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There Is No Horse Race

To anyone not following the ins and outs of the election, the contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has all the trappings of a close-fought, competitive election. Both candidates dominate the news media; both have held massive...Show More Summary

Think the Clinton-Trump Race Will Be a Landslide? Hold Your Horses

The vote may be more favorable to Mr. Trump than some prognosticators suggest, since landslides don’t really happen in presidential elections anymore.

Saturday Afternoon Open Thread: ‘But Our Horse Race!…

Geuinely puzzled by the "it's over!" tone of coverage, with this much time left + HRC's unpopularity + (possibly) more disciplined Trump. — Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) August 19, 2016 ICYMI our new Electoral College map shows Clinton...Show More Summary

Bipartisanship Reigns. Hillary Clinton Fixer And Bag Man, John Podesta, Took Paul Manafort’s Russian Cash

If you own both horses in a race, you no longer have to bet on a winner The post Bipartisanship Reigns. Hillary Clinton Fixer And Bag Man, John Podesta, Took Paul Manafort’s Russian Cash appeared first on RedState.

"Ben-Hur" Is Impressive But Falls Short of Being Epic

Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Ben-Hur" (Paramount) It has been over fifty years since we first set our eyes on Charlton Heston straining to control a chariot pulled by a team of horses as he challenged Stephen Boyd in a race for life and death. Show More Summary

Tripped-Up Olympic Runners Finish Race Together in Apparent Attempt to Make Me Weep Uncontrollably at My Desk

We’ve seen viral Olympics moments from impressive wins, and also horses dancing to Santana featuring Rob Thomas, but here’s one from an impressive loss: During a women’s 5,000-meter heat today, New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin tripped and took Team USA’s Abbey D’Agostino down with her. And in a move so professional and genuine it is ... More »

[Exclusive] Fat Albert: A Modern Trojan Horse?

Sanford Biggers’ 'Subjective Cosmology' solo show explores race and identity. We've got the exclusive trailer for 'Shatter,' the third in a series of video art pieces, which makes its debut with the exhibition.

The Trump vs. Trump debate

With The Donald now attempting to pretend he’s a decent and substantive person, and with the media desperate for a horse race, don’t let anyone forget that even when he isn’t utterly unhinged he’s still completely full of shit. The Donald vs. Show More Summary

Roman horse race mosaic revealed in Cyprus

A large Roman-era mosaic floor depicting chariot racing has been revealed in full after a year of excavations in the village of Akaki outside Nicosia, Cyprus. Excavations on the site began in 2014 when the remains of a large cistern 10 x 14 meters (33 x 46 feet) in dimension were discovered. In the summer [...]

Zenyatta a first-ballot horse racing Hall of Famer

Zenyatta, slow to gain recognition early in her career even as she built on a perfect record, will receive the ultimate tribute when she is inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Friday. “To get into the Hall of Fame on the first ballot as a racehorse, I don’t think you...

Horse Rescued on Eve of Notorious Trainer’s Hall of Fame Induction

It’s a happy ending for a horse who has been used up by the racing industry. The post Horse Rescued on Eve of Notorious Trainer’s Hall of Fame Induction appeared first on PETA.

The workers Clinton and Trump should not forget

In the heat of a bizarre presidential campaign, the horse race makes it easy to forget that the point of politics is governing. And when we think of the next administration, we often focus on who will get the top political appointments. But to govern effectively, any administration needs to consider civil servants, particularly during […]

Republicans missed their best chance to save themselves

  We’ve argued that the media’s desire to preserve the excitement — and ratings — of a competitive horse race has led to disingenuous reporting suggesting that the presidential race is still competitive. My colleague Stuart Rothenberg suffers from no such malady: “A dispassionate examination of the data, combined with a coldblooded look at the candidates, the […]

The Great American Horse Race Won By A Mule

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The horse race has a tradition as long as horses have been domesticated, but what kind of sadistic mind organized a horse race that was 3,500 miles long? It was the Great American Horse Race in 1976, a part of the U.S. bicentennial celebration. Show More Summary

The 1976 Great American Horse Race Was Won By A Mule Named Lord Fauntleroy

All-American mules, more than worthy of our pride. (Photo: Irving Rusinow/National Archive and Records Administration) On May 31st, 1976, about 200 well-muscled animals lined up in Frankfort, New York, ready for the race of a lifetime. Show More Summary

For the Record: May the odds be ever in your favor

Everyone who complains that the media is covering the election like a horse race is dead wrong... we're covering it like Super Bowl betting...        

I had a dream, I had an awesome dream

It looks like the media has decided to resume its regularly scheduled Hillary bashing. Got to have a horse race to cover! In a way, maybe it’s just as well, given that the alternative is two months of Paul Ryan white knight fan fiction: That basically allows the RNC to come up with any reason […]

Libertarians Claim the Spotlight As Well Over One Million Tune In To CNN’s Johnson/Weld Town Hall

It's this kind of publicity that Johnson needs to let people know that there's a dark horse in the race The post Libertarians Claim the Spotlight As Well Over One Million Tune In To CNN’s Johnson/Weld Town Hall appeared first on RedState.

Hollywood Park rescue horse finds himself in the Olympics

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

There wasn’t much question about Blackfoot Mystery’s career as a racing thoroughbred. The big chestnut had three starts at the now-defunct Hollywood Park, finishing at or near the back of the pack every time. “He was a terrible racehorse,” Boyd Martin says. But Martin, a top equestrian rider, could...

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist the favorite at Haskell Invitational

With only six horses set to enter the starting gate when the $1-million Haskell Invitational is run at Monmouth Park on Sunday, it would appear that the race lacks the talent to match its hefty purse. Looks can be deceiving. The mile-and-an-eighth contest features the top three Kentucky Derby finishers...

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