Hopefully the end of it.

In non-cops being horrible news. The Obama Administration announces the work-around for the Hobby Lobby ruling. So yes, they basically expanded the religious institution exemption to Hobby Lobby. This should probably have simply been done from the start. Still, one wonders if it’ll shut up the usual suspects or if it’ll just send them into…

Meet the Teams: Nippon

Although overshadowed by the performance of the Nadeshiko Japan and the glorious play of Homare Sawa in the last few years, the Samurai Blues look to make an impact on their fifth consecutive World Cup. With a middle of the pack draw in Group C, Japan looks to make it two tournaments in a row getting to…

For the Surveillance Interest Inclined…

Brookings will be hosting a fantastic discussion on the subject next Thursday. Carrie Cordero, Jameel Jaffer, Julian Sanchez, and John Inglis moderated by Ben Wittes will be a MUCH MUCH more interesting and substantive discussion than that farce that recently featured Greenwald and Dershowitz, primarily because unlike Dershowitz the discussion participants will know wtf they’re…

Brosplaining Russian Anti-Gay Oppression.

I’m not out to start an intra-blog war. Kazzy isn’t the first one to suggest that the anti-Sochi protests are simply another reclassification of anti-Russia bias. There’s pieces such as the one by Peter Lavelle noting the hyperbolic nature of much of the western media’s criticism. All this would make it seem like there’s a core of…

Michigan regains lead in “Worst Legislature in the Country” Award….

Despite stiff competition from many state houses and even the US Capitol this season, the Michigan Legislature has managed to pull off a surprise upset in the “Worst Legislature” Bowl by overriding Governor Rick Snyder’s 2012 veto of the so-called “Rape Insurance Bill”. Freed from the constraints of an executive veto, the legislature overwhelmingly voted…

*Sigh*

So evidently Edward Snowden sought asylum in a country that’s been doing this stuff. Do we want to take bets on whether or not the contents of his data were used to help beef up these capabilities?