It’s time for a sudden-death-style lightning round on the week’s news.

Day in and day out, we write fairly neutral coverage of these hot-button topics, but we’re real people, man, with feelings. And sometimes, we just gotta let our freak flag fly. So this week, we present to you a “love it or hate it” review of the following stories:

We hope you enjoy; we’ll be back to our usual snarkery and in-depth op-eds next week. Have a great weekend!