Yes, it’s the predictable sequel to yesterday’s discussion about corporate America and Georgia lawmakers. This time, we’re talking about Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game, the reaction from politicians on both sides of the aisle and MLB’s carveouts from federal law. Plus, we play another round of “Half Full/Half Empty,” with more sports talk and more blockbuster showdowns.
Here’s everything we talked about today:
- Japan’s Kyoto cherry blossoms peak on earliest date in 1,200 years, a sign of climate change” from The Washington Post
- “MLB moves All-Star Game from Georgia over new voting law” from Politico
- This issue of Heather Cox Richardson’s newsletter “Letters from an American”
- “‘They can do what they want’: Archegos and the $6tn world of the family office” from the Financial Times
- For more on MLB’s exemptions from federal law, check out our podcast “The Uncertain Hour“
- “NFL moves to 17-game regular season in 2021: What it means for teams, players, revenue and fans” from ESPN
- “Student-athlete compensation in focus at Supreme Court” from Marketplace
- “Apple is investing in a company that lets musicians own their work” from Marketplace
- “Biden wants to nearly double U.S. spending on science” from Marketplace
- “‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Fires Up $16.3M In First Two Days” from Deadline
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