Elizabeth to Ted Cruz: You want a fight over Planned Parenthood? Bring it on! (Liberal America).
Why all scientists should be militant atheists (The New Yorker).
15 shocking facts about the war on drugs, and they're not good (The Richest).
Will Texas continue to enforce its unlawful, discriminatory photo ID voting restriction (Brad Blog)?
THIS SHOULDN'T HAPPEN, EVER
Dog found breastfeeding a starving abandoned child (The Dodo).
Three rich Treasury Secretaries laugh it up over income inequality (Huffington Post).
SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST IDIOTS
West Point professor says academics who criticize the war on terror are 'lawful targets' (Chronicle of Higher Education).
A 20 - year old woman dies in Dubai after her father refuses to let lifeguards 'touch & dishoner her' (RT).
Whole Foods' security guard fired after body slamming a customer into concrete pillars before choking him unconscious after he tried to pay with food stamps (Daily Mail).
Kareem Abdul Jabbar: Here's how Donald Trump responded to my essay about him (Washington Post).
10 teachers behaving badly (The Richest).
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST STATES TOP PLACES FOR BUSINESS
Democratic Socialist Scandanavian states Denmark (#1), Sweden (#5), and Norway (#7) are ranked as among the best countries for doing business in 2014 (Forbes).
U.S. slides again as Denmark tops Forbes' best countries for business (Forbes).
THE U.S. CREATED REFUGEE MESS
More than 135,000 refugees, migrants arrived in Europe by boat in first half of 2015 (ABC News).
'West creates refugees by destroying Islamic nations' - Chechen leader (RT).
German lawmaker: At the root of the refugee crisis are wars led by the U.S. (Truth Out).
Obama directs administration to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees (NY Times).
Police shoot unarmed bystander 5 times, lied about the incident (RT).
One graph shows why the "war on cops" is a myth (Boing Boing).
White Dayton, Ohio police officer pulls over black driver for making eye contact (Fusion).
Rupert Murdoch to step down as Fox CEO, will be replaced by son, James (RT).
National Geographic to be merged into Murdoch media empire (RT).
Pastor outed in Ashley Madison hack commits suicide (Huffington Post).
White supremacy is alive and all too well in America (Truth out).
Bitcoin ransom demanded by cyber-extortionists from financial sector (RT).
How Jeb Bush's Florida plan for school 'choice' created an industry for corruption and chaos ... and money (Truth Out).
Finally ... Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the D.N.C., backs Iran nuclear deal (NY Times).