Required Reading – July 13 Evening Edition

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

FRC: Maine Turns LePage on Radical Counseling Ban

“Imagine being stuck in a cycle of depression or an unhealthy relationship and not being able to get help. Well, people in 13 states don’t have to imagine it. Thanks to a string of bad laws, something as simple as sitting down and talking to a counselor of your choice about your struggles with sexuality isn’t allowed. And if the far-Left had its way, Maine would have been the latest to join the club. Fortunately, Governor Paul LePage (R) had other plans. The state motto of Maine is ‘Dirigo’ — Latin for ‘I guide.’ And in a raging debate over Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE), the state’s leader did exactly that. After watching other legislatures fall like dominos in the outrageous push to outlaw talk therapy on gender and sex issues, LePage became the first governor on either side to put his foot down. In a two-page veto announcement, the governor did what no others have had the courage to do: stood up to the activist bullies and their junk “research” about the dangers of routine counseling.”

Read more at FRC.

Kruta: Dershowitz Tells CNN New SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh ‘Should Read The Constitution’

“Herman began by explaining what Kavanaugh had said on the matter: ‘Brett Kavanaugh — who has been in the news lately, as the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court — he says if the president does something dastardly…’ Berman started. Dershowitz then interrupted, saying, ‘He’s wrong!’ […] Dastardly is not a criteria for impeachment. If you allow dastardly to be criteria for impeachment, then you really create a lawless process. What does dastardly mean?’  Dershowitz maintained that in order for impeachment to be legal, ‘an actual crime’ had to have been committed and that it fell to Congress to investigate whether that was the case prior to filing articles of impeachment.”

Read more at Daily Caller.

WND: Invisibility breakthrough! New device makes stuff disappear

“Scientists in the U.S. and Canada say spectral cloaking technology has been demonstrated in lab tests resulting in a breakthrough that has all kinds of potential applications, reports the Optical Society. For starters, the approach is being hailed as a way of securing data transmitted over fiber optic lines, helping improve technologies for sensing, telecommunications and information processing, researchers say. In concept, they say, it could be extended to make 3D objects invisible from all directions – a significant step in the development of practical invisibility cloaking technologies.”

Read more at WND.

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