New History Headlines: June 13th - 26th

SCOTUS Overturns Roe V. Wade

The Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade 7-2 ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right.

The 5-4 majority opinion overruling Roe V. Wade was written by Justice Samuel Alito and joined by Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas.

Justice Samuel Alito

We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled
U.S. Supreme Court overturns right to abortion in landmark decision
by Jennifer Shutt, Virginia Mercury June 24, 2022 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right. The decision by five of the Court’s nine justices will allow each state to set its own abortion laws,

Full Speed Behind - Editorial Cartoon
Full Speed Behind by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News, NY

SCOTUS Endorses Carrying Guns in Public

In a 6-3 decision, The Supreme Court struck down New York’s restrictive firearms licensing law, endorsing, for the first time, a constitutional right to carry a gun in self-defense outside the home.

Justice Clarence Thomas

“This definition of ‘bear’ naturally encompasses public carry,”
SCOTUS Says People Have a Right to Carry Guns in Public
In striking down New York’s “good cause” permitting law, the justices set a precedent that may imperil licensing regimes in at least five other states.

SCOTUS Rulings by Peter Kuper,

50 Years of Watergate

Watergate, 50 Years Later by Jeff Koterba,

A new exhibit on view through September 3rd at the Library of Congress commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, by exploring the role of the press, Congress, the courts, and President Richard Nixon’s administration.

50 Years of Watergate
Panel of Historians Mark 50th Anniversary of Watergate. Watch Live: A new exhibit on view through September 3rd at the Library of Congress commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, by exploring the role of the press, Congress, the courts and President Richard Nixon’s administ…

The Bear is Back

Soft and Furry Landing by John Darkow, Columbia Missourian
What’s a bear market? An economist explains
Vidhura S Tennekoon, IUPUI A 16th-century proverb advises: “It’s unwise to sell a bear’s skin before catching it.” That’s one of the stories used to explain why, in modern times, Wall Street types call someone who sells a stock expecting its price to drop a “bear.” It

January 6th Committee Hearings


NEWSBITE: Select Committee Vice-Chair Liz Cheney

Vice-Chair Liz Cheney

It can be difficult to accept that President Trump abused your trust.
That he deceived you.
Many will invent excuses to ignore that fact. but that is a fact. I wish it weren't true, but it is.

J6 committee's chain of evidence by John Cole, Georgia Recorder,
January 6th Select Committee Fifth Hearing
Today, the Select Committee will tell the story of how Trump’s pressure campaign stretched to every level of government, including the federal agency charged with the enforcement of our laws. — January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) June 23, 2022 Days after the Capitol a…
Team Normal by Dave Whamond, Canada,
January 6th Select Committee Fourth Hearing
Watch the hearing
Jan 6 Committee Demise of Lies by Monte Wolverton, Battle Ground, WA
January 6th Select Committee Third Hearing
Chairman Bennie Thompson 0:00/1× Mike Pence said no. “He resisted the pressure. He knew it was illegal. He knew it was wrong. “We’re fortunate for Mr. Pence’s courage on January 6th. Our democracy came dangerously close to catastrophe. “That courage put him in tremendous danger. When

The 411 on 988

What’s the 411 on 988? New National Mental Health Hotline Rebrands NYC Efforts
Samantha Maldonado, The City This article was originally published on Jun 20 4:07pm EDT by THE CITY New Yorkers generally know to call 911 and 311 for emergency and non-emergency services. But starting July 16, dialing 988 will connect them with mental health, suicide prevention and substance use…

Biden Signs Bi-Partisan Gun Bill

First bipartisan gun control bill in a generation signed into law: 3 essential reads on what it means
Howard Manly, The Conversation President Joe Biden signed into law on June 25, 2022, a bipartisan bill that is the first significant change in federal gun legislation in nearly three decades. Known as the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the bill was written in response to the shootings in Buffal…


Currently Marketed JUUL Products Must Be Removed Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. JUUL Products Included in MDO JUUL device and four types of JUULpods: Virgin…

“The agency has dedicated significant resources to review products from the companies that account for most of the U.S. market. We recognize these make up a significant part of the available products and many have played a disproportionate role in the rise in youth vaping.”

The Final Frontier

NASA’s Webb Uncovers the Early Universe
Research teams will use the telescope’s powerful instruments to capture and characterize some of the earliest galaxies in the universe. The universe was a very different place for several hundred million years after the big bang. It wasn’t yet transparent like it is today – neutral gas made it

“One of the fundamental ways that we trace evolution across cosmic time is by the amount of metals that are in a galaxy,”

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