Supreme Court to Tackle Thorny Pop Culture Issues

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I have to say, I’m always interested to see which rights the Supreme Court will read into existence by divining the entrails of the Constitution. After their succinct and excellent explanations it all becomes so clear: You’re telling me that after their expert rulings you don’t see a clear cut right to abortion and gay marriage in the language of our founding documents? Wow. I bet James Madison would like to have a word with you.

Anyway, given that the Supreme Court has an essentially unlimited ability to alter the nation as it sees fit, I have to wonder why we, the long-abused fans of popular culture, have not tried to use the court of last resort to reshape the world in ways that we want. In the future I envision, things will be much better.

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Al Gore Refuses to Endorse Hillary Clinton

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Former vice president Al Gore said it’s “too early” to endorse his former running mate’s wife for president, the New York Post reports:

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Supreme Court Sides With David Koch

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The Supreme Court on Friday struck down state bans on same-sex marriage, bringing the United States one step closer to the freedom-loving utopia envisioned by right-leaning philanthropy baron David Koch.

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Non-White Politicians Are Running for President and Liberals Can’t Stand It

Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal (AP)

The 2016 Republican field is young and racially diverse, especially compared to the Democratic side, which is comprised almost exclusively of elderly whites. Liberals find this upsetting, and have vented their anger by questioning the racial authenticity of GOP minority candidates.

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Marvel Needs to Make a Movie About Silver Sable

Silver Sable comes in many styles. Not sure which I prefer tbh.

Over at Pajiba, they’re very concerned that we’re getting another movie about Spider-Man instead of a movie about a female superhero. Now, it’s not rocket science why that’s the case—seriously, look at the list they’ve put together and explain to me how you convince a studio to spend $100 million on a character named Echo whose only real qualification seems to be that she checks off a couple of identity politics boxes rather than $100 million on a superhero that the whole world knows—but I understand the impulse. The Marvel Universe has a giant stable of heroes to choose from and the world doesn’t really need another Spider-Man origin story.

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Hillary Clinton Takes Private Jet to Give Speech on Social Inequality

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Hillary Clinton gave a speech Tuesday near Ferguson, Missouri, site of anti-police riots inspired by the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown. Clinton’s speech at Christ the King United Methodist Church of Christ in the nearby town of Florissant focused on issues of racial and social inequality. “Despite our best efforts and our highest hopes, America’s long struggle with race is far from finished,” she said. “We can’t hide from hard truths about race and justice. We have to name them, own them and change them.”

Naturally, she arrived in a private jet. After the speech, Clinton was whisked away to a $2,700-per-person fundraiser hosted by a Budweiser heiress.

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Hillary Clinton and the Confederate Flag

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Supporters of the Confederacy and its iconic battle flag are suffering one of their worst weeks in well over a century. That’s a good thing, especially in light of the awful racist shooting in Charleston.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and other top Republicans are doing the right thing by calling for the flags removal from state grounds. Predictably, this isn’t good enough for some liberals:

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‘Frugal’ Clinton Campaign Pays Hillary’s Rent

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It’s hard out there for an ambitious wealth-seeker who, because she values power slightly more than money, has decided to temporarily forgo a lucrative public speaking career in order to run for president (again). Still, there’s no reason why Hillary Clinton, whose campaign says it wants to raise $2.5 billion, shouldn’t be able to direct some of those rich donor dollars her way?

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Hillary Clinton: A Voice for Everyday Chinese Billionaires

Speaking up for the little guy. (AP)

Committed liberals who take principled stands on the key issues are looking for a champion, and may have found one in Bernie Sanders, the socialist Senator from Vermont. Chinese billionaires, meanwhile, are also looking for a candidate who speaks to their concerns. Fortunately, they have Hillary Clinton.

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Women’s Sports Are Great and Worth Watching and I Love Them

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The clip below (sans the silly commentary after) is one of my all-time favorite Futurama sequences:

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Rose McGowan Fights Hollywood Sexism

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I have to say, I was a bit surprised to see this tweet from Rose McGowan:

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Pro-Clinton Super PAC Vows to Fight Against Immigration, Criminal Justice Reform

David Brock, hair freak. (AP)

Pro-Clinton “super PAC” American Bridge is preparing a relentless campaign to tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers, the right-leaning philanthropy barons and advocates for immigration reform and criminal justice reform. The New York Times reports: Their ambitious plan will involve a surgical focus on statements, interviews and activities related to Koch Industries and to …

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Hillary Clinton’s Hardest Choice (ANALYSIS)

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Hillary Clinton has faced a lot of “hard choices” over the course of her politically themed ascent to extraordinary wealth. And few have been more harrowing than the one she faces now: Where to take her summer vacation?

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Marines May Deploy on Foreign Ships, Because U.S. Navy Doesn’t Have Enough

"You guys are going to have to go somewhere else."

The Marine Corps is looking at putting Marines and helicopters on the ships of foreign allies because the U.S. Navy can’t provide enough amphibious support for the Corps’ missions, a Marine general tells USA Today.

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