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Weekend link dump for April 21

An Anthony Weiner mayoral candidacy would be a gift for shameless headline writers, if nothing else.

It’s time for MLB to honor all of its pioneers, without whom there couldn’t have been a Jackie Robinson.

“People who assumed Siskel & Ebert was just about movies were never really paying attention.”

“Eden Foods — an organic food company with no shortage of liberal customers — has quietly pursued a decidedly right-wing agenda, suing the Obama administration for exemption from the mandate to cover contraception for its employees under the Affordable Care Act.”

Seriously, if you care at all about this, avoid Eden Foods.

I have always liked the designated hitter. And I too believe it’s time for the NL to adopt it.

Some thoughtful words about Google Glass.

Right now geekdom is positively stacked with Green Blazered Men, who are shocked and concerned that women in geekdom are suddenly not just satisfied with the idea that they have equal standing, opportunity and engagement in the geek world — they are actually pushing for it to happen, and pushing back against the men who are resisting that, whether that resistance is passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive.

Maybe President Obama should have nominated Jay-Z to be Secretary of State.

“Numerous studies show that all children, especially those from low-income homes, benefit greatly from sound child care. The key ingredients are quite simple—starting with plenty of caregivers, who ideally have some expertise in child development. By these metrics, American day care performs abysmally.”

Five lessons from the Gosnell abortion-clinic controversy.

So how’s your gold collection doing?

On the alliance Jackie Robinson forged with Richard Nixon in the 1960 Presidential election.

Real scientists have families, too.

How to protect your WordPress blog from hackers. Don’t get pwned, y’all.

“In the age-old dilemma between liberty and law enforcement, Rubio switches sides depending on the issue. He believes passionately that laws designed to catch lawbreakers don’t work, that inconveniences to law-abiding citizens are intolerable, and that government databases are unacceptably dangerous—but only if you’re buying a gun.”

“I guess I should point out here that white persons have been allowed to talk about black history for as long as there has been black history.”

Better to be right slow than wrong fast.

RIP, Pat Summerall, truly the voice of NFL games for many of us.

We are all very, very old.

And forgive us our trespasses, unless they violate the terms of the divorce decree. But at least now we know what a bridge too far looks like.

Brittney Griner comes out. She and her peers have a refreshing attitude, thankfully typical for their generation, about it. Just don’t read the comments there, as doing so will more than wipe out the good feeling you’ll get from the story. Oh, and I also wonder if this will have a salutary effect on her alma mater, which is not known for its tolerance.

More like Adolphus Busch, please.

And more like Aamina Fetuga, too.

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