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The referee tossed a coin to determine first possession. An NBA announcing crew was settled in. A rapt audience found itself laughing, letting go of the tension of our ongoing national debate. The Jimmy Kimmel vs Ted Cruz “Blobfish Basketball Classic” was about to begin, and everyone had an opportunity to forget about politics for a few moments.

But Jimmy just couldn’t help himself.

In today’s clip, the ABC late-night comic introduces footage of the one-on-one basketball game between himself and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Kimmel doesn’t spare himself in his introduction, joking that his lousy athletic skills took many hours to produce a requisite number of points.

The footage is another story. On the court, the liberal comic trolls the fish-faced Senator from the start, poking Cruz about his low favorability rating and his failure to address child abuse at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Who wins the challenge? You’ll have to click to find out.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

On June 22, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a Republican-sponsored bill that calls for standards of "intellectual diversity" to be enforced on college campuses in the Sunshine State. But the Miami Herald''s editorial board, in a scathing editorial published on June 24, emphasizes that the law isn't about promoting free thought at colleges and universities but rather, is an effort to bully and intimidate political viewpoints that DeSantis and his Republican allies in the Florida Legislature disagree with.

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