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Russian lawyer Alexei Navalny stares with intent on Oct. 22, 2011. Columnist Eddie Ryan argues that Navalny is facing a turning point in his career.

Opinion | Navalny faces another inflection point

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist May 11, 2021

At the moment, one thing in Russia seems clear: Alexei Navalny has disrobed the emperor, or when in a more generous mood, allowed him just a pair of proverbial undergarments. For in his decade and a...

A crowd of soccer fans in Europe protest the Super League. Columnist Nick Johnson argues that the Super League was created in the interest of greed instead of the spirit of soccer.

Opinion | Proposed Super League will ruin soccer forever

By Nick Johnson, Assistant Opinions Editor April 22, 2021

European club soccer is the mainstay of global sports. While the United States may dominate the athletics scene by terms of diversity in the shape of different types of professional sports, the attention...

The Student Union, along with many teachers, protest against a military coup in front of the State Government Office in Hpa-An, Kayin State, Myanmar on Feb. 9. Columnist Eddie Ryan argues that suffering Burmese deserve stronger solidarity.

Opinion | Suffering Burmese deserve consolidated solidarity

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist April 13, 2021

Just two months have elapsed since the jarring and demoralizing military coup in Myanmar. In the short time, one hasn’t had to look far for footage of unfeeling repression set against bloody but valiant...

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