For the Morning Links, here are several stories that caught my eye from the local papers, blogs I read, news, and technology websites for a daily roundup of news and opinion.

ICYM the fireworks on the Mall in Washington, D.C., you can watch them here.

Democrats fear Donald Trump is becoming a successful president.

A high pressure system in the western U.S. is setting up a weekend heat wave that will peak on Friday in San Diego County.

Your Smart TV may be tracking you more than you think.

Your phone isn’t listening to you but, is it watching you?

The search for the next Supreme Court justice has narrowed even further from the short list of five-to-eight candidates.

Would the next Supreme Court Justice overturn Roe v. Wade as Jeffrey Toobin suggests?

Actress Amber Heard is not the brightest bulb in the socket.

‘Ant Man and the Wasp’ movie reviewed. My son is psyched to see this this weekend.

Microsoft is planning to introduce a dark mode to its web mail service.