Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

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    Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, June 30. Also, click on the image to “embiggen” and find out how the Supreme Court might rule today on women’s reproductive freedom, and whether or not we live in a corporatocracy (and possibly a theocracy?).

    *Paul Krugman: Charlatans, Cranks and Kansas (“Yes, the Kansas debacle shows that tax cuts don’t have magical powers, but we already knew that. The real lesson from Kansas is the enduring power of bad ideas, as long as those ideas serve the interests of the right people.”)

    *Big unions could take big SCOTUS hit

    *Obama to name former P&G chief to lead VA (His name is Bob McDonald, as opposed to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Heh.)

    *The vital incoherent center (“Among registered voters, the Democratic-leaning groups have an edge of about 3-to-2 over the Republicans.”)

    *ISIS declares ‘caliphate’ stretching across Iraq and Syria

    *Hobby Lobby Is Only The Second Most Important Decision The Supreme Court Will Hand Down On Monday (” On Monday, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down two cases, Hobby Lobby and a lesser-known case called Harris v. Quinn. Of the two, more is actually at stake in Harris than in Hobby Lobby.”)

    *Our Inability To Deal With Climate Change Is Going to Kill the Penguins

    *Most Americans think Hillary Clinton can relate to average people

    *Virginia Organizing Stages Protest In House Speaker’s District

    *Virginia man in child endangerment case agrees to have a vasectomy

    *Longtime Loudoun superintendent reflects on past, worries about future

    *Council members to be sworn in, get to work Tuesday

    *Virginia spaceport eyes human spaceflight

    *Frog monitors find numbers dwindling (More evidence we are totally f’ing up the environment. Bees, bats, frogs, elephants, you name it. Ugh, our species…)

    *Why are there so many black bears this year? (“they woke up hungrier than usual because there simply weren’t any acorns to find last fall.”)

    *Dan Snyder can learn from when the Bullets became the Wizards

    *Heat, storm chances build into midweek, fade by July 4