The House of Representatives passed an NSA reform bill. Well…sort-of reform bill. It's a bit wishy-washy.
- Thailand is once again engaged in its national sport: military coups (The U.S. government officially disapproves.). The head uniformed guy is now "prime minister," because generalissimo just sounds so crass.
- Rep. Jeff Miller, who heads the House Veterans Affairs panel, calls the recent revelations about lethal delays at Veterans Administration health care facilities "the tip of the iceberg."
- The Republican National Committee narrowed its list of 2016 convention locations to Dallas, Cleveland, Denver, and Kansas City. We hear Cleveland has a great orchestra.
- The U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions against Boko Haram, the group of Nigerian nasties that has inspired a tidal wave of outrage on Twitter.
- At least 31 people died in explosions in the Chinese city of Urumqi, in growing violence linked to separatists. The city is in largely Muslim Xinjiang province.
The New York Times Wonders Aloud If Tulsi Gabbard's Anti-War, Anti-Establishment Message Makes Her a Stooge for Nazis and Russian Bots
The article ignores Gabbard's arguments for a less interventionist foreign policy, preferring to speculate about foreigners and fascists.
Trust in the media is at historic lows.
The mainstream media are channeling Dr. Zaius, the elitist orangutan from Planet of the Apes, who hid dark secrets out of misguided paternalism.
The American Priority Festival gave a glimpse inside the world where deep state theories thrive.
"The safety of our children in school is paramount, today more than ever," said the police chief.