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Donald Trump’s Problem: Every Pro Wrestling Heel Has to Lose Eventually
September 17, 2015

The crowd wasn’t on Donald Trump’s side at the second GOP debate, but that didn’t hurt him. It’s his job to get booed.

Why Doesn’t Wrestling Matter In Linda McMahon's Senate Race?
October 16, 2012

Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon is trying to cast herself as a kindly grandmother. Can that win her a Senate seat?

CT Senate Debate: Is It Too Late To Pick Another Candidate?
October 04, 2010

For a while I've been wondering how the Senate race in Connecticut could stay so remarkably close for so long. Isn't this a deep-blue state? Wasn't Attorney General Richard Blumenthal supposed to be a popular Democrat? And his conservative opponent, Linda McMahon, isn't she the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment? Seriously? Political scientists would no doubt point to economic fundamentals: Unemployment in Connecticut is 9.4 percent, and voters are pissed off about it.

The Moralist In Repose
June 08, 2010

Joe Lieberman has long been known as Washington's fiercest critic of popular culture: Last year, Mr. Lieberman said that if the entertainment industry ''continues to market death and degradation to our children and continues to pay no heed to the genuine bloodshed staining our communities, then one way or the other the government will act." Now it turns out that the Republican Senate candidate in Lieberman's home state, Linda McMahon, is the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, possibly the most violent, sexist, un-wholesome form of mainstream entertainment currently available.