Lunch Buffet

Who says Friday mornings in the summer have to be dull? Next Friday we’ll have a jobs report, though I doubt that will be quite as exciting.

In case you’re still news-hungry, here are some midday treats:

* Interesting that same-sex marriage decision has bumped the terrorist attacks from the top of the front page of the Guardian webpage. So at least the horrific news from North Africa, Europe and Kuwait hasn’t yet mushoomed, though the death toll in Tunisia has risen to 37.

* At TNR, Madison Johnson has a roundup of GOP presidential reactions to Oberkefell, ranging from “disappointment” to defiance. Nobody dared express happiness. More about that later.

* Meanwhile, the President is at Clementa Pinckney’s funeral in Charleston.

* Sean Trende asks conservatives to get a historical grip before concluding SCOTUS is moving leftwards.

* Michael Gerson asks conservatives to get out of denial on climate change.

And in non-political news:

* As expected, Karl-Anthony Towns goes first in NBA Draft

As we break for lunch, here’s Mick Jones with his first enduring post-Clash project, Big Audio Dynamite, performing “Medicine Show” live on British TV in 1986.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.