Paula Gerber and Phoebe Irving Lindner (Monash): Birth Certificates for Children with Same-Sex Parents: A Reflection of Biology or Something More? Glenn Greenwald on spying on Congress and Israel: NSA cheerleaders discover value of privacy only when their own is violated. Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy summit in Nevada was a nonstop procession of extremism, conspiracism — and candidates. Despite the Trump disaster, the Republican Party is in great shape. Hamilton Nolan on how the Republican Party is a trick. Helaine Olen on how Elizabeth Warren wields power: Even without running she’s forcing the Democratic candidates to look out for consumers. Democrats, beware: Billionaires can still buy elections very easily. Can honest history allow for hope? Tim Tyson on how the obligations of scholarship diverge from the needs of activists.