Yesterday I learned about the Curley Effect, in connection with Detroit.
Today I learned that Clarence Thomas was on George H. W. Bush's shortlist for Supreme Court twice. Surprised me. Bush considered having him replace William Brennan, then decided not. He ultimately replaced Thurgood Marshall, of course. I was not aware of the esteem in which Bush held Thomas. Thought Bush was blowing smoke when said that Thomas was chosen because he was the most qualified at that time. But maybe he really meant it.
What have you learned today?