Wiretap: In the culture wars, women still losing

Joan Walsh writes in Salon that, while it’s true progressives seem to be winning the culture wars, the story is quite different for women’s rights. The Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision is just the latest example of how women’s rights are being abridged. It’s not only women who are losing, though. Republicans are losing, too.

The last time a Supreme Court ruling had a real impact on midterm elections was in 1990. The topic was abortion. What will happen this time with the court’s ruling on birth control? Via the Washington Post.

With the arrests of six Jewish suspects in Arab teen’s killing, Israel is confronting its own extremists. Via the Washington Post.

Killing the kids: The new way to fight wars. These days, wars tend to be fought within countries rather than between them. And playrooms become battlegrounds. Via the New Yorker.

It’s the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld, the TV show that changed everything. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Via Vox.

The other big soccer tournament in Brazil: The one where teams have their own beauty queens and you can expunge yellow cards by buying soccer balls for disadvantaged children. Via the New York Times.

[ Image: Missouri Congressman Todd “legitimate rape” Akin. ]