A new study finds that two out of every three community college students in the United States is food insecure, and nearly half are housing insecure.
The NCAA itself keeps only four percent of the profits each year, with the remaining 96% being channeled into the schools, particularly those in Division 1. This is generally in the form of various distributions, or expenses such as travel. A large portion of this money also goes into scholarships and internship programs, as well as injury insurance for the athletes. But despite the schools receiving such large amounts of money from their participation in the NCAA and March Madness, student athletes see no direct form of compensation, even though they are the ones who are creating the revenue.
For the moment, Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation appears safe. After seven years of rhetoric, and futile votes to repeal the ACA, Republicans failed at their first actual attempt to undo what has become known as Obamacare.
The Public Accommodation Law protects trans people to a degree, but one group, using hate speech, memes, and genuinely fake news, has received enough signatures to make revoking trans protections a ballot question in 2018.
Politics are hard, but the quality of comedy is lifting our spirits, at least a little.