Some possibilities for discussion:
No hope on immigration reform — How depressing is that? The president of the United States holds a press availability in order to announce that there is no hope for commonsense immigration legislation. So much for change, and… that other thing we were supposed to get with this president. Not that I’m blaming him for a failing that seems entirely the doing of the House GOP, but I do wonder — would my West Wing friends have let Bartlet hold a press availability to say, “I give up. There’s no hope?” What’s next? A presser in which POTUS comments on “the predicament of Man forced to live in a barren, Godless eternity like a tiny flame flickering in an immense void with nothing but waste, horror and degradation, forming a useless bleak straitjacket in a black absurd cosmos?“
Bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers found — Outside of our inward -focused country, this is today’s lede story. This could be a watershed event, and not in a good way. Something about this feels kind of like an Israeli version of the murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner in this country 50 years ago.
Vincent Sheheen releases 2013 tax returns — He made $333,042 last year. Which on the Doug scale makes him the salt of the Earth, and on the bud scale makes him a lucky stiff. Or am I oversimplifying?
A topic from Twitter:
Iraq accepts Russian jets, experts. As Washington dithers, is Moscow making a move? http://t.co/2r7sqbpBUn
— Walter Russell Mead (@wrmead) June 30, 2014
Other topics are welcome, assuming of course that they stay within certain limits of propriety…