Ruffin It

Change

Change

I wrote a while back, as did may other bloggers and journalists looking for click bait or an easy assignment, about how, if the GOP held out any hope of maintaining, let alone expanding, their influence after the 2016 election, it was imperative that they regroup and evolve. No mere rebranding is going to suffice. […]

Measure of Greatness

Measure of Greatness

If you’re a regular reader of this column — nobody does Sudoku anymore and you’ve got to have something to do while you poop — then you might assume that I only think about two things: politics and combat sports. It’s the reason why most of these articles are deliberate, sometimes misguided, attempts to superimpose […]

Fighting and Politics

Fighting and Politics

This past weekend, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez knocked out Amir Khan in the fifth round of their pseudo-middleweight championship fight. I say “pseudo” for two reasons: 1) Alvarez has rarely defended his middleweight title at the actual limit of 160 pounds, opting instead to use his considerable drawing power and subsequent negotiating muscle to mandate catch […]