What to Expect When You’re Expecting Fantacism: “The trial court found, based on the nonadversarial presentation below, that Appellant had not established by clear and convincing evidence that she was sufficiently mature to decide whether to terminate her pregnancy.” A Florida court has ruled that a teen is not mature enough to terminate a pregnancy but is mature enough to be a mother. (You don’t have to suffer from morning sickness to be puking right now.)

+ A Show About Nothing: “When people are driven by fantasies, by resentment, by an internalized sense of inferiority, there is no redemption in anything. Winning elections, burning effigies, even shooting at other citizens does not soothe their anger but instead deepens the spiritual and moral void that haunts them.” Tom Nichols with a solid essay in The Atlantic: The New Era of Political Violence Is Here.

+ Bundle of Oy: “The streaming era was supposed to give consumers more choice, but streaming options increasingly resemble the bloated cable bundles they sought to replace.” (Gee, who saw this coming…) The TV bundle is back.

+ Let the Mother Effer Burn: The New Yorker: How Did Fighting Climate Change Become a Partisan Issue? “How did caring about a drowned or desiccated future come to be a partisan issue? Perhaps the simplest answer is money.”

+ Monkey See, Monkey Do: “All of this feels like an uncanny echo of the early mishandling of Covid-19. Limited access to testing, a hobbled federal infrastructure to track cases, and the general lack of communication among different agencies and states complicated the federal government’s ability to make evidence-based public health decisions.” Why monkeypox is a repeat of the data mistakes made with Covid-19.

+ Whatever Floats Your Vote: The NBA schedule won’t have games on Election Day this year. That’s good. But why not just have games and let folks vote at the stadiums?