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Welcome to the Darrell Issa Hall of Shame

Welcome to the Darrell Issa Hall of Shame
perrspectives.com — Welcome to the Darrell Issa Hall of Shame With Washington engulfed in scandals real and imagined over the Benghazi tragedy, the IRS' handling of applications by political groups for tax exempt status and the Justice Department's seizure of AP phone records, California Congressman Darrell Issa is enjoying his moment in the sun.

The joke was that Obama wasn’t joking

The joke was that Obama wasn’t joking
vox.com — The White House Correspondents' Dinner has become a strange event. It is, ostensibly, an evening when the president and the press can come together to share a few lighthearted laughs. But it's evolved into a recital of brutal truths - albeit one neither side ever really admits happened.

Why Trumpism can't survive without Donald Trump

Why Trumpism can't survive without Donald Trump
vox.com — In the course of a smart post demolishing the myth of Donald Trump's electability, Ross Douthat raises what is, I think, one of the most interesting questions of this political cycle: Could Trumpism exist - hell, could it be even stronger - absent Trump himself?

John Boehner just confirmed everything liberals suspected about the Republican Party

John Boehner just confirmed everything liberals suspected about the Republican Party
vox.com — Speaking at Stanford University, former House Speaker John Boehner went the full Bulworth. "You can call me boner, beaner, jackass, happy to answer to almost anything," he said. Mostly, though, the name-calling was directed outward. Boehner called Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh," and said, "I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life."

Bruce Friedrich on why you shouldn't trust "Certified Humane" eggs

Bruce Friedrich on why you shouldn't trust "Certified Humane" eggs
vox.com — You go to the supermarket to buy some eggs, and see that some are marked "Certified Humane." For a well-intentioned consumer strapped for time, this seems like a helpful shorthand - an easy way to ensure that the eggs you're buying come from chickens that weren't raised in appalling conditions.

Donald Trump will never be able to reinvent himself as a moderate

Donald Trump will never be able to reinvent himself as a moderate
vox.com — Of late, the media has become convinced that Donald Trump is going to reinvent himself as a sensible moderate. The evidence is twofold. First, Trump dismissed the North Carolina bill that would bar transgender people from using bathrooms that match their gender identity, a sharp contrast with Ted Cruz, who says the very idea is proof that America has "gone off the deep end."

The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show
vox.com — Vox is a general interest news site for the 21st century. Its mission is simple: Explain the news. Politics, public policy, world affairs, pop culture, science, business, food, sports, and everything else that matters are part of our editorial ambit. Our goal is to move people from curiosity to understanding.

Ben Thompson on how to make it in the media in 2016

Ben Thompson on how to make it in the media in 2016
vox.com — "The most important article you write on your blog is the second article someone reads ... If that next article is also really good, then you've established something meaningful with that reader. You have the inkling of a relationship."

Sanders’s campaign manager previewed a very undemocratic strategy for the Democratic primary

Sanders’s campaign manager previewed a very undemocratic strategy for the Democratic primary
vox.com — There is, to say the least, a certain amount of tension between two of the arguments the Bernie Sanders campaign made today. First, Sanders blasted New York's primary for being closed to independents. "Today, 3 million people in the state of New York who are independents have lost their right to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary," Bernie Sanders said .

This is a terrifying chart for Republicans

This is a terrifying chart for Republicans
vox.com — Donald Trump looks increasingly likely to be the Republican nominee. Hillary Clinton looks increasingly likely to be the Democratic nominee. And Hillary Clinton looks increasingly likely to stomp Trump in a general election: As you can see on the chart, Clinton and Trump were about tied back in February.
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"I’m not saying there is a perfect browser—except for my dog, named Browser, that is." on.wsj.com/1W5muhK

May 03, 2016

So much irony to Ted Cruz admitting he's been lying about what he thought of Trump all this time: bit.ly/1W5kWUZ

May 03, 2016

I stand by my unstinting support of Iron Man: bit.ly/1Z83cGp

May 03, 2016

"policies aimed at preventing change typically just channel it in unexpected and sometimes undesired directions" bit.ly/1NjjBHs

May 03, 2016

RT @jbarro: As @LeonHWolf said, the problem with a "the bear will eat me last" strategy is eventually you get eaten by a bear. https://t.copic.twitter.com/QvOhneLJtiQvOhneLJti

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Drug offenses account for 21% of the prison population. Violent crimes account for 40%: bit.ly/1Z86M3w

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