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Wizards apologize for comparing team owner to Martin Luther King Jr.

The team acknowledged that its presentation for a Black History Month social media campaign "may have missed the mark." Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the group that owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, did what many teams do in February: honor Black History Month with a social media campaign. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Thomas Frank on the 'veiled pensioners of the mystic sofa'

9 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Thomas Frank at The Baffler writes Veiled Pensioners of the Mystic Sofa: ?The George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia, is a towering structure, a replica of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt—or, at least, a replica of what people used to think the ancient lighthouse looked like. Show More Summary

Sparks' late rally falls short against Mystics

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a career-high 18 points and Monique Currie added 16 to lead the Washington Mystics to a 79-75 victory over the Sparks on Thursday night at Staples Center.

UConn's Stefanie Dolson falls off stage during White House visit

This does not bode well for the dance-off with Barack Obama. You may remember Stefanie Dolson as the former UConn basketball player (and new Washington Mystic) who challenged Barack Obama to a dance-off if the Huskies won a second national championship. Show More Summary

Sparks fall short in triple-overtime loss to Mystics

Ivory Latta scored 14 points and hit clutch shots in all three overtime sessions and the Washington Mystics survived 31 turnovers for a 92-84 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday.

WNBA becomes first league to market itself to LGBT community

Almost five years ago, The Post’s Mike Wise wrote about why the Washington Mystics — a team with a sizable lesbian fan base — do not employ the Kiss Cam at their games. The risk of offending someone by showing two women kissing on the JumboTron was too great, and what if the camera focuses […]

NSA Is Recording Every Phone Call... In The Bahamas?!?

last yearIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So, back in March, the Washington Post published a report about the NSA's MYSTIC program, where it was recording all phone calls from an unnamed country. The Washington Post chose not to reveal that country, leading many folks to assume that it was going to be a country like Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iraq. Show More Summary

Yet Another NSA Program: Mystic

The Washington Post reports on yet another NSA surveillance program: Mystic. The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording “100 percent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls, enabling the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

NSA Has Capability To Record And Store ALL Foreign Phone Calls In Certain Countries

last yearIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The latest scoop from Barton Gellman, reporting for the Washington Post on documents Ed Snowden leaked, highlights an NSA program known as MYSTIC, with some snazzy clipart... and the ability to retrieve all recordings of phone calls in certain (non-US) countries going back at least 30 days. Show More Summary

NSA 'Time Machine' Can Record All Calls in a Nation

The Washington Post has a new NSA scoop courtesy of Edward Snowden that is only going to heighten the Big Brother fears. It seems the agency has a program called MYSTIC that can record every phone call in a foreign country—and this isn't metadata, it's actual voice recordings. One...

NSA can record and search through a whole country’s voice calls, but how remains a mystery

last yearTechnology : Gigaom

The latest Snowden-derived story, this time from the Washington Post, gives us a broad outline of a program called MYSTIC, through which the NSA can record all voice calls in a country and store them in a searchable archive.

Why Basketball Fans Should Give The WNBA A Chance

My ThinkProgress colleagues and I took in a WNBA game between the Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury at the Verizon Center last night — the first WNBA game I’ve ever seen live. The appeal for this particular matchup was obvious: the Mercury made Brittney Griner the number one pick in the WNBA draft this spring, [...]

WNBA Season Off to Strong Ratings Start; Most-Watched Regular-Season Game on ESPN2 in Nine Years

The new WNBA season-opening Memorial Day doubleheader on ESPN2 – Washington Mystics at Tulsa Shock, followed by Chicago Sky at the Phoenix Mercury – averaged a 0.3 household coverage rating and an average of 366,000 viewers (P2+),

Chamique Holdsclaw arrested for aggravated assault

3 years agoSports : The Early Lead

Chamique Holdsclaw, a former Washington Mystics and WNBA star as well as an Olympic gold medalist, turned herself in to Atlanta police Thursday night after an arrest warrant was issued in connection with a dispute that allegedly became violent. Read full article >>

Top Dem donor and kooky religious bigot J.Z. Knight rants on video: “Fk you, Catholics”

Photo via NWDailyMarker J.Z. Knight is a self-proclaimed “mystic” who apparently channels a spirit named “Ramtha.” She is also a deep-pocketed donor to Washington State Democrats and President Obama’s campaign. Bryan Myrick of the Northwest Daily Marker reports that Knight Democrats on the bottom of the ticket in Washington state all the way to the [...]

Young Voters Are Hurt by Outdated Registration Techniques, Not a Mystical "Enthusiasm Gap"

3 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This guest post is by Toby Crittenden, Executive Director of the political youth advocacy group, the Washington Bus. On Monday, the Seattle Times ran an article bemoaning the alleged enthusiasm gap that plagues young voters by pointing out that we have fewer new registered voters this year than in 2008. Show More Summary

Sht Wizards Fans Say

Do not be surprised if while you're single tracking on the Red Line, you hear these things being said about the 2-14 Washington Wizards. No. 1: Wait, we won? Really? No. 2: I really miss Gheorge Muresan. No. 3: When does the Mystics' season begin, again? No. Show More Summary

Multimillionaire Donor Decries Obama's Class Warfare

Here’s Ted Leonsis, multimillionaire internet pioneer and majority owner of the Washington Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics, on President Obama’s class warfare: My dad was a waiter. My mom was a secretary. Neither attended college. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and Lowell, Massachusetts. Show More Summary

Malthus, Ehrlich, Gore And Other Population Control Mystics

Something that happened to me a few years ago may throw light on the popular mindset regarding what’s called overpopulation. I was standing in the middle of Ronald Reagan/National Airport in Washington, D.C. talking on my cell phone about demographic winter (the precipitous worldwide decline in birthrates). When the call was over, I was accosted [...]

Mystics’ Alana Beard gets another chance, new perspective

Fourteen months ago, Alana Beard’s athletic future seemed bleak. She was 27 years old, a four-time WNBA all-star and the cornerstone guard for the Washington Mystics. But all that seemed jeopardized after Beard suffered a rare, serious...Show More Summary

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