Higher Summit: “A window of opportunity is being left to bargain Ukraine’s membership in Nato in negotiations with Russia. Uncertainty is weakness.” So said Volodymyr Zelensky as he urged those at the NATO Summit to back a faster path for Ukraine membership. The biggest news from the Summit is Sweden’s approved membership in NATO. Finland joined in April. Putin’s efforts to weaken NATO have backfired. Meanwhile, an independent statistical analysis suggests nearly 50,000 Russian men have died in the war in Ukraine.

+ Bench Warmers: “The Associated Press obtained tens of thousands of pages of emails and other documents that reveal the extent to which public colleges and universities have seen visits by justices as opportunities to generate donations.” Supreme Court justices and donors mingle at campus visits. These documents show the ethical dilemmas. (We need fewer norms and more rules.)

+ Boob Tube: “Tuberville insisted he wasn’t racist, to which Kaitlan Collins explained that a white nationalist, someone who wants to turn America into a white ethnostate, is by definition a racist. ‘”That’s your opinion,’ Tuberville said.” Rolling Stone: Tommy Tuberville Is Either Extremely Dumb or Extremely Racist. (The two are not mutually exclusive.)

+ Peak a Boo Hoo: Variety: “There’s one thing that writers and their estranged employers agree on: Peak TV has peaked. The talent pool has been stretched beyond its breaking point, and so have most of Hollywood’s balance sheets. The entertainment industry in aggregate can’t afford to keep producing content at the pace of recent years.”

+ Chris Crosses Over: “I feel like I’m living a dream right now.” The best Wimbledon story this year is the unlikely and out of nowhere run of American Chris Eubanks. “Regardless of what happens on Wednesday, he will leave London with his best major result, the biggest paycheck of his career totaling at least $437,852, and a new career-high ranking.”

+ Maliboo: “The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) — a public agency dedicated to preserving parklands and coastal access in and around Los Angeles — accused the city of Malibu of tearing down its signs directing visitors to ‘hidden’ public beaches along the famous coastline.” I suppose that’s one way to deter visitors. Affluent California city accused of tearing down public beach access signs.