Eric Bieniemy leaving Chiefs to take Commanders’ offensive coordinator job

Eric Bieniemy’s next job won’t be a promotion to the top rung of coaching from the offensive coordinator job he held with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Washington Commanders announced Bieniemy as the team’s new assistant head coach and offensive coordinator on Sat. In Washington, Bieniemy will be charged with improving an offense that ranked … Read more

WHO denies that it ‘abandoned’ the COVID origins investigation because of Chinese stonewalling

Laboratory technicians work on testing human COVID-19 samples at a laboratory in Shenyang, China, on Feb. 12, 2020. (AFP via Getty Images) WASHINGTON — The World Health Organization is denying a report made by a top scientific journal that it had “quietly shelved” an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. But that denial itself … Read more

Where Republicans and Democrats Stand

Both Social Security and Medicare have financial problems. Any changes enacted by Congress will affect current retirees, people closing in on retirement — and younger workers. (Hannah Agosta/The New York Times) The unusual back and forth between President Joe Biden and Republican lawmakers on live television during the recent State of the Union address kicked … Read more

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant’s trade requests were about seeking control, but also came at a cost for the NBA

SALT LAKE CITY — The world is a circus around Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, even at the NBA All-Star Game media availability, where people should be used to having access to the globe’s greatest basketball players. Durant was asked if he were in a zombie apocalypse, which of his teammates would he bring with … Read more

Tenured Professors Are Getting Fired for Criticizing Their Schools

Photo Illustration by Erin O’Flynn/The Daily Beast/Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Library of Congress Earlier this month, Shakespeare scholar Daniel Pollack-Pelzner received a substantial settlement in a whistleblower suit against his former employer, Linfield University. Given the Oregon private school’s notorious record on faculty speech, this is certainly a result worth … Read more

Is it fair to blame social media for teenagers’ mental health?

“The 360” shows you different perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates. What’s happening Rates of depression and suicidal thoughts among American teenagers increased dramatically between 2011 and 2021 — particularly among girls and children who do not identify as heterosexual — according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … Read more

When a young person dies due to street violence, it’s often ‘Pastor P’ who presides over their funerals

In his 18 years in Minnesota, the Rev. Runney Patterson Sr. has presided over funeral services for some 70 young Black men, most of them victims of street violence. Too often it’s a gunshot, a fatal flicker of light in the dark, but sometimes a stabbing, like the one that took a 15-year-old boy’s life … Read more

NFL refuses to admit Super Bowl field conditions were deplorable

Roob’s Obs: NFL refuses to admit Super Bowl field conditions were deplorable originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia A laughable statement from the NFL, an unbelievable Jalen Hurts stat and Cam Jurgens’ future. This is our first official edition of Roob’s 10 Random Eagles Offseason Observations. Only a couple dozen more of these and it’ll … Read more