Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Clay Bennett)

In other news, the economy added 850,000 jobs in June according to the Labor Department. That's the most in 10 months and more than expected by economists.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has declined to review a lower court ruling against a florist that refused to serve gay couples.

Finally, no executions have been scheduled since President Biden took office, but Attorney General Merrick Garland has now formally suspended federal executions.

"Serious concerns have been raised about the continued use of the death penalty across the country, including arbitrariness in its application, disparate impact on people of color, and the troubling number of exonerations in capital and other serious cases. Those weighty concerns deserve careful study and evaluation by lawmakers," Garland said in a memo issued on Thursday.

Programming note... I am turning 37 years old on Sunday, July 4th and I am also taking some personal time to rest my heart and mind. I'm going to sleep, cook, and go see a movie as a woman for the first time ever. I plan to return here on the 12th and this will probably be the last break I take until around Halloween.

Have a good weekend!