Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin to President Donald Trump

Mr. President, welcome to Columbia, South Carolina. In these incredibly difficult times in which we live, we may disagree fundamentally on many issues of public importance but I hope to use your visit to reach out in the spirit of bipartisanship & grace.I know that […]
3 years ago

An open letter to Rob Gronkowski

Dear Gronk (Do you mind if I call you that? Everyone else does), I saw your debut with the football gabbers of Fox Sports. You had trouble pronouncing the word “philosophical.” Don’t sweat it. It’s a toughie, that word. Five syllables. They didn’t hire you […]
3 years ago

An open letter to the NFL’s owners, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Dear NFL owners: Whew! What a tumultuous year for your league. Slipping attendance and ratings. Continuing concussion controversy. Lawsuits from cheerleaders who refuse to shut up and smile. Domestic violence accusations against players. The Papa John’s founder mouthing off about something or other. Players taking a national anthem knee (NAK, for short). President Trump’s “problematic” rambling. Commissioner […]
3 years ago

An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump and the 115th Congress

Scientific knowledge has played a critical role in making the United States a powerful and prosperous nation and improving the health and well-being of Americans and people around the world. From disease outbreaks to climate change to national security to technology innovation, people benefit when […]
3 years ago

An open letter to the NFL’s owners, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Dear NFL owners: Whew! What a tumultuous year for your league. Slipping attendance and ratings. Continuing concussion controversy. Lawsuits from cheerleaders who refuse to shut up and smile. Domestic violence accusations against players. The Papa John’s founder mouthing off about something or other. Players taking a national anthem knee (NAK, for short). President Trump’s “problematic” rambling. Commissioner […]