The Trump administration has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse lower-court rulings that blocked President Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries.
- Department of It's-Not-All-Bad-News: Trump's proposed budget would make significant cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy—a nearly 94 percent cut in 2018, according to CNN sources. Serious cuts would also hit the Office for Civil Rights, which handles Title IX policy and cases.
- The California Senate voted in favor of a measure to approve a "nonbinary" option, in addition to male and female, on state identification cards and documents.
- Twitter "intensifies and amplifies pathological social tendencies among those who act within, report on, and write about the political world," writes Damon Linker at The Week.
- From Young Voices managing editor and former Reason intern Liz Wolfe, a fun look at drama within the "influencer marketing" and #VanLife worlds.
- Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay of California is the winner of the 90th annual national spelling bee, securing the championship by correctly spelling "marocain"—a dress fabric made from silk or rayon.
"She's a favorite of the Russians and they have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far."
San Francisco Falafel Shop Owner Says Neighborhood Has Enough Falafel, Asks City to Block Rival Falafel Shop Next Door
San Francisco gives its Planning Commission nearly unlimited discretion to deny or condition permits, making life hell for business owners.
The 7th Circuit said the guard is protected by qualified immunity.
Reading logs rarely instill a love of reading in children. We ought to just drop the act.
Peter Navarro also said Americans wouldn't pay the costs of Trump's tariffs, a claim that seems to be equally fabricated.