Morning Constitutional – Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Good morning, everybody. Kris Jenner is putting out some kind of Kardashian cookbook. Now, your morning constitutional:

Two days after Hamas claimed to have captured an Israeli soldier, Israel confirmed Tuesday that one soldier is missing in Gaza.

A train carrying the bodies of the victims of the downed Malaysian Airlines flight 17 has finally moved out of the combat area after a 17-hour journey.

European Union foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to consider tougher sanctions against Russia following the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight. Economically, Russia needs the E.U. more than the E.U. needs Russia.

The Islamic State is successfully beating back resistance across northern Iraq, and its success may mean that its stated agenda of taking Baghdad may not be empty bravado.

A Taliban suicide bomber killed four outside Kabul airport, including three foreign security officers.

The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the border has dropped drastically, the White House says.

India faces a crisis over a dwindling number of girls due to illegal sex-selective abortion, the U.N. says.

The child poverty rate in the U.S. is stuck at 23%, about the same as it was in 2010.

Income inequality is not rising globally; it’s falling.

Unsurprisingly, the number of Americans getting health insurance is higher in blue states than red states because they accepted the Medicaid expansion. Also: hospitals are struggling in states that rejected the Medicaid expansion.

No, inflation is not higher than what has been reported.

Creationist Ken Ham calls for end of the space program, and that any life we find in space is doomed to hell anyway.

Finally, diner complains about cockroach, so waitress eats it.

 

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