The Polarization of the American Dream

MUGAMBI JOUET In times of doubt and discord, a country often turns to its national ideals in hope that they will provide guidance and common ground. The lingering economic problems, concerns about American decline, and bitter polarization that have marked the Obama presidency have therefore led Americans to focus on one of the United States’…

ADHD: It’s Not Just For Kids

ANNE CHILDRESS, M.D. AND LINDA FRANTOM, PH.D. When one hears the words attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the images of a misbehaving child who is darting in and out of line, climbing inappropriately, interrupting the teacher, and having trouble paying attention may come to mind. Although these symptoms certainly can describe ADHD, which is often diagnosed during childhood,…

The Fantasy Football Injury Report

DR. VONDA WRIGHT Greater than 1.5 million young men participate in American football across all levels in the United States. They will sustain more than 1.2 million football-related injuries this year. Injury is an inherent part of football, a product of the game’s brutal nature and the alternate side of the coin that is American…

The Children’s Champion

TOM CONWAY Education is without question one of the most complicated topics in America. Once glorified for production of some of the globe’s finest minds, our public school system has been slipping in world rankings for some time and faces constant criticism. Many people blame teachers, or least the few bad apples within this noble…

Alone

JEFF HENSLEY It’s no secret that many combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have struggled when returning to civilian life. With combat operations in Iraq over and those in Afghanistan winding down, even more American servicemen and women will be coming home to face problems ranging from high unemployment to a suicide epidemic plaguing the…

The 2012 NFL Preview

CHUCK FINDER From Broncos to bounties, from Tebowing toward Gotham to Manning the mountains, from handing out forced retirements to forced hands creating retirement accounts, the National Football League offseason was considerably landscape-altering this winter and spring. Far more than the usual coaching shuffle and concussion controversies. PEYTON’S NEW PLACEEach preceding Denver quarterback since that…

My View from the Field

ANDREW TAGLIANETTI Major conference shakeups, the new playoff system, the Heisman race, coaching changes, the players who will take the field this fall, the occasional major upset, and program turmoil are all things that fans of college football have become accustomed to. In my case, I have had some first-hand experience with some of those.…

The Fantasy Football Injury Report

DR. VONDA WRIGHT Greater than 1.5 million young men participate in American football across all levels in the United States. They will sustain more than 1.2 million football-related injuries this year. Injury is an inherent part of football, a product of the game’s brutal nature and the alternate side of the coin that is American…