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Aug 27, 2016, 1:54pm EDT
  • February 15, 2019

    Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance against the NFL, explained

    Kaepernick’s lawyer and the NFL announced a confidential settlement in the collusion case on Friday.

  • September 14, 2018

    What one pastor’s anti-Nike protest says about religion and nationalism in America

    An Alabama pastor cut up his Nike gear at the pulpit.

  • September 7, 2018

    Nike, Colin Kaepernick, and the history of “commodity activism”

    Nike’s Kaepernick ad continues — and tweaks — the tradition of brands commodifying politics.

  • September 4, 2018

    How Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad explains branding in the Trump era

    Rule No. 1: You have to actually say something.

  • September 4, 2018

    2 years of NFL protests, explained

    Why a protest against racial injustice became a political hot potato.

  • August 20, 2018

    Trump has repeatedly attacked the NFL. That hasn’t stopped players from protesting.

    Several players remained off field, knelt, or raised fists as the national anthem played during the NFL’s second week.

  • August 17, 2018

    ESPN will not broadcast the national anthem before NFL games this season

    The move was announced at the network’s football media day.

  • August 10, 2018

    Trump is still tweeting about the NFL national anthem protests

    After a year of tweeting about the NFL, he still acts like he doesn’t know what the national anthem protests are about.

  • July 20, 2018

    The Miami Dolphins acted on the NFL’s anthem policy. The league was unprepared for the backlash. 

    The NFL is putting its anthem policy on hold after leaked documents prompt criticism.

  • June 15, 2018

    Trump said he doesn’t think NFL players are protesting “a real issue”

    NFL players are protesting systemic racism. Trump wants to solve it with pardons.

  • June 5, 2018

    Trump’s Philadelphia Eagles comments prove he’ll fight the culture war no matter what

    The NFL gave the president what he wanted. He’s still fighting them.

  • May 24, 2018

    Trump praises NFL anthem rule, says kneeling players “maybe shouldn’t be in the country”

    "You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing," Trump said in a recent interview.

  • May 23, 2018

    NFL’s new policy: players who kneel during the national anthem may face a fine

    Players are now required to "stand and show respect" during the anthem.

  • April 25, 2018

    What NFL leaders said behind closed doors about national anthem protests and Trump

    "Ask your compadres, fellas, stop that other business," Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said in a recording unveiled by the New York Times.

  • February 4, 2018

    Trump’s reaction to the NFL protests shows how he fights the culture war

    As black athletes took a knee, Trump seized an opportunity to weaponize patriotism.

  • October 15, 2017

    Benching NFL players for protesting during the anthem would be illegal

    The owner of the Dallas Cowboys has sworn to do so.

  • October 9, 2017

    Trump picks cultural fights to distract Americans from his policies and their results

    Trump wants America continually distracted from the job he’s doing.

  • October 8, 2017

    Trump reignites NFL protest controversy by ordering Mike Pence to leave a Colts game

    The protests were dying down. Not anymore.

  • September 28, 2017

    The NFL has officially whitewashed Colin Kaepernick’s protest

    The co-opting of protests against racism has a storied history in our country.

  • September 26, 2017

    How America’s pro sports arenas became a battleground for Trump’s culture war

    The personal and the political collide for black NFL players.

  • September 25, 2017

    Can the NFL fire players for kneeling during the anthem? 9 Legal experts say yes.

    It might be wrong and dangerous, but it’s not unconstitutional.

  • September 25, 2017

    Trump’s tweets about the NFL protests miss the point entirely

    Player protests are not about disrespecting the flag or the national anthem.

  • September 25, 2017

    Donald Trump versus the NFL, explained

    A master of race baiting overreaches.

  • September 25, 2017

    It’s actually very strange for sports games to begin with the national anthem

    A key point that Trump doesn’t grasp.

  • September 25, 2017

    As a black veteran, I always stand for the flag. But I understand why some NFL players don't.

    They kneel because of the things I do not salute. This does not put us at odds.