By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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Paul Dickson, a noted author, commentator and lexicographer, warms up the audience by opening this entertaining and informative book with a list of 44 presidential firsts, in no real way related to the subject of presidential neologisms or phrases, but guaranteed to grab our attention.
As baseball has evolved — for the better and worse — its language has changed as well. The words and phrases of the national pastime provide an important prism through which to understand an important part of our social and cultural history. Unfortunately, many books about the language are dull and not particularly enjoyable to read. That is not the case with The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition).
The last thing many political junkies - especially those who work in the field - want to read is a novel about the inner workings of that world. It is such an all-encompassing field that for fun you are more likely to want to read a spy novel or murder mystery.