have fretted themselves into a consuming frenzy against the president. Whatever worldview they had, it is now overlaid with a Trump-animus fixation that obscures rational thought. It has slain their civility and subordinated their passion for certain policies.



In light of the recent accusations against Les Moonves, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver found it his duty to address workplace harassment and to help resurrect an old liberal hero. On his July 29 show, after giving his own thoughts about sexual harassment, Oliver turned to the person he said “kickstarted” the conversation about workplace harassment back in the 90s; this was none other than Anita Hill who accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment after he was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1991.