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Mike Honda Introduces Bill To Block Trademark Status For Redskins Football

Mike Honda, a Democrat representing the 17th district of California, has introduced H.R. 684 to the House of Representatives. The bill would declare the word “redskins” to be a disparaging term. Under a pre-existing law called the Lanham Act, a disparaging term cannot be trademarked.

This means that the management of the Washington Redskins could […]

On Super Bowl Sunday, Time for a Legislative Gut Check

Number of years that the federal minimum wage has been in decline, accounting for inflation: 6

Number of American workers earning the federal minimum wage or less: 3.3 million

Number of bills before the 114th Congress to raise the federal minimum wage: 1

Number of Congressional cosponsors for legislation to raise the minimum wage: 19

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Football Museum Vs. Minimum Wage – Guess Which Wins In Congress?

Members of the United States Congress are elected to make sure that the government meet the needs of the American people, but some of them have an awfully strange idea of what those needs are. An example of the odd priorities often expressed by members of Congress is H.R. 602, a bill yesterday that will, […]

Texas Cheerleaders Think God Wants Their Football Team To Win

There’s an unfair stereotype of cheerleaders – that they’re stupid and superficial. In reality, there are many intelligent cheerleaders out there.

A squad of cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas is living up to the stereotype, however. They’re pushing the Kountze School District to fight against complaints that the cheerleaders are using high school football games as […]

Remembering Peyton Manning’s Historic 509th Touchdown Pass

Dateline: Peyton Manning Museum, Manning City, October 19, 2034

Oliver Sutton hobbled slightly as he made his way to his digital trunk to look through his records of this historic day. “I’ve got it here somewhere,” he promised me as he used his electro stylus to rummage through the virtual box.

A few minutes later […]

Sparse Football Homecoming

The school district for the town where I live spent a huge amount of money to construct a new football field and set of bleachers at the high school. Today came the test. Was the spending worth it? The Homecoming game is taking place right now – traditionally the most popular game of the season. […]

Why Christian Groups Must Protest Against Gay Football Player Michael Sam

Down in Dallas, Texas, an organization called American Decency is planning to hold a political demonstration outside a sports stadium there, in protest of the decision by the Dallas Cowboys to hire Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL. “We cannot just stand idly by as Christian values and morals are trampled. […]

While the Super Bowl Churns On, Tweeters Identify Real Struggle

“This year’s game pits Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos squad against the young Seattle Seahawks team in what is sure to be an epic battle.” — Fox Sports, before the game “Squirrel!” — Fox Sports, after the game

If I have to hear the the Super Bowl characterized as an “epic battle” one more […]

Ending Charity For The NFL

However, even apart from their member teams, players, and other subsidiaries, these professional sports leagues have annual receipts of 1.7 billion dollars. The purpose of these sports leagues is not charitable. Yet, the NFL and other professional sports leagues claim tax exempt status as non-profit organizations. […]

Senators Helping Neglected Football

Banking

Housing

Urban Affairs

Most people agree that these are important matters, and see that the work of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs has a lot of work to do.

Senator Rob Portman is asking the committee to put this work aside, however, in order to consider other important legislation: S. […]

The Tenacity Of Garlic

Yes, that’s a Nerf football.