Im sure it is even worse now since he co sponsored quite a bit of gun control legislation since 2016.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed for the first time to cooperate in studying the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players, representing a possible shift in the leagues approach to an issue on which several players have been outspoken.
The exploration will take place as part of two new medical committees formed by the league and union that will provide recommendations on key medical issues. This also will include a review of teams policies and practices for the use of prescription medication by players.
In forming the committees, the NFL and NFLPA are addressing topics that were previously divisive for them. In recent years, some players have expressed frustration over the continued punishment of players who test positive for marijuana, even if its being used to help manage pain, at a time when more states are legalizing the drug.
I think its a proud day for the NFL and the NFLPA to come together on these issues in a very public way, Allen Sills, the leagues chief medical officer, said in a phone interview. I think it demonstrates the spirit of cooperation we have around our health and safety issues. Both of these committees are about providing the best health care we can to players.
Russell Pearce stepped up to a podium in Gilbert, one of the more affluent and educated communities in Arizona.
He had bloodshed on his mind.
We have stupid leaders, stupid politicians, he told a crowd of Republicans. And its time we start replacing those that refuse to stand up for the values that those have shed blood for. Im grateful to be an American and Im grateful to be a patriot. I believe we owe it to our children and our grandchildren to preserve the freedoms weve enjoyed, that have been passed down to us by the shedding of blood. And it may take the shedding of blood to keep this republic, and I, for one, am willing to do whatever it takes.
His remarks drew applause from Republicans in the crowd, many of whom sat in lawn chairs throughout the day to hear from a parade of conservative speakers who headlined the event.
There was a time not so long ago when Arizonas Republican leaders would have spurned a grassroots gathering such as this Patriotism over Socialism rally, put on by the Tea Party Community.
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Theresa Mays spy chiefs were secretly briefed on an explosive dossier of claims about Donald Trumps ties to Russia before the US president was made aware of its existence, The Telegraph can reveal.
The heads of MI5 and MI6 and one of Mrs Mays most trusted security advisers were told about former British intelligence officer Christopher Steeles memos on the Trump campaign in the weeks after his November 2016 election victory.
Id definitely would like to see it come back, Robinson told 247Sports. If they were to do a pool and asked kids if they want to be on NCAA football and if they want to bring NCAA back, a lot of kids would say yes although they wouldnt get paid.
About that The story of NCAA footballs demise is a tale well worn at this point. Lawsuits over athlete likeness, including the landmark proceedings of Ed OBannon, ended the games circulation with the 2014 version. The courts ruled EA Sports had used athlete likeness without permission or compensation. EA Sports eventually paid out $60 million in settlements to athletes who appeared in its games between 2003-14, according to CBS Sports.
Thus ended NCAA Football for the modern generation. The NCAA did not renew its licensing agreement with EA, and though recent Madden games have featured colleges EA individually licenses the brands from the schools there has been little movement toward a new flagship college football game.
That could change soon.
The NCAA made a quiet yet potentially momentous announcement May 14 that it would create a working group to examine the issue of likeness in college athletics. Currently, athletes lack the right to monetize their name or brand. If the NCAA choose to alter its rules and allow athletes to capitalize on their image, it would potentially open an avenue for the return of NCAA Football.
Do it NCAA and end the monopsonic rule.
Monopsony in College AthleticsPosner
The most common type of cartel is an agreement among competitors not to sell their product below a fixed price that will generate monopoly profits for the parties to the agreement. But another type of cartel, termed monopsonistic (from the Greek words for one and purchasing of food) rather than monopolistic (one seller, versus one buyer in a monopsonized market), is an agreement among competitors not to pay more than a fixed price for a key input, such as labor. By agreeing to pay less, the cartel purchases less of the input (and perhaps of lower quality), because less is supplied at the lower price (and suppliers may lower quality to compensate, by reducing their costs, for the lower price they receive).
The National Collegiate Athletic Association behaves monopsonistically in forbidding its member colleges and universities to pay its athletes. Although cartels, including monopsonistic ones, are generally deemed to be illegal per se under American antitrust law, the NCAAs monopsonistic behavior has thus far not been successfully challenged. The justification that the NCAA offersthat collegiate athletes are students and would be corrupted by being salariedcoupled with the fact that the members of the NCAA, and the NCAA itself, are formally not-for-profit institutions, have had sufficient appeal to enable the association to continue to impose and enforce its rule against paying student athletes, and a number of subsidiary rules designed to prevent the cheating by cartel members that plagues most cartels.
As Becker points out, were it not for the monopsonistic rule against paying student athletes, these athletes would be paid; the monopsony transfers wealth from them to their employers, the colleges. A further consequence is that college teams are smaller and, more important, of lower quality than they would be if the student athletes were paid.
One might ask why colleges choose to collude on the student athlete dimension rather than on some other dimension, such as tuitionagreeing to minimum tuition levels, or maximum scholarships. The answer I think lies in my earlier pointthe justification (specious though it may be) that paying student athletes would corrupt the educational process, an argument that draws on a tradition of admiration for amateurism even in adult athletic competition, as in tennis until 1968. Efforts to fix the price for a college education would encounter sharper antitrust challengesand indeed the Ivy League schools were forced by antitrust litigation to drop their attempt to limit competition in scholarship aid, a form of price fixingin effect colluding on tuition discounts, which is what a scholarship is.
The nations first majority-female legislature is currently meeting in Nevada. Carson City may never be the same.
CARSON CITY, Nev. She didnt plan to say it. Yvanna Cancela, a newly elected Democrat in the Nevada Senate, didnt want to sound crass. But when a Republican colleague defended a century-old law requiring doctors to ask women seeking abortions whether theyre married, Cancela couldnt help firing back.
A man is not asked his marital status before he gets a vasectomy, she countered and the packed hearing room fell silent.
Since Nevada seated the nations first majority-female state legislature in January, the male old guard has been shaken up by the perspectives of female lawmakers. Bills prioritizing womens health and safety have soared to the top of the agenda. Mounting reports of sexual harassment have led one male lawmaker to resign. And policy debates long dominated by men, including prison reform and gun safety, are yielding to female voices.
Cancela, 32, is part of the wave of women elected by both parties in November, many of them younger than 40. Today, women hold the majority with 23 seats in the Assembly and 10 in the Senate, or a combined 52 percent.
By Ilhan Omar and Jan Schakowsky
Editor's Note:Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, is the US Representative for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat is a US Representative for Illinois's 9th Congressional District.. The views expressed in this commentary belong to the authors. Read more opinion at CNN.
(CNN) Just over two weeks ago, we watched in horror after a man walked into Chabad of Poway synagogue in California and opened fire on worshippers, killing 60-year-old Lori Gilbert Kaye and injuring three others. The attack on the synagogue took place on Shabbat, the holiest day of the week, and Acharon Shel Pesach -- the final day of Passover.
As information about the attack came in, we learned more shocking details. The same terrorist who attacked the Chabad Synagogue allegedly set fire to a nearby mosque, Dar-ul-Arqam, just weeks earlier. Evidence also suggests that the suspected Poway shooter was inspired by the Christchurch mosque massacre in New Zealand, which took the lives of 50 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand in March.
As a Muslim American and a Jewish American elected to the United States Congress, we can no longer sit silently as terror strikes our communities. We cannot allow those who seek to divide and intimidate us to succeed. Whatever our differences, our two communities, Muslim and Jewish, must come together to confront the twin evils of anti-Semitic and Islamophobic violence.
The evidence that violence against both our communities is on the rise is overwhelming. Anti-Semitic assaults in the US more than doubled in 2018 compared to the year before, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The organization also tallied a total of 1,879 incidents of assault, vandalism and harassment against Jews and Jewish institutions last year, marking the third-highest year on record since the ADL started keeping track in 1979.
A former member of the Russian parliament is gunned down in broad daylight in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. A longtime Russian ambassador to the United Nations drops dead at work. A Russian-backed commander in the breakaway Ukrainian province of Donetsk is blown up in an elevator. A Russian media executive is found dead in his Washington, D.C., hotel room.
What do they have in common? They are among 38 prominent Russians who are victims of unsolved murders or suspicious deaths since the beginning of 2014, according to a list compiled by USA TODAY and British journalist Sarah Hurst, who has done research in Russia.
The list contains 10 high-profile critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin, seven diplomats, six associates of Kremlin power brokers who had a falling out often over corruption and 13 military or political leaders involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, including commanders of Russian-backed separatist forces. Two are possibly connected to a dossier alleging connections between President Trump's campaign staff and Kremlin officials that was produced by a former British spy and shared with the FBI.
Twelve were shot, stabbed or beaten to death. Six were blown up. Ten died allegedly of natural causes. One died of mysterious head injuries, one reportedly slipped and hit his head in a public bath, one was hanged in his jail cell, and one died after drinking coffee. The cause of six deaths was reported as unknown.
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