We cover a lot of ground on this hour's Scramble. We begin with the editor of Salon.com in a conversation about a story that dominated the headlines this weekend, the racist remarks attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling.
Dave Daley sees Sterling and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy as part of a pattern. I don't. Not exactly, anyway. Dave also talks about Thomas Piketty, the first rock star economist in, well, a really long time.
From there, we move on to our go-to Vatican guy, Michael Sean Winters, for some analysis of Sunday's double-barrelled papal canonizations. We finish by talking with sports writer Steve Rushin about the New York Times massive data crunching analysis of the geography of baseball fandom. They're redrawing Rushin's "Munson/Nixon" line, dividing Red Sox from Yankee territory.
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- Dave Daley is editor-in-chief of Salon.com
- Michael Sean Winters is a writer and blogger at the National Catholic Reporter, and writes the blog “Distinctly Catholic” He’s the author of several books including most recently, God’s Right Hand: How Jerry Falwell Made God a Republican and Baptized the American Right
- Steve Rushin is is an award-winning sports journalist and the author of several books including The Pint Man, and most recently, The 34-Ton Bat