The Prison Leagues: Organized Sports in the US Penal System

The Prison Leagues: Organized Sports in the US Penal System

The prison system in the United States generates roughly $74 billion a year. The high turnover is due to the fact that over 2.3 million Americans are currently incarcerated. Since 1972, the number of people in US prisons has grown over 700% and now costs the taxpayer $39 billion to maintain every year. With a population only slightly smaller […]

On Christmas Day, the NBA joined the fight against gun violence

On Christmas Day, the NBA joined the fight against gun violence

As I tuned in to watch basketball on Christmas Day, I was greeted with an unexpected pleasure: the NBA is now actively supporting Everytown For Gun Safety. The advertisement I saw featured Steph Curry, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Joakim Noah all boldly proclaiming that, together, Americans can end gun violence. While the NBA is one of the more liberal […]

Two Missouri legislators seek to suppress Freedom of Speech among Student-Athletes

Two Missouri legislators seek to suppress Freedom of Speech among Student-Athletes

Republican Rick Brattin of the Missouri House of Representatives has proposed a bill that would remove the scholarship of any student who “calls, incites, supports or participates in any strike.” Brattin’s bill was inspired by the protests at the University of Missouri. For those who haven’t been following the Mizzou protests, several of the school’s […]

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