Commentary

Supreme Court Upholds Trump Exemptions to Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate . . . for Now

The Supreme Court has upheld the Trump administration’s exemptions to mandatory contraception coverage under Obamacare for employers with sincerely held objections. The ruling is welcome, particularly in its recognition that First Amendment religious liberty is not confined to identifiably religious organizations, such as churches, but to all Americans. Regrettably, however, the justices stopped short of a definitive ruling that would end the litigation, which the Little Sisters of the Poor have had to pursue for seven...

A Serenade to Stupidity

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Mark Steyn Show, with some riotous commentary on the passing scene, plus Rise of the Woke Women, social-justice accountancy, express de-plinthing, the unmanned sports, the death of an empress, and "the most stupid ...

Washington vs. Violent Crime

In New York City, 49 people were shot over the holiday weekend. The death count, so far, is eight. With 101 shooting victims in the last week, shootings are up 300 percent over the same period last year; for the full month of June, they reached a level not seen since 1996. Even before this latest bloodbath, murder was already up by 79 percent over last year; violent and property crime rates are likewise spiking. Naturally, the...

Netflix Must Cancel Barack Obama

How can Netflix, which presents itself as a leader on LGBT issues, maintain its relationship with Obama, who twice ran for president opposing gay marriage? ...

World news

Common Asthma Drug Shows Promise for Treating Alzheimer’s

A common asthma drug has shown to reduce a common characteristic of Alzheimer's patients, giving rise to hope it might offer potential as a treatment for the disease....

Economy

Technology

Trump’s Plague Rally ‘More Than Likely’ Boosted Coronavirus Surge, Top Tulsa Health Official Says

That Donald Trump rally inside Tulsa’s BOK Center on June 20 has now resulted in precisely what the president and his re-election campaign were repeatedly warned about, according to Tulsa County’s top health official: a coronavirus spike in the city.Read more......

Law Enforcement Is Buying Its Way Into Our Breaches

Right now, there’s a good chance your digital life is multitudes bigger than it was just a few months ago. Over time, the global coronavirus pandemic has turned a lot of us—or at least everyone I know—into the type of person who dates digitally, mourns digitally, and attends everything from church...

Intel Reveals What We Can Expect From Thunderbolt 4...

Intel’s Thunderbolt connector is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to ports, with Thunderbolt 3 found on a wide variety of high-end computers and peripherals. But Intel is looking to improve and refine its connection standard, and now we have new official details regarding the next version of the...

Twitter Is Working on Some Kind of Mysterious Subscription...

Twitter may be finally working on a way for you to monetize your shitty tweets without starting a podcast or putting a Cash.me link in your bio—that, or it’s launching a new tier of premium or ad-free accounts. As reported by VentureBeat on Wednesday, the revenue-hungry social network is indeed building...

Ryan Gosling’s Wolfman Movie Lands Invisible Man Director

If you’re going to make a Universal Monsters movie, why not get a director who’s already a proven success in the genre? According to Deadline, that’s exactly what’s about to happen. Read more......

Texas Doctors Rank Riskiest Activities for Contracting Coronavirus

The Texas Medical Association ranked 37 common activities on a scale of 1-10, with the higher numbers indicating those associated with the most risk of viral transmission....

Science / Health

EPA Approves 2 Lysol Products as First to Kill Coronavirus on Surfaces

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given its stamp of approval to two Lysol products for use in eradicating the coronavirus on hard, nonporous surfaces. Both Lysol Disinfectant and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist got the nod based on laboratory testing that......

Study: Vacuum Cleaner Bag Scores Best for DIY Face Mask

A recent study reveals that using vacuum cleaner bags to make do-it-yourself face masks is a highly efficient way to protect against contracting and spreading the coronavirus. The researchers found that besides medical grade and N95 masks, which health officials say should......

New Coronavirus Research Shows Pregnant Women and Babies at Greater Risk

A shocking new study reveals that pregnant women infected with the coronavirus are 50% more likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit and have a 70% higher chance of being put on a ventilator than women who are not pregnant of childbearing age....

Fluorescent peptide nanoparticles, in every color of the rainbow

The discovery of green fluorescent protein (GFP), which is made by a jellyfish, transformed cell biology. It allowed scientists to stitch the GFP sequence to proteins from other organisms to trace their movements and interactions in living cells. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have designed peptide nanoparticles...

Spain Antibody Study Raises Questions About Herd Immunity

A recent study reveals that despite the fact Spain was one of the worst countries affected by the coronavirus, not enough people developed antibodies to provide herd immunity for the disease....

8 Ways to Curb Your Drinking

A new study reveals that about one-third of people working from home are also drinking on the job. About 36% of men and 26% of women surveyed said they imbibed while on the clock....
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Headlines

Trump threatens to cut funding for schools, slams CDC...

Trump threatens to cut funding for schools, slams CDC reopening guidelines as too tough and expensive  CNBCTrump ignores recent calamities in his push to open schools  CNNTrump drops out. Biden gets sick. Pence is fired. What if 2020 gets really crazy?  POLITICONewt Gingrich: Trump carves a place in history, picks up Reagan's patriotic dream  Fox...

Supreme court upholds Trump rules letting more employers deny...

Supreme court upholds Trump rules letting more employers deny contraceptive coverage  The GuardianSupreme Court rules to shield religious employers from providing contraceptives  Los Angeles TimesSupreme Court says Trump can weaken Obamacare contraceptive mandate  CNNSupreme Court birth control ruling shows how civil rights and abortion access will be limited  NBC NewsSupreme Court birth control ruling not...

Trump urges K-12 schools to reopen. Others aren’t so...

Trump urges K-12 schools to reopen. Others aren't so sure  Los Angeles TimesTrump Administration Pushes for Schools to Reopen  The Wall Street JournalTrump pushes states to reopen schools this fall amid coronavirus pandemic  CBS NewsTrump calls for reopening US schools amid COVID-19 pandemic  Al Jazeera EnglishView Full Coverage on Google News...

Robert Redford Backs Joe Biden For President, Says Four...

Robert Redford Backs Joe Biden For President, Says Four More Years Of Donald Trump “Would Accelerate Our Slide Toward Autocracy”  DeadlineThey Can’t Stomach Trump. They’re Sufficiently Comfortable With Biden.  The New York TimesDonald Trump's base-first strategy is working -- and dooming him  CNNTrump's last line of defense is the economy. Biden and Democrats must...

Trey Stroud At the Tax Day Tea Party

We had a chance to meet with Trey Stroud at the Tax Day Tea Party 

Washington at night

There is nothing more majestic than our nation's capitol at night and no monument more striking than this one.  March coverage starts tomorrow.

It’s no joke

A popular sign at the march. If it walks like a duck.....

Entertainment

Naya Rivera Is Missing After Son Is Found Alone on a Boat

Glee star Naya Rivera is missing after Ventura, Calif. authorities found her son alone on a boat in the middle of Lake Piru on Wednesday, July 8, authorities have confirmed. According to... ...

Sports

NYCFC back in action in second game of ‘MLS is Back’ tourney

After months of waiting, New York finally will have one of its teams play a real game Thursday. NYCFC return to action against the Philadelphia Union Thursday morning. It will be the second game of the “MLS is Back” tournament, taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in...

ESPN announcer’s job in jeopardy after slip up in race relations call

During a passionate two-hour ESPN college football conference call last month to discuss race following the death of George Floyd, there were riveting and emotional testimonials from on- and off-air people as hundreds listened. About a half hour in, as ESPN’s Maria Taylor discussed the issue and her experience, a play-by-play...

U.S. Senator calls on college conferences to follow Ivy League in not having football this fall

In the wake of the Ivy League announcing Wednesday that fall sports will not be held during the upcoming semester because of the...

Devils to name Rangers assistant Lindy Ruff as next head coach

The Devils are reportedly going across the Hudson River for their next head coach. New Jersey is expected to hire New York Rangers assistant Lindy Ruff to be their next bench boss, according to former goaltender Kevin Weekes of NHL Network. It is not yet known whether Ruff will continue to...