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How The Fear Of Islamophobia Affected An Iranian American Family : Code Switch : NPR

This was my dad’s biggest fear — that the country he had uprooted my family for, the place he had sacrificed everything to bring us to might become the object of our hatred.

— Read on www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/01/08/454050270/the-day-that-never-happened

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Elections – Musing about law, books, and politics

I can stand by this as a true statement: The way to win a national election is for people across the country to vote in large enough numbers to offset the inevitable mishaps, unintentional blips, and outright cheating.

— Read on terikanefield-blog.com/elections/

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The John Bolton Wildcard – Musing about law, books, and politics

John Bolton, who refused to testify in the House proceedings, said he’d testify at the Senate trial, if subpoenaed.

This puts Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a tight spot.

Why?

Source: The John Bolton Wildcard – Musing about law, books, and politics

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Marching Arts

857: Gender Roles in the Marching Arts | Marching Arts Education

This episode may be one of the, if not THE, most important Marching Roundtable podcasts recorded. Please listen.

I am very glad to support Marching Arts Education as a member thanks to episodes like this.

Source: 857: Gender Roles in the Marching Arts | Marching Arts Education

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Kevin

New Orleans – Day Two

I’m sorry. I couldn’t clear my mind in time.
The ACTUAL reason we are in New Orleans. 😀
Sam Heughan looks so chill.
Have I seen it all? I may have seen it all.
Paging the 2007-2012 Bluecoats.
This may be the most creative cosplay ever.
This crossover was…unexpected.
This wins for most genius cosplay.
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Fox News reporter says Trump invited her to his office ‘so we can kiss’ | US news | The Guardian

Nearly two dozen women.

We elected a sexual predator and assaulter (among other things) as President.

America should be ashamed of itself. The problem is that it’s not.

— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/03/courtney-friel-fox-news-trump-kiss-book

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Kevin

New Orleans – Day One

Starting off the day with brunch at The Ruby Slipper.
On the corner of Jackson Square
America sure loves its racist asshole leaders
When you make a living as a street performer, your dedication rivals that of the postal service
The reason we’re on New Orleans
An…interesting way to get around the convention
Tonight’s dinner at the Cochon Butchery – Carolina style BBQ sandwich with potato salad and a local Pilsner
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Kevin

Public Domain Day 2020 | Duke University School of Law

Unfortunately, the fact that works from 1924 are legally available does not mean they are actually available. After 95 years, many of these works are already lost or literally disintegrating (as with old films5 and recordings), evidence of what long copyright terms do to the conservation of cultural artifacts. In fact, one of the items we feature below, Clark Gable’s debut in White Man, apparently no longer exists. For the works that have survived, however, their long-awaited entry into the public domain is still something to celebrate. (Under the 56-year copyright term that existed until 1978, we would really have something to celebrate – works from 1963 would be entering the public domain in 2020!)

Source: Public Domain Day 2020 | Duke University School of Law

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New Year’s Resolutions – Musing about law, books, and politics

There is plenty we can resolve to do in this new year to help preserve democracy in the United States. Read on at terikanefield-blog.com/new-years-resolutions/ to find out more.

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Entertainment

2020 Rose Parade Live Stream

Watch with me!