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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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SCOTUS to take another look at race based college admissions
6/30/2015 10:01:35 AM  Jazz Shaw
The Supremes have finished their sweeping march of social upheaval and are setting off on their summer break, but they aren’t leaving town without giving us a few hints about the knockdown battles to come when next they meet. Before heading out,

BLM: Say, maybe our demand that Burning Man supply us with on-demand ice cream was a little much
6/30/2015 9:21:30 AM  Ed Morrissey
For almost thirty years organizers have staged the Burning Man festival, starting off on the beaches of San Francisco and then out to the desert in northern Nevada. It’s akin to the Woodstock festival, focusing on both art and music where

Rubio was terrible with money. No, wait… Rubio was too rich!
6/30/2015 8:41:20 AM  Jazz Shaw
The New York Times made it clear to us last month with hilarious results: Marco Rubio was terrible with money. He wasn’t earning enough and couldn’t manage what little he had very well. He overextended his limited income with extravagant

Video: Surprise! Iran deal will miss today's deadline, to no one's surprise
6/30/2015 8:01:48 AM  Ed Morrissey
Come on — you’re surprised, right? Right? My good friend and colleague Guy Benson is shocked, shocked that the deadline for a deal with Iran will slip once again: @guypbenson YOU LIE! You're not surprised. — Ed Morrissey

Quotes of the day
6/29/2015 10:01:58 PM  Allahpundit
The religious schools are concerned that if they continue to ban gay relationships, the Internal Revenue Service could take away their tax-exempt status as a violation of a "fundamental national public policy" under the reasoning of a 1983 Supreme Court

Oh my: Ted Cruz says states can ignore SCOTUS gay marriage ruling
6/29/2015 9:21:31 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
The former Supreme Court clerk weighs in on the states with same-sex marriage bans and their obligation to adhere to the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage. The distinction he makes is if a state is not named in the suit in question, it does

Do we need to talk about that "True Detective" ending last night?
6/29/2015 8:41:15 PM  Allahpundit
I’m burned out on news after last week and feel like I owe you an occasional grumble thread for TV shows that are more ambitious than “The Walking Dead.” Analyzing “Walking Dead” episodes for their dramatic content is like

Video: High school students are, uh, a bit aloof on American history
6/29/2015 8:01:54 PM  Matt Vespa
Last week, MRCTV's Dan Joseph showed that nothing is sacred whatsoever when he trolled the graduation ceremony of Centreville High School in Northern Virginia. Before students can celebrate graduating high school, Joseph asked basic

Rand Paul: It's time to get the government out of marriage
6/29/2015 7:21:01 PM  Allahpundit
I’ve read this op-ed twice and can’t figure out what the point is, apart from Rand wanting to remind libertarians that he’s anti-government and conservatives that he’s anti-SSM. But it’s newsy, I guess, that this view will

Friendly reminder: We have the ability to MOP up Iran's nuclear facilities
6/29/2015 6:41:23 PM  Matt Vespa
It's no surprise that the Iranian nuclear program talks are shaky; Guy has detailed the long, tedious, and sometime frustrating timeline of these diplomatic talks. So, given that we're approaching the June 30th deadline–with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah

Who's ready for a bailout of … Puerto Rico?
6/29/2015 6:01:20 PM  Jazz Shaw
Normally a story such as this winds up being about Detroit or Chicago or some other major US city because we’re talking about an economy on the brink of collapse. But this time it’s Puerto Rico. The Washington Post is reporting that the

With the export ban still in place, the North Dakota oil boom goes bust
6/29/2015 5:21:24 PM  Jazz Shaw
As we’ve been predicting here for some time now, the sustained low oil prices which have resulted from the domestic energy production surge have started hitting the industry hard as the immutable laws of the free market kick in. We’ve been

Video: Jesse Jackson gets the cold shoulder from Obama entourage
6/29/2015 4:41:38 PM  Jazz Shaw
A small nugget from the Obama eulogy in South Carolina last week was dug up by our friend Andrew Malcolm over at Investors Business Daily. This one has nothing to do with the shooting victims, the church or the Confederate flag, though. Oddly enough

Video: The freaky deaky Paris Hilton plane crash "prank"
6/29/2015 4:01:24 PM  Allahpundit
To cleanse the palate, has there ever been a prank show on American TV that aims to put people in fear for their lives, as seems to happen routinely in foreign versions? For laughs in Japan, they’ll make a contestant think he’s been marked

NBC dumps Trump for "derogatory" comments about immigrants; Update: Trump issues statement
6/29/2015 3:21:51 PM  Allahpundit
It’s funny, just yesterday I was thinking, “What this very strong GOP presidential field needs is a noisy sideshow involving Donald Trump and immigration.” Per standard media practices, all Republican candidates — especially the

Video: IDF intercepts Gaza-bound flotilla — and suggests they sail to Syria next time
6/29/2015 2:41:16 PM  Ed Morrissey
A four-ship flotilla to Gaza has become a three-ship pleasure cruise and round trip, after the IDF stopped and boarded the lead boat on its way to Gaza. The boarding, unlike one a few years ago, was peaceful, and the IDF has commandeered the boat to the

Judge orders Brady Center to pay legal fees of ammo company after nuisance suit
6/29/2015 2:01:01 PM  Jazz Shaw
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been in an ongoing legal battle for years now trying to sue Lucky Gunner, an ammunition supplier, and hold them responsible for James Holmes shooting up the Aurora movie theater. How they managed that mental

Christie's presidential launch video: Prepare to be truth-bombed, America
6/29/2015 1:21:06 PM  Allahpundit
Here’s his whole candidacy in two minutes. There’s not a whisper of policy, a reflection that he’s a centrist running in a (mostly) right-wing party. There’s not one high-budget bell or whistle of the sort you would have expected

Lindsey Graham: Let's drop the idea of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage from the GOP party platform
6/29/2015 12:41:44 PM  Allahpundit
Interesting cost/benefit question here: Would it hurt the GOP more than help them to do this? It’s not like Democrats would suddenly stop demagoging the issue if Republicans changed their platform. Regardless of what the RNC does, Hillary will

Supremes knock down crippling regulations in Michigan v. EPA
6/29/2015 12:01:35 PM  Jazz Shaw
Conservatives are understandably displeased with the Supreme Court after last week’s rulings, but as the season drew to a close the justices managed to deliver at least one bit of good news for opponents of excessive and burdensome government

Texas AG: County clerks can refuse to issue SSM licenses on the basis of religious freedom
6/29/2015 11:21:00 AM  Ed Morrissey
In the wake of the Obergefell decision, many critics — myself among them — highlighted the dangerous narrowing in Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion of the free exercise of religion to mere advocacy. The right to free exercise of

Video: White House "disgusted" by Hillary e-mail scandal — and it's getting worse
6/29/2015 10:41:07 AM  Ed Morrissey
The issue of Hillary Clinton’s emails got deeper today. Not only did Hillary fail to give the State Department all of the work-related emails from her private server as she publicly stated, now it appears those she did submit may have been altered.

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