Obamacare has so dominated the headlines it’s easy to neglect other important news. But there’s plenty of it:
I suppose this first one in connected with Obamacare, too, but it’s a different aspect of it. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the ACA’s birth-control mandate as violating business owners’ religious freedom. The case may ultimately go to the Supreme Court.
There has been a shooting at Los Angles airport in which several people were wounded (one critically) and a TSA agent killed. The shooter is reported to have been a white male who appeared to have been targeting TSA agents and who “pulled an assault rifle out of his bag, began to open fire in the terminal and proceeded to the TSA screening area.”
This is a nightmare scenario that’s not difficult to imagine, because the checkpoints for weapons are focused on preventing them from getting on an airplane, not the airport itself. Israel, needless to say, has different ways of dealing with these things.
Speaking of Israel—according to Caroline Glick, Israel needs to understand that Obama has and will lie to and betray it. A brief excerpt:
Since Obama first entered the White House, Netanyahu and his colleagues have used the term “strategic interests” as a euphemism for American pressure. By using the term in the context of the freeing of murderers, Netanyahu and Ya’alon made clear that the US has blackmailed Israel into keeping up concessions to the PLO despite the fact that the concessions demoralize the country, destabilize the government, embolden terrorists determined to murder still more Jews, and encourage Abbas to escalate his support for terrorism and his diplomatic war against Israel.
Read the whole thing.
And William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection covers the recent and depressing goings-on at Brown University.