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- Kobe Bryant’s comments on a Miami Heat photo where the team posed in hoodies to show support for the family of Trayvon Martin has been interpreted as an insult to the reigning NBA champions.
- America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon has caused a media stir after posting a photo on Instagram in “whiteface ” which raises the question of whether a Black person in whiteface is just as offensive as White Person sporting blackface.
- There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court. The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to include contraception coverage in the basic health plan now mandated under the Affordable Care Act.
- Reid Cherlin, a former White House press aide, has written a critical look at the first lady’s office in the current issue of the New Republic.