Saturday, July 1, 2023

Morning Coffee News Roundup (7/1/23)

Today is Saturday, and the Supreme Court has done so many terrible things that I haven't had time to find good pieces for all of them yet, so we'll be stretching that out for a while as I come across things worth reading. 

Sherrilyn Ifill: The Supreme Court’s Conservatives Are Breaking History and Our Future (Slate)

Kamala Harris says fundamental freedoms are at stake with the Supreme Court rulings (NPR)

France protests: nearly 1,000 arrested as riots surge in Marseille and Lyon (The Guardian)

Police say the stabbings of three people during a gender class in Canada were motivated by hate (ABC News)

Former top Ohio lawmaker sentenced to 20 years in one of state’s largest scandals (WaPo)

Sigh: A New Poll Finds Fewer American Adults Support Same-Sex Relationships (them)

NH activists are considering legal action over ‘Rebel Girl’ historical marker removal (NHPR)

Not good!! What is going on with Colleen Ballinger, of Miranda Sings fame? (AV Club)

Bad Bullpens Are Good Business (Baseball Prospectus)

This sounds interesting: A new documentary takes a deep dive into the ancient and modern practice of Sabbath (WaPo)

And some longer reads:

It is INFURIATING that no one even checked if any of it was real: The Mysterious Case of the Fake Gay Marriage Website, the Real Straight Man, and the Supreme Court (New Republic)

I see: DeSantis agency sent $92 million in covid relief funds to donor-backed project (WaPo)

Origin Stories: Plantations, Computers, and Industrial Control (Logic(s))

Boston gay sports bar — ‘home away from home’ for ex-MLB ump and a community — on the ropes (The Athletic)

Five Riveting Thrillers Unfolding in Wooded Isolation (CrimeReads)

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