Gay marriage calls for some redefinitions

The American Conservative's John Zmirak argues that the definition of one form of marriage should be abandoned, and that anti-discrimination laws should be re-examined for the case of traditional Christian marriage.

The economy may be up but is the White House down?

Michael Pratt at the American Enterprise Institute highlights a suggestion on CNBC that the White House's agenda is hindered by good jobs reports.

GOP on an anti-abortion mission
The Daily Beast's Michelle Goldberg writes that the GOP, despite having a desire to attract young voters, is determined to overturn Roe v. Wade.

A more focused read
At The Plum Line, Jonathan Bernstein thinks news readers should couple statistics, like the employment report, with context, like Mitt Romney's promised 12 million new jobs. 


Supporters of Morsi make strong claims
The Hill's Jeremy Herb reports supporters of recently deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, have said they would defend the president "with [their] lives."

New job numbers better than expected
Though the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.6 percent in June, employers added 195,000 jobs, which is better than expected. The Hill's Vicki Needham has more.