Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday's Daily Brief: Jobs Report Disaster, John Edwards Mistrial, New Cannibalism Attack, Plus Valerie Jarrett, Leonard Maltin

Friday, June 1, 2012
Obama Says Supreme Court Ruling Could Mean Back To The Drawing Board On Health Care
Student Ate Roommate's Brain And Heart, Cops Say
Chinese Official Arrested In U.S. Spying Scandal
Mistrial Declared In Edwards Case
'DO NOT POST': Major Companies' Social Media Policies Deemed Unlawful
Valerie Jarrett: Prioritizing Low-Income Families and Creating Pathways to Opportunity for All Americans
The outcome of the debates between the president and Republicans in Congress matters. The direction we choose will affect the lives of poor children in the Bronx and throughout our country. We owe it to them to be clear about the choices we face.
Leonard Maltin: OFF-HOLLYWOOD: The Five Best Indie Movies To See This Month
Even during summer months it's possible for discerning moviegoers to find adult fare if they're just willing to seek it out. Here are my picks for June.
Alan Dershowitz: Edwards' Jury Couldn't Decide and for Good Reason
It is a wise person who knows when not to decide. The jury in the John Edwards case rendered exactly the right verdict. Of course they couldn't make up their mind on most of the charges. No rational person could.
John Robbins: Why Are Twinkies Cheaper Than Carrots?
If you want to eat healthfully, you have to fight an uphill battle. Why are government subsidies pushing in the wrong direction?
Geoffrey R. Stone: Same-Sex Marriage and Judicial Responsibility
Courts have no legal authority to deprive individual citizens of their fundamental constitutional rights until "the voters" decide to grant those rights on their own. Such an approach is incompatible with the very idea of constitutional freedoms.

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