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Lance is back on his bike. But it’s not about the bike, never has been. It’s about Lance. On Wednesday, at the Clinton Global Initiative, he announced his plans to join Team Astana, a doping-plagued team that withdrew from 2007’s Tour de France after its race-leading rider tested positive for blood doping. In 2008, Team […]


The smartest thing George W. Bush ever did was accept an offer to help coordinate a group of investors’ purchase of the Texas Rangers. (The Washington Post, in a 1999 article, recounts this nicely.) A business patron, William O. DeWitt Jr. – a man who had already bought Bush’s struggling oil company and paid nicely […]


Usain Bolt poses after establishing the 200M World Record, originally uploaded by iceman9294. Usain Bolt’s should be track’s version of Babe Ruth.  The new “fastest man in the world” crushed the world record in the 100-meter dash on Saturday, and yesterday he beat Michael Johnson’s 12-year-old record in the 200-meter dash, by .02 of a […]