Kind of a slow day, especially on the local front:
- Justices Bar Life Terms for Youths Who Haven’t Killed (NYT) — Thank goodness for the Supreme Court on a slow Monday. I hear Lindsey Graham’s meeting with Elena Kagan tomorrow. I hope the first question he asks is, “Will you promise to release interesting rulings on slow news days?”
- Court: No Need To Free ‘Sexually Dangerous’ Inmates (NPR) — While we’re at it, let’s put both big Supreme Court stories on the front.
- West sceptical over Iran nuclear deal (BBC) — I’m glad somebody knew how to react to this proposal; it puzzled me. Here’s an analysis by The Washington Post.
- Thais must step back from brink, says United Nations (BBC) — How many of the people rioting in the streets do you suppose will be brought to heel by this?
- A New Clue to Explain Human Existence (NYT) — Some of us are satisfied with the short answer: “God.” But the science boffins continue to work up a sweat trying to explain basic questions of existence mathematically. Near as I can tell, this story deals with what Scotty once said to Captain Kirk: “Captain, you can’t mix matter and antimatter cold! We’d go up in the biggest explosion since…!” Or something like that.
- Lott receptive to managing police forces (The State) — Yeah, this was in the paper way back on Sunday, but I wanted something local, and this was the strongest thing in the last couple of days.