- "Is the obsession with Apple events pack journalism, real news, or something else altogether?" asks Adrienne LaFrance at The Atlantic. As you may have heard, the company announced the release of its latest gadgets today, including a new iPad—with a stylus!—and a revamped Apple TV system.
- Russian troops are joining in military operations in Syria in support of government troops there, according to Reuters.
- A House committee hearing today on federal laws concerning fetal tissue research predictably turned into a series of emotional speeches and partisan clashes about abortion more generally, with presiding Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) describing abortions in graphic detail and wondering why Yale doesn't have a center for studying abortion survivors.
- Tea Party Republicans turn on John Boehner. (Just realized that sentence could be read two ways, but probably still accurate.)
- McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. and Canada will start serving cage-free eggs, the company announced Wednesday.
- Barbie mocks hipsters.
- "We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with winning," Donald Trump told Iran-deal protesters outside the U.S. Capitol this morning.
New at Reason:
- Can a Nice Muslim Girl from Maryland Really Identify as Jewish? Amna Farooqi, Muslim head of Israel-advocacy group J Street, says she is "culturally Jewish." —Charles Paul Freund
- Don't Get Rid of the Cadillac Tax! In defense of an Obamacare tax. —A. Barton Hinkle
- 5 Takeaways from the Arrest of Kim Davis Over Gay Marriage Licenses: Grand-standing politicians, martyrs, and Huckabee in jail? —Paul Detrick