Harry G. Hutchison (George Mason): Metaphysical Univocity and the Immanent Frame: Defending Religious Liberty in a Secular Age? Richard W. Garnett (Notre Dame): Chief Justice Rehnquist, Religious Freedom, and the Constitution. Satanists seize on Hobby Lobby to test the limit of religious freedom. ACLU: “Why we can no longer support the federal ‘religious freedom’ law”. John Holbo on religious liberty and the romance of orthodoxy. Brian Beutler on why conservatives should praise God for the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision. Laurie Goodstein on how evangelicals are opening the door to debate on gay rights. Michael Curry elected as 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church: History-making decision will bring first person of color into church’s top leadership office (and more and more). Diana Butler Bass on why the Episcopal Church will be interesting to watch for another nine years, intent as it seems on being a testing ground for the full expression of human rights in Christian community and American society. Jack Jenkins on how the explosive growth of evangelical belief in Latinos has big political implications. Nearly 100 faith leaders back Pope, cite “moral obligation” to fight climate change. The last time conservatives dismissed a major encyclical, it ended terribly. A new study reaffirms the link between conservative religious faith and climate change doubt. Molly Worthen reviews One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin M. Kruse.


Benjamin Noys (Chichester): He’s Just not That into You: Negging and the Manipulation of the Negativity. Lunch with the FT: Anne-Sylvaine Chassany interviews Thomas Piketty. Could this be the biggest blow yet to Uber’s business model? In an Uber world, fortune favors the freelancer. Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Tom Hamburger on how Jeb Bush is dogged by decades of questions about business deals. How did a sci-fi nut with a hero complex becoming a world-changing industrialist? Will Oremus reviews Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance. Tony Schwartz on the bad behavior of visionary leaders. Chloe Angyal on the subculture of embattled abortion workers. Conor Lynch on how Bernie Sanders can give America what it needs: Some good old-fashioned class warfare. The Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, the main scholarly association covering the post-Soviet world, approves fellowship named for controversial scholar of Russia Stephen F. Cohen.

Mathias Dolls (ZEW) and Maximilian Joseph Blomer, Clemens Fuest, Max Loeffler, and Andreas Peichl (ZEW): German Public Finances Through the Financial Crisis. Joseph E. Stiglitz on Europe’s attack on Greek democracy. Greece now has to decide whether to leave the euro — it’s not a no-brainer. Greece over the brink: Ever-harsher austerity has been a dead end, and those who demand more of it have been wrong every step of the way. Why aren’t the markets freaking out more about the Greek crisis? Neil Irwin on how the next few days have the potential to transform Greece and Europe (and more). Obama’s former top economist Austan Goolsbee on the four ways to end the Greek crisis. There’s a simple solution to Greece’s problems, but Europe won’t try it: An interview with Adam Posen. Ylan Q. Mui on what the crisis in Greece means for the U.S. and global economies. Roque Planas and Adriana Usero on 5 things every American should know about Puerto Rico’s financial crisis (and more).

Texas Attorney General encourages county clerks to ignore Supreme Court, turn away same-sex couples (and more). There are now 12 states where it is legal for gay couples to marry but still technically illegal for them to have sex. Rand Paul says the government should get out of the marriage business altogether. Amanda Marcotte on the real reason why conservatives oppose gay marriage: “The tradition that is disappearing is the belief that marriage is a duty, especially for women” (and more). Jonathan Chait on how Republicans begin planning to nuke filibuster and repeal Obamacare. Curt Hopkins on 10 high-profile places that have banned the Confederate flag. Jamelle Bouie on a new Southern heritage: Obama has called for an honest accounting of America’s history — here’s how to do it. Benjy Sarlin on what President Obama’s historic week means for his legacy: “Consider what the paragraph version of Obama’s presidency looks like as of now”.


From Alternet, Steven Rosenfeld on 8 ways the Supreme Court has been destroying American democracy. Rob Hunter on waiting for SCOTUS: By fixating on the Supreme Court, liberals have inherited the framers’ skepticism of popular sovereignty and mass politics. A slightly modest proposal: John Roberts's claims of judicial restraint should be taken with a grain of salt. The Supreme Court rules that Arizona’s voters were entitled to try to make the process of drawing congressional district lines less partisan (and one mind-blowing chart shows why the Supreme Court took on gerrymandering). Paul Blest on how the Supreme Court just gave Democrats a fighting chance to win back the House. Ian Millhiser on how Roberts’s King and Obergefell opinions may mark a turning point in American law. A term to remember: The Supreme Court gave us a historic year for liberty and equality. Alicia Parlapiano, Adam Liptak, and Jeremy Bowers on the Roberts Court’s surprising move leftward (and a response). Has the court turned Left? David Cole investigates. Is the Supreme Court more liberal, or are the cases more conservative? Sorry, liberals: The Supreme Court is still plenty conservative. The Supreme Court just delivered a victory to coal plants that want to emit unlimited mercury (and more). The Supreme Court just refused to review a disastrous ruling on software copyrights. This move by the Supreme Court probably means the end of affirmative action.


Mohammed Hafez and Creighton Mullins (NPS): The Radicalization Puzzle: A Theoretical Synthesis of Empirical Approaches to Homegrown Extremism. Shiraz Maher on the roots of radicalisation: It’s identity, stupid. Want to understand the jihadis? Read their poetry. To defeat the Islamic State, the West must understand the grievances that fuel the movement: Robert Ford reviews The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the Sunni Uprising by Patrick Cockburn. Why join Islamic State? Patrick Cockburn investigates. Her Majesty’s Jihadists: More British Muslims have joined Islamist militant groups than serve in the country’s armed forces — how to understand the pull of jihad. From Belgium to ISIS: Why are teen-agers joining ISIS? Joanna Paraszczuk on Valdet Gashi and the martial arts champions of Islamic State. Meet Gulmurod Khalimov, the elite U.S.-trained special forces chief who just joined ISIS. Anne Speckhard (Georgetown): Female Terrorists in ISIS, al Qaeda and 21st Century Terrorism. Ladies, ISIS is coming for you with kittens, Nutella, fun emojis. ISIS and the lonely young American: For months, Alex had been growing closer to a new group of friends online — the kindest she had ever had — who were teaching her what it meant to be a Muslim. Lorenzo Vidino and Seamus Hughes on how to stop ISIS from recruiting American teens. Igor Volsky and Victoria Fleischer on how Imam Mohamed Magid has kept Americans from joining the Islamic State. The FBI has been rounding up more potential “lone wolf” terrorists, Congressional leaders and the Justice Department say.


Adrian Vermeule (Harvard): Deference and Due Process. Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle. Leon Wieseltier on Jewish dissent: It is not anti-Semitism, or the fear of it, that impels American Jews to disagree with Israel’s policies, but the policies themselves. Margot Sanger-Katz on how the Obamacare ruling may have just killed state-based exchanges. James Fallows on Obama’s grace: The president delivers his single most accomplished rhetorical performance. Jelani Cobb on the Confederacy’s final retreat. William Jordan ‏on how far the the country has come in a week, in NRO headlines. Heather Digby Parton on why Republicans are determined to ignore the threat of right-wing extremism. Black churches are burning again in America: In what may not be a coincidence, a string of nighttime fires have damaged or destroyed at least six predominately black churches in four southern states in the past week. Paul Wolfowitz and Scooter Libby, two key players in the George W. Bush administration, are teaching a course this fall on decision-making in the 2003 Iraq War. Meghan Cleary on the history of the high heel — and what it says about women today. Open-access publisher offers free Kindle for every submission.

From Politico, Barney Frank says Justice Scalia is a homophobe. Scalia is a Twitter egg: Justice Antonin Scalia should be treated like the ignorant buffoon he is more than happy to play in high profile cases. Jeffrey Tayler on why Antonin Scalia is unfit to serve. Jonathan Chait on marriage equality and the modern social revolution. In the South, the gay marriage battle isn’t over yet. Evan Wolfson on what’s next in the fight for gay equality. Next fight for gay rights: Bias in jobs and housing. It’s time to legalize polygamy: Fredrik deBoer on why group marriage is the next horizon of social liberalism. The gay marriage case could cost religious schools in a big way. The Supreme Court decision was a win for LGBT Rights — will women get the same treatment? Irin Carmon on how the marriage equality win is also about gender equality. Rebecca Traister on why marriage equality is a win for single people, too. In a fast-changing culture, can the GOP get in step with modern America? As Left wins culture battles, G.O.P. gains opportunity to pivot for 2016. Mike Huckabee is calling on opponents of marriage equality to engage in acts of civil disobedience. Jonathan Bernstein on how gay marriage won’t be controversial in the future.


Bill Lucarelli (UWS): The Euro: A Chartalist Critique. Alberto Lanzavecchia (Padova) and Eugenio Pavarani (Parma): Democracy or Euro: Who will Surrender? Francesco Nicoli (Trento): Eurocrisis and the Myths of European Redistribution: Illegitimate, Unsustainable, Inefficient? We are told that the game was rigged from the start, that Europe was built to be a hopeless austerity machine — but was it? John Milios on how austerity isn’t irrational: In Greece and elsewhere, austerity is nothing more than capitalists imposing their class interests. Wolfgang Streeck on German hegemony: Unintended and unwanted.

I haven’t been paying attention — what’s going on in Greece? Greece is in crisis (again), and here’s what you need to know. Daniel Marans on why a bailout deal that keeps Greece in Europe may endanger Greek democracy. Who’s lying in the negotiations over Greece and the euro? Both sides claim strong opposition to the proposed deal — they may be bluffing to gain an advantage, or the deal might be near collapse. Greece gives Europe what it wants, Europe says no anyway. Europe is destroying Greece’s economy for no reason at all. Europe strikes back: It seems to be trying to push Greece out of the euro. If Grexit happens it will be because the creditors, or at least the IMF, wanted it to happen.

A finance minister fit for a Greek tragedy? The defiant stand by Yanis Varoufakis in the high-stakes economic negotiations with the E.U. threatens to tear Europe apart. Greek finance minister wrote the book on game theory, but may yet lose. Syriza needed to be made an example; you cannot survive in Europe, if you don’t embrace the Brussels-Berlin Consensus. Paul Krugman on Europe’s moment of truth. “It’s in Europe’s interest to make things as hard as possible for Greece”: Matthew Yglesias on why Greece is doomed (and more). Jeffrey Sachs on the endgame in Greece.

Parliament approves referendum; Greece’s future in balance. What will Greeks vote on? Nikos Chrysoloras and Paul Tugwell on the referendum question. Arthur Goldhammer on how the austerity referendum solves a problem for Greece’s leaders — it may solve a problem for Europe’s leaders, too. Greece closes its banks to stem flood of withdrawals. Panic among hedge fund investors in Greece. Joshua M Brown on some stuff you should know about Greece before you lose your shit. Heidi Moore on 5 things you need to know about Greece’s financial meltdown. Kathleen McNamara on how the euro is an experiment in making a currency without a government — that’s why it’s in trouble.


Carlos A. Ball (Rutgers): Obscenity, Morality, and the First Amendment: The First LGBT Rights Cases Before the Supreme Court. Taylor Flynn (WNE): Federal Equal Protection. Nan D. Hunter (Georgetown): A Deer in Headlights: The Supreme Court, LGBT Rights, and Equal Protection. Joseph William Singer (Harvard): We Don’t Serve Your Kind Here: Public Accommodations and the Mark of Sodom. Paul Vincent Courtney (Penn): Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Public Accommodations: A Common Law Approach. Kelly Strader and Molly Selvin (Stanford) and Lindsey Hay (Southwestern): Gay Panic, Gay Victims, and the Case for Gay Shield Laws. Ian Millhauser on the Supreme Court’s unconscionable slow-walk towards gay rights. J. Stephen Clark (Albany): But for Sex: Equal Protection and the Individual Opportunity to Marry One’s Chosen Partner Without Regard to Sex. Pema Levy on the science of how gay marriage will destroy America. Jesse Singal on how scientists debunked the biggest anti-gay-marriage study. The one Supreme Court paragraph on love that gay marriage supporters will never forget.

Zack Ford and Judd Legum on 19 hysterical passages from Supreme Court same-sex marriage dissenters. Justice Scalia lost on same-sex marriage — but at least he gets to say, “I told you so”. What Scalia’s same-sex marriage dissent gets right about the Supreme Court. It’s cryptic, but Scalia’s last paragraph sounds like a threat — or even a call — for court rulings to be ignored. Let the nullification crisis begin: Mike Huckabee is already out with a defiant statement declaring that he will not “acquiesce to an imperial court”. The Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage, but that won’t stop opponents from pushing anti-gay laws. Why does the Republican Party still oppose LGBT rights? Lydia DePillis on the next frontier in the battle for gay rights: LGBTQ Americans still lack protection against discrimination in the workplace. Following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision making same-sex marriage legal nationwide, sources confirmed Friday that only 47,000 social justice milestones need to be reached before the U.S. achieves full equality. Josh Eidelson on the new law that would outlaw LGBT discrimination everywhere.

From TNR, Michael Lindenberger on the vanishing terrain of gay America: A writer returns to the city where he was raised — and exiled — to find what was lost when gay life entered the mainstream; what will gay culture look like in 2035? LGBTQ activists and writers weigh in; and future queer: Where is Gay America going next?


Jairus Grove (Hawaii): Dirty Cosmologies: Annihilation, Fatigue, or Feral Reason; and A Recently Apocalyptic Tone in Everything: The Anthropocene or Peak Humanity? A day of global terror: Horrifying attacks strike France, Tunisia, and Kuwait. Joe Davidson on how the Confederate flag isn’t just offensive — it’s treasonous. Adam Serwer on why we’re finally taking down Confederate flags: The “Lost Cause” is finally losing. Jonathan Chait on the Confederate-flag backlash and the new American patriotism. Jessica Winer on a gun control debate: We’re not having one after Charleston, and we haven’t since Newtown. Of course Dylann Roof thinks Asians are racist — the media has been perpetrating that myth for years: Jeff Chang on the dark side of the “model minority” myth. Tony Tulathimutte on what Dylann Roof’s desire to ally with “very racist” Asians actually means​. At Charleston newspaper the Post and Courier, covering the news, and choking back tears. What went wrong at one of the world’s eminent research institutions? Scott Sherman on the New York Public Library wars. Neil Irwin on how some men fake an 80-hour workweek, and why it matters: The professional world differs for men and women, and an implicit critique of a corporate culture that values long hours above all. Guess who doesn’t fit in at work: Lauren A. Rivera on how recruiters for top firms often define merit in their own image. Annie Lowrey in how companies crush women’s ambitions. #BobbyJindalIsSoWhite: Bobby Jindal’s identity causes a Twitter storm in India.

Jennifer Hopper (WC): Obamacare, the News Media, and the Politics of 21st-Century Presidential Communication. Five years after its passage, Obamacare stands as a monument to much that’s wrong with American politics — but it also, increasingly, is evidence of much that's right with it, too. Game over, Obamacare haters: The Supreme Court ruling is a victory for the government — and millions of newly insured Americans. King v. Burwell is the most perfect victory that the Obama administration could have achieved in this case — it not only preserves Obamacare today, it sharply limits the scope of future cases seeking to undermine the law. Nearly every Republican candidate refuses to accept that Obamacare is here to stay. Kaili Joy Gray on how every single GOP candidate has a cunning plan to murder Obamacare on Day One. Catherine Ho on how health care lobbyists worry GOP will now focus on Obamacare repeal (and more and more). Max Ehrenfreund on how Republicans still have an opening to take on Obamacare: A little-noticed provision of the law could keep the debate going for a long, long time. “Has Supreme Court Justice John Roberts been blackmailed or intimidated?”: Naomi Shavin on the most absurd Supreme Court conspiracy theory you’ll read today. Paul Campos on deconstructing the right-wing freakout over the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling. Josh Marshall on how John Roberts really is the best thing that ever happened to Republican jurisprudence and the conservative judicial movement. King v. Burwell was from its inception a shameful exercise, which illustrated the debasement of the contemporary conservative legal movement.


Brian R. Cheffins (Cambridge): Corporate Governance Since the Managerial Capitalism Era. Lynn A. Stout (Cornell): The Corporation as Time Machine: Intergenerational Equity, Intergenerational Efficiency, and the Corporate Form. Hans Bernhard Schmid (Vienna): The Feeling of Being a Group: Corporate Emotions and Collective Consciousness. David Gindis (Hertfordshire): Legal Personhood and the Firm: Avoiding Anthropomorphism and Equivocation. Do corporations have minds? Joshua Knobe investigates. Alan Henry on how the company you work for is not your friend. Please, corporations, experiment on us — you don’t even need our consent. Kim R. Sawyer (Melbourne): The Invisible Hand: When the Firm Becomes the Bully. The Asshole Factory: Our economy doesn’t make stuff anymore — so what does it make? Justin Fox on who a corporation is supposed to serve. Bryce Covert on the surprisingly successful push to make Corporate America more democratic. Your boss wants to control your vote: Corey Robin on the real reason to fear corporate power. Business doesn’t always get its way: Everyone agrees that Washington is run by corporate interests — but is it so? Fast track to the corporate wish list: David Dayen on how the U.S. Trade Representative became Washington’s one-stop shop for the corporate trade agenda. Here’s how the government tries to save businesses before free trade destroys them.


Keith J Johnson (St. Thomas): The Shifting Realm of Hedge Funds. C. N. V. Krishnan (Case Western), Frank Partnoy (San Diego), and Randall S. Thomas (Vanderbilt): Top Hedge Funds and Shareholder Activism. Mutual funds’ dark side: Eric Posner and E. Glen Weyl on why airlines and other industries keep prices too high. Gillian Tett on why finance must blow the whistle on foul play: Money talks, and without tipsters, regulators have little hope of knowing what is going on. David Dayen on how Democrats are fed up with the SEC’s weak financial crimefighting. David Dayen on how the future of Wall Street regulation is in Andrew Cuomo’s hands. Wall Street cop Ben Lawsky: “That was what surprised me, the obviousness of it”. JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon said Elizabeth Warren doesn’t understand Wall Street — her response was perfect (and more). Iceland put bankers in jail rather than bailing them out — and it worked. Pietro Maffettone reviews Ethics and the Global Financial Crisis: Why Incompetence is Worse than Greed by Boudewijn de Bruin. Andrew W. Lo (MIT): The Gordon Gekko Effect: The Role of Culture in the Financial Industry. Why would anyone work on Wall Street? Hamilton Nolan wonders. Is finance doing what it’s supposed to? Marshall Steinbaum investigates. Helaine Olen on how the financial services industry doesn’t want to put you first — and neither does Congress. There is no perfect personal finance victim: Yes, some people are irresponsible jerks — but they’re not the real problem.

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