Sure, we got two intensely exciting World Cup matches. We also got two major Supreme Court decisions:
In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the court ruled 5-4 that the federal government cannot mandate a “closely held” company to provide coverage for contraception if it’s against their religious beliefs. I have to admit to almost agreeing with: “Alito’s argument is stronger [than Ginsberg’s], but the law—as now interpreted—is pretty dumb.” On the other hand, perhaps it’s an illogical disaster. At the very least, it highlights why insurance should be provided by the government and not private companies. More at SCOTUSBlog.
In Harris v. Quinn, the court ruled 5-4 that home health care workers are only kind-of public employees and therefore don’t necessarily have to pay for or be represented by their public sector unions.
Put together: A SCOTUS war on women and workers.
Could the Islamic State, nee ISIS, go after Lebanon next?
The most rapidly growing metropolitan area in the U.S. is a Manhattan-sized retirement village that is basically a city owned by one company.
The Great Secession: Faced with sweeping social changes, conservative Christians are walling themselves off.
That’s it. Go outside and have some fun.