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Americans Are Poorly Informed About Basic Constitutional Provisions | The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania

“Protecting the rights guaranteed by the Constitution presupposes that we know what they are. The fact that many don’t is worrisome,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania.

— Read on www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/americans-are-poorly-informed-about-basic-constitutional-provisions/

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Tennis

The Case for Noble Wombat Arena | Racquet

It’s not clear why winning 24 major titles—in an era where as few as 43 competitors entered the Australian Open draw, and many top players didn’t bother to schlep down under—should guarantee naming rights in perpetuity. Steffi Graf’s 22 seemed to be the real marker that Serena Williams chased, and passed. While Serena would “tie” Court with one more, somehow I doubt that tie will be taken too seriously by a sane observer.

— Read on racquetmag.com/2020/01/17/the-case-for-noble-wombat-arena/

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Trump responds to the Articles of Impeachment – Musing about law, books, and politics

It’s pure Trump: A rapid, continuous (and exhausting) stream of absurdity and lies. One lie can be managed. A few can be debunked. But stuffing several into each paragraph becomes an effective propaganda technique.

Dip in and see for yourself.

Source: Trump responds to the Articles of Impeachment – Musing about law, books, and politics

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Still Fighting the Civil War – Musing about law, books, and politics

The 1896 Supreme Court ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson gave us Jim Crow, and reestablished white dominance.

In 1954, the Supreme Court reversed the ruling in Plessy. We’re still riding the backlash from that decision. And here we are.

Still fighting the Civil War.

Source: Still Fighting the Civil War – Musing about law, books, and politics

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Entertainment

Iron Man Does Animal Butt Stuff – The Reader

Whether or not you think Dolittle is actually a movie for children depends on one question: Do you hate children? If so, then yes!

Source: Iron Man Does Animal Butt Stuff – The Reader

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2020 Winking Lizard World Tour Of Beers

2020 Winking Lizard World Tour Of Beers #2 – January Flight

From left to right: Bell’s Tweet Hearted IPA, Yuenhling Hershey Porter, Great Lakes Brewing Company Dortmunder, Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA
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2020 Winking Lizard World Tour Of Beers

2020 Winking Lizard World Tour Of Beers #1 – Fat Heads Head Hunters IPA

This beer is as bitter as my feelings about Ohio winter weather.
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Rant

Ukraine Caper Crimes – Musing about law, books, and politics

In response to the nonsense about no underlying crimes, I put together a list of crimes committed during the Ukraine caper. (I can’t promise a comprehensive list. Who has that much time?)

Source: Ukraine Caper Crimes – Musing about law, books, and politics

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Baseball

The Cleveland Indians and the Burden of Financial Proof | FanGraphs Baseball

The second worst thing a baseball owner can do is to squander a good team; the worst is to do so without even persuasively saying why. It’s just not the kind of thing lifetime achievers do.

— Read on blogs.fangraphs.com/the-cleveland-indians-and-the-burden-of-financial-proof/

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Tennis

The Australian Open Is the Tip of a Melting Iceberg | The Nation

I’m normally excited by the first tennis Grand Slam of the year, but Australia is literally on fire and climate change is a significant factor.
— Read on www.thenation.com/article/australian-open-fires-climate-change/