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1:05 PM ET, June 27, 2015


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Peter Lakomy / National Review:
Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court  —  This week, we have twice seen Supreme Court justices violating their judicial oaths.  Yesterday, the justices rewrote Obamacare, yet again, in order to force this failed law on the American people.  Today, the Court doubled …
The Advocate:
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal rails against same sex marriage decision: ‘If we want to save some money lets just get rid of the court’  —  Louisiana's Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal wasted no time on Friday issuing a scathing statement against the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling legalizing same sex marriage …
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Let's Drop the Charade: The Supreme Court Is a Political Branch, Not a Judicial One  —  ut this Court is not a legislature.  " Chief Justice John Roberts actually published that sentence in his same-sex marriage dissent on Friday . . . a mere 24 hours after his maestro's performance …
Discussion: Power Line
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
G.O.P. Hopefuls Denounce Marriage Equality Ruling  —  WASHINGTON — Across the country, among people of all ages and religions, the acceptance of same-sex marriage has grown with stunning speed.  But not in the leadership of the Republican Party.  —  There is a striking unanimity among …
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Hillary Clinton slams GOP as ‘party of the past’  —  FAIRFAX, Va. — Hillary Clinton looked to draw a red line for her Republican rivals on LGBT rights in her first large swing-state rally outside of the early-voting states on Friday night, pointedly urging them not to turn …
Discussion: ABC News and Bloomberg Business
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:
Attorney General Ken Paxton: Following High Court's Flawed Ruling, Next Fight is Religious Liberty
Perry for President:
Statement by Gov. Perry on SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Laurence H. Tribe /
Supreme Court's Obamacare decision is a victory for all of us
Discussion: Washington Post
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Jindal: 'Let's just get rid of the court'
Fredrik deBoer / Politico:
It's time to legalize polygamy
Associated Press:
Woman removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse  —  COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — The Confederate flag has been temporarily removed from in front of the South Carolina Statehouse.  —  An unidentified black woman was about halfway up the more than 30-foot steel flagpole …
Mary Frances Berry / Washington Post:
The Confederate flag is just a distraction  —  Don't let politicians congratulate themselves for symbolic changes after the murders in Charleston.  —  The lasting effect of Dylann Roof's terrorist attack on nine African American women and men at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church …
Discussion: Reuters, CANNONFIRE and WYPR
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Gay Conservatism and Straight Liberation  —  BEFORE there was a national debate about same-sex marriage, there was a debate within the gay community about whether it was a worthwhile goal to chase at all.  —  This debate was tactical (since the cause once seemed quixotic) but also philosophical.
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Ten Days in June  —  What a series of days in American life, full of savage mayhem, uncommon forgiveness, resistance to forgiveness, furious debate, mourning, and, finally, justice and grace.  As President Obama led thousands of mourners in Charleston, South Carolina, in “Amazing Grace,” I thought about late 2013 and early 2014.
The White House / Medium:
Behind the Lens: When the President Heard the News of the Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act  —  The President was in the middle of his daily briefing on Thursday when Brian Mosteller, the director of Oval Office operations, abruptly opened the door at 10:10AM.
Discussion: Althouse, Mashable and Business Insider
Mary Altaffer / ABC News:
Escaped Inmate Remains on the Loose After Other Killed  —  Officials said earlier Friday they had no reason to believe Matt wasn't with fellow escapee David Sweat but he has not been sighted since his escape.  —  Investigators set up a perimeter in the area around where Matt was killed …
Discussion: Guardian and Mediaite
Remarks by the President in Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney  —  THE PRESIDENT: Giving all praise and honor to God.  (Applause.)  —  The Bible calls us to hope.  To persevere, and have faith in things not seen.  —  “They were still living by faith when they died,” Scripture tells us.
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Terrence Dopp / Bloomberg Business:
Chris Christie Said to Plan Tuesday Announcement of Presidential Run
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
‘Peak Leftism’?  —  It's the summer of 2015, and the left is on the march.
Adam B. Lerner / Politico:
White House set aglow with rainbow pride
Discussion: ABC News
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
The Goldberg File  —  Dear Reader (unless you have a Matchbox car …
Discussion: EconLog
 Earlier Items: 
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The Long, Long Battle For Health Care Reform
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Michelle Malkin:
The media's vile attacks on conservative assimilationists
Paul Lienert / Reuters:
Two rival self-driving cars have close call in California