Actually, sanctuary cities like San Francisco are safer (Mother Jones).
Poll: Republican approval of Supreme Court at record low (Opposing Views).
Key study on Obamacare 2015 premium rates is out and you won't believe what's going on (Forbes).
Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history (Vox).
PUBLIC SPENDING ... YOU MAKE THE CALL
America has a stadium problem ... Despite every number suggesting they shouldn't, why do American cities keep building sport stadiums funded with public money (PS Mag).
Wisconsin giving $250 million to billionaire-owned basketball arena after cutting $250 million in education (Addicting Info).
Obama: $80 billion spent on incarceration could eliminate tuition at public universities (Vox).
41 Republican senators voted against landmark veteran's bill in February, today they blame the VA (Huffington Post).
THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL
How the Iran nuclear deal works, explained in 3 minutes (Vox).
"I would give it an A": Why nuclear experts love the Iran deal (Vox).
I want to hear a good argument against Obama's deal with Iran (Mother Jones).
THE CHICKENHAWKS WHINE OVER IRAN
Serial chickenhawk, and Vietnam era draft dodging coward, Dick Cheney still paranoid and wrong ... claims Iran deal moves us closer to nuclear war (Opposing Views).
The real reason Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the Neocons (i.e. Chickenhawks) oppose the Iran deal (Slate).
In the "they've opposed this stuff before" category ... the hawks' hypocrisy on the Iran sanctions bill (The Atlantic).
ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU AN AGNOSTIC
9 horrible things the Christian right does because "God" said it was OK (Salon).
Florida church sends $1,000 collection notice to single mother because she didn't tithe (Raw Story).
NC Republican reveals his 'primary mission' as congressman: 'We're here as emissaries for Christ' (Raw Story).
ALL THINGS GREEK
Thomas Piketty: 'Germany has never repaid her debts. It has no right to lecture Greece' (The Wire).
Truth Committee on Public Debt: A Preliminary Report on Greece (Debt-Truth).
A simple guide to the unfolding drama in Greece (The Wire).
PROOF THAT EVOLUTION MAY BE A HOAX
Yeah, but did Jesus say he would pay her bail? ... Woman jailed after saying Jesus would pay her restaurant bill (Opposing Views).
A Mexican drug lord escaped from jail, so now Donald Trump wants an apology (Mother Jones).
Florida Republican: Donald Trump is a Democratic plot to make the GOP look stupid (Raw Story).
'Homosexual behavior leads to death': Ford engineer sues for religious right to harass gay co-workers (Raw Story).
First-ever robot wedding takes place in Japan (Russian Times).
Lack of diversity on boards of U.S. oil firms 'increases risk' of bad investments (Raw Story).
The rise of the working poor and the non-working rich (Robert Reich).
The withering of a once-great state university (Chronicle of Higher Education).