Morning Reads – Tuesday, November 17, 2015

An in-depth investigation by the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Huffington Post uncovers massive subsidies of college athletic programs by students who are mostly disinterested in college athletic programs. Their prime example? GSU (the one in Atlanta).

In Macon, GPB asks what comes after public housing?

More on the Palmetto Pipeline, Kinder Morgan, and the DOT.

In Putnam and Baldwin counties, residents felt the earth move under their feet. (The sky did not come tumbling down.)

Antony Bourdain beholds Waffle House, the “yellow beacon of hope for the seriously hammered.”

Seattle residents pay 28 different transportation-related taxes fees.

Should HUD ban smoking in public housing?

Mapping the flow of gun traffic from Georgia (and elsewhere).

This week in “Hamilton”:


  1. saltycracker says:

    Seattle: when you divide a whole category of public costs by household it looks really ugly.
    It would be if every household paid it.

    Colleges left interest to funding benchmarks behind on women athletics and modern art.

    Guns: Trafficking of anything follows the easiest course. We should not restrict ownership but Abatement of trafficking can come from registrations at point of sale, either with a licensed dealer at the courthouse. That will not sit well In Georgia but we could clean up a big image problem by only allowing dealer sales at gun shows.

  2. Dave Bearse says:

    Washington has no state income tax.

    “Over the past five years, [GSU] students have paid nearly $90 million in mandatory athletic fees to support football and other intercollegiate athletics — one of the highest contributions in the country.”

    Your lottery tax dollars at work. Just think how good the football program will be after casino tax dollars are in the mix.

    Restrict gun trafficking? What and reduce one of the state’s leading exports?

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