The week that was

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. 
 – Mark Twain

The illegal immigration crisis wages on. Yesterday, the Mexican military decided to help us manage the overflow of people at the border by using a helicopter to shoot at U.S. border patrol agents.

The World Cup is also still going on. The U.S. team lost to Germany and earned the right to advance. It must be a European thing.

Speaking of being a loser and earning the right to advance, Thad Cochran beat out Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel for the Republican senate nomination in Mississippi this week. Cochran is such a great GOP candidate that he got all the Democrats to vote for him.

When in doubt, invite Lois Lerner to all your social gatherings. That was the lesson learned by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) this week. His invitation to speak at an event was accidentally delivered to the former IRS big wig, who responded by auditing the Republican. Hell truly hath no fury like a woman scorned.

There were a number of victories for various numbered amendment rights this week, courtesy of  SCOTUS rulings. Among the decisions made: Obama isn’t allowed to make appointments when Congress is out of session anymore (he never was allowed really, but he did anyway), abortion protesters don’t have to adhere to a “buffer” rule, and law enforcers are required to have a warrant to search your cell phone.

Chris Hemsworth (AKA Thor) and his muscles are busy filming for the new Avengers movie. It’s a fine day.

Teresa Mull is managing editor of Human Events.