The NFL has been heavily scrutinized for encouraging gameplay at the expense of player safety. As the league kicks off its 95th season, new rules are aimed at preventing injuries and reducing contact. Jeffrey Brown discusses the league’s adjustments with…

Football may have replaced baseball as America’s pastime, but it’s also become a sport mired in controversy -- from the reported risks of concussions to the off-field behavior of its players. But author Mark Edmundson says the game can also…