As Iraq gets Iraq-ier, President Obama promises he won't send combat troops to prop up the tottering government, but airstrikes are a distinct possibility. Ron Paul warns that maybe this is just a continuation of lousy policy.
- The U.S. military is pondering how to "reintegrate" Bowe Bergdahl—bureaucratese for, "what the hell do we do with this guy?"
- Dave Brat may have pulled off a political upset by ousting Rep. Eric Cantor, but the Republican establishment remains committed to freezing-out the tea party.
- In its rush to "fix" the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, Congress passed a bill that may cost more than $500 billion over the next decade.
- At the World Cup opening ceremony, a paraplegic walked with the assistance of an exoskeleton developed by a Brazilian neuroscientist. No comment yet from Justin Hammer.
- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid proposes a tax cut for multinational corporations to convince them to bring trillions of dollars stashed overseas to the United States. The idea is to give the economy a boost and (temporarily) replenish depleted government coffers.
- Washington, D.C., considers loosening restrictions on medical marijuana.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
Navy Confirms Authenticity of UFO Videos Published by Blink-182 Frontman's Extraterrestrial Research Organization
The videos show a U.S. military jet's encounter with what appears to be a fast-moving, unidentified object.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.