Five Things You Need to Read Today

Here’s your weekly update, for subscribers only, drawing your attention to five stories that are worth catching. This week, the main theme is the strange contempt for science among its vocal defenders.

1. Whatever Happened to Freedom of Association?

The latest adventure in coerced baking—the Supreme Court is hearing Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, about whether Christians can be forced by anti-discrimination laws to bake cakes for gay weddings—has some on the left alarmed that the court’s conservative justices might take freedom of speech too seriously.

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