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Should Sonics Fans Root For The Heat? And How Believing In Hell Reduces Crime

David Hyde
06/21/2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Rooting For The Miami Heat (Or Against The Oklahoma City Thunder): Tonight basketball fans will find out whether the former Seattle Supersonics — now the Oklahoma City Thunder — can make a comeback in the NBA finals. Writer for The Nation Dave Zirin hopes they don't. In fact, he says everyone in the country should root against Oklahoma City because of what the owners did to Seattle. Who are you rooting for?

Fact–Checking The Attorney General's Race: It's still relatively early in the election season, but the race for Washington State Attorney General is already contentious. Republican Reagan Dunn and Democrat Bob Ferguson sit next to each other on the King County Council, but they traded barbs at their first televised debate last week. KUOW's Deborah Wang fact–checks some of the claims they made in that debate.

Hell To Pay — How Believing In Hell Might Make You A Better Person: According to a new study from the Culture and Morality Lab at the University of Oregon, there is a correlation between whether the people in a country tend to believe in hell and that country's crime rate. We talk to one of the authors of that study for more.


Azim F. Shariff is a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. He runs the Culture and Morality Lab at the University of Oregon.

Dave Zirin writes about sports, among other things, for The Nation. You can follow him on Twitter, @edgeofsports.

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