Throw away your crutches

Updated: June 20, 2012, 11:18 AM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in July 2010. We are bringing it back in archive form for your convenience.

Crutch arguments are the special sauce of the 21st century.

They're everywhere. In an America of media overexposure, 24-hour news, talk radio and talking heads, everyone has an opinion but not everyone knows why. As Stephen Colbert would have it, there's a certain "truthiness" in the air. There isn't time for such antiquated practices as research or facts. ...

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