In the news today... Wednesday, 21 July 2021 15:02:57 CDT David-Braverman Entertainment, General, Politics, Travel (0) I haven't had time to read a lot lately, as I mentioned. Maybe these explain why: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stomped off in a tantrum after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rejected two House members who participated in the insurrection from serving on the committee investigating the January 6th insurrection. Josh Marshall calls this "the best possible outcome." Meanwhile, defendants in criminal cases for their actions on January 6th have made some pretty interesting arguments in their defenses, none better than "We weren't there to steal things. We weren't there to do damage. We were just there to overthrow the government." Kori Schake worries about this and other events putting even more strain on the US military's apolitical structure. A segregation wall built in Detroit in 1939 still stands, despite no one in Detroit wanting it. Well, almost no one. England—not, mercifully, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland—opened up on Monday as if 332,000 people hadn't tested positive for Covid-19 last week. And finally, a man in Chicago suburb Lisle, Ill., has made a life's work out of preserving old TV commercials.