Wiretap: Another movie theater shooting

Six days later

Six days after the Aurora verdict, a man kills 3, including himself, and wounds 7 in a Louisiana theater. From witnesses, CNN reports, “The guy was just kind of at ease, just standing there, just shooting.” Another said that “there were gunshots after gunshots.”

Long shot

Before Lafayette, Barack Obama told the BBC that he has been most frustrated by a failure to pass gun-safety legislation. He called the failure “distressing.”

Mass shootings

After Lafayette, two things to know about America’s epidemic of mass shootings. Via Vox.

Criminal investigation

Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails from when she was Secretary of State, The New York Times reports. The investigation would look into whether sensitive government information was mishandled by Clinton in her use of a personal email account.


Kagan: Either choose the Iran nuclear deal or war is a false dichotomy. The real argument is whether to accept a bad deal or try to negotiate a better one. Zakaria: There is no better deal to be had. The real gamble is to reject the deal. Via The Washington Post.

Deal, no deal

Israel may strongly oppose the Iran deal, but American Jews, according to a poll conducted by Social Science Research Solutions, strongly support it. Via The Jewish Journal.

Danger zone

Is there a new climate-change danger zone? Scientists disagree, which shouldn’t necessarily make you feel any better. Via The New Yorker.


Whole Foods cofounder John Mackey hosts a meeting of libertarians and moderate Republicans to brainstorm a future for the GOP. It may not be what you expect, unless you expected vegan chocolate pudding made from avocado and dates. Via The National Journal.

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