Archive for September, 2017

University of California Tells Court It Expects to Complete by November Its Review of Internal Documents on Football Player Ted Agu’s 2014 Death

Published September 28th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   In a filing this week in Alameda County Superior Court, the University of California Regents and this reporter jointly stipulated to an additional 45-day extension in negotiations for exploring settlement of Concussion Inc.’s California Public Records Act lawsuit against the university for internal documents on how school officials processed the 2014 […]

Behold Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s Kneel-Down on the House Floor … and Jess Lee Brooks in the Immortal 1941 Movie ‘Sullivan’s Travels’

Published September 27th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   On the question of how much longer we will have to endure a cosmic asshole in the White House, no individual citizen has control. Forces of history are in play. If Trump’s authoritarian project prevails, enabled by minority rule, then the answer could even be beyond January 20, 2025. The only […]

University of British Columbia Accused of Violating First Nations Human Rights Over Speech of Apparent Former George Gibney Associate John Furlong

Published September 13th, 2017, Uncategorized

“The University of British Columbia ignored the rights of First Nations when it reinstated John Furlong as guest speaker for its annual athletics department fundraiser, according to a complaint filed with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. Furlong, the former Vancouver 2010 Olympics CEO who chairs Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps, was hired last fall for […]

Sam Muchnick Papers Footnote: Ties to the Real Knee-Capping, Pistol-Packing Mafia … NOT

Published September 11th, 2017, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: “Introducing the Sam Muchnick Papers: Correspondence With the Department of Justice, 1956-1964,”   by Irvin Muchnick   As I prepare to move on to other categories of some of the rescued papers of my late uncle, St. Louis wrestling promoter and National Wrestling Alliance chief Sam Muchnick, I pause to address the last […]

NFL Opener Special: Dr. Joseph Maroon, at His Day Job, Argues CTE With WWE’s Baron Corbin

Published September 10th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The 2017 National Football League season kicks off, and interest among non-hard cores is trending down. Awareness of this sport’s lethality, from cradle to grave, is trending up. That is why I have selected a favorite recent marker of a story whose end point, as I say repeatedly, is clear but […]