Required Reading – July 12 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Pullmann: 6 Big Changes Coming To Public Schools And Politics Thanks To The Supreme Court’s Union Smashdown

“Every state is now essentially a right to work state. It’s not an overstatement to say this ruling is a death knell for unions as we know them, and will dramatically change Democratic politics. […]  The Janus ruling will put a hole in the tire of this car speeding the nation towards fiscal doom. Here’s why, plus five other important effects.”

Read more at The Federalist.

Bird: Government drops doctor who says gender given at birth

“Dr David Mackereth has worked for 26 years as an NHS doctor but was told he could not be employed as a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) disability assessor if he refused to identify patients as being of a sex that they did not see themselves as.”

Read more at Telegraph.

Prestigacomo: DOJ Settles In Landmark Gun Suit, Safeguarding The Second Amendment

“The age of the downloadable gun is here.”

Read more at Daily Wire.

Bryen: Wrecking NATO

“The Washington Post headline blared, ‘Trump is bent on wrecking NATO. Prepare for catastrophe.’  The Post fears that President Trump’s diplomacy will benefit Vladimir Putin to the detriment of American and European interests.  European Council president Donald Tusk sniped, ‘Dear America, appreciate your allies.  After all, you don’t have that many.’ The NATO countries are, indeed, among America’s closest allies, but some of them appear more interested in oil, natural gas, and trade with Iran than in the Fulda Gap.  Some of our ‘closest allies’ have been working overtime to undermine America.  If Mr. Trump is irritated with them, there is a reason. Iran is preparing to take $300 million in cash out of German banks to get ahead of impending U.S. banking sanctions.  While American intelligence officials are concerned that the money will finance terrorism, the German government says it has ‘no evidence’ to that effect.  According to the German newspaper Bild . . .”

Read more at American Thinker.

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