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The MacGregor Playbook

The MacGregor Playbook

Last Saturday night, Connor MacGregor won a narrow but fairly decisive victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202. The fight was a rematch from several months earlier, wherein Diaz, who took the fight on just two weeks’ notice, choked MacGregor out in the second round to hand the Irishman his first, and thus far only, […]

Running to Stand Still

Running to Stand Still

Editor’s Note: Please enjoy this column Josh Ruffin wrote in 2015. Talk about an appropriate headline!   I’m doing my best to focus. I know I should be covering and dismantling whatever nonsense the GOP candidates are saying right now — speaking of, go and read Hillary Clinton’s response to Mitch McConnell saying that she’s […]

Stop. Listen.

Stop. Listen.

I’m writing this from the lobby bar of a hotel in Amsterdam, a bottle deep in Sauvignon Blanc. I’m trying to make sense of my first three days here — what I’ve seen, what I’ve done and how it relates to what is going on back home. The disconnect is real; I’m seven hours ahead of most of […]