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Breaking The Mold Like This Football Player Just Did Isn't Easy. But It's Terrific, That's For Sure.

Michael Sam is a defensive lineman for the University of Missouri (Mizzou) Tigers. He opened up about his personal life by coming out, potentially becoming the first openly gay NFL player in history. Being gay in (or on) any field shouldn't matter at all, but since Sam may be a first in his sport to live openly, it really really matters. The only way out of a culture of silence is through.

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"The issue on the table..."

Two of Hamilton's most beloved numbers are the Cabinet Battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. In Cabinet Battle #1, the issue on the table was Hamilton's national financial plan. In Cabinet Battle #2, the issue was whether to provide France assistance in their revolutionary war.

But there was a third rap battle written for the show, which was cut due to time and because it didn't actually move the plot along. The issue on the table for Cabinet Battle #3? Slavery.

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