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Lois Lerner for President

wsj.com — The New York Times's Michael Schmidt has been doing some excellent reporting on the Hillary Clinton email scandal, but one has to wonder if his editors are holding him back.

‘Progress’ Needs Enemies

wsj.com — The ungracious victory of same-sex marriage. It didn't take long for the backlash to emerge after the Supreme Court handed down Obergefell v. Hodges. From opponents of same-sex marriage one heard the usual empty talk about constitutional amendments and civil disobedience. The fiercer-and uglier-backlash came from the victors.

After Obergefell

wsj.com — The troubling implications of today's Supreme Court ruling. There were some surprises after all in today's Obergefell v. Hodges decision.

‘SCOTUScare’ - WSJ

wsj.com — "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices," Chief Justice John Roberts observed three years ago in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, the case that is usually described-with a good deal of imprecision-as having "upheld" ObamaCare. Did the chief justice mean what he said?

In Katrina's Wake

wsj.com — BURAS, La. -- A church is more than a building, and Faith Temple Ministries illustrates the point. This non-denominational congregation holds services in a large white tent behind the frame of its new structure, which is under construction. Two years ago Hurricane Katrina destroyed the old one.

Preference Cascade

wsj.com — The sudden bipartisan rejection of Confederate symbolism. A story in today's New York Times ends with this anecdote: In Austin, Tex., a tall bearded man went into the tattoo parlor where Kelly Barr works with a request: the removal [of] a 10-year-old tattoo of the Confederate flag.

Let Her Lead - WSJ

Raisin the Bar - WSJ

wsj.com — California farmers win a property-rights victory. It was like taking candy from a baby, except that Marvin and Laura Horne are grown up and the food in question is a healthy snack, which they themselves did not intend to consume. The Hornes, who own a raisin farm in California won a property-rights victory this morning when the U.S.

Oikophobia - WSJ

wsj.com — If you think it's offensive for a Muslim group to exploit the 9/11 atrocity, you're an anti-Muslim bigot and un-American to boot. It is a claim so bizarre, so twisted, so utterly at odds with common sense that it's hard to believe anyone would assert it except as some sort of dark joke.

Strange New Respect?

wsj.com — Nah, the left doesn't care about religious authority. "They told me if I voted Republican, America would wind up taking scientific dictation from religious leaders," observes Glenn Reynolds, setting up his best-known punch line: "And they were right!" Heh. Indeed.
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Jun 30, 2015

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Jun 30, 2015

"Interestingly," as per @thinkprogress, lawyers for the Redskins did not make a legally irrelevant argument. thinkprogress.org/sports/2015/06…

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