John McCallum’s accompanying cartoon to this week’s article “Amending the Playbook,” about the political aspirations of myriad athletes. Tebow 2020?:
Why would someone like Tim Tebow, who last year was voted the most popular athlete in the United States, want to attempt a life as a politician? Athletes receive praise from the American people who idolize their jerseys and dream of their abilities. Meanwhile, a 2011 Gallup poll showed that sixty-three percent of Americans view the Federal Government in a negative light. So why have we seen great college and professional athletes pursue careers in politics?
The courtyard was filled with seventy or eighty men — yes, all men. The older shaykhs were sitting on chairs wearing traditional Jordanian clothing, talking and observing the younger men, most of whom were dancing. Small children were running around and getting underfoot, trying to dance before being pulled away by older brothers and uncles. The moment we entered the courtyard the host offered us a place to sit and tea to drink, and it was then we found out his son was getting married the next day.
Clare Duncan reflects on her summer spent studying in Jordan in her awesome post, our most-viewed piece today.
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oh my god i am so freaking tired right now. math pset= done, studying for quiz tomorrow, must upload expos assignment, need to do math reading, must read pre-lab (and print)? and it’s 1:35 am. i wanna go to bed. at least i have sushi with me to keep me up. lsdfj;alksdflasdkfaldskfasdf … people are slowly leaving lamont :((( noooooo
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