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The Upset in Indiana

The Upset in Indiana
wsj.com — Bye-kus for Ted Cruz and John Kasich The Senate's lion Had no interest in getting Intimate with rats God wants Ohio To spend more on Medicaid That's enough for Him The Upset in Indiana "Bernie Sanders Declares War on Reality," declared the headline of a Monday column by the Boston Globe's Michael Cohen: Instead of coming to grips with the overwhelming evidence that Democratic primary voters prefer Hillary Clinton be the party's 2016 presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders...

No More Mr. Nice Guy

No More Mr. Nice Guy
wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. How Trump became the unlikely conservative champion. Yesterday's column, on the advance recriminations for Donald Trump's hypothetical defeat in November, prompts this observation from reader Stuart Creque: "They say the greatest lie the devil ever told was convincing the world he doesn't exist.

Who Lost 2016? - WSJ

Who Lost 2016? - WSJ
wsj.com — Never let it be said that conservatives are preoccupied with the past. A lively debate has broken out among commentators on the right over who is to blame for Donald Trump's defeat at the hands of inevitable Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton-a defeat that will not happen, if it does, for more than six months.

Prince’s Legacy, and Trump’s

Prince’s Legacy, and Trump’s
wsj.com — Now my advice for those who die Declare the pennies on your eyes Cos I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman And you're working for no one but me Taxman! -George Harrison Harrison didn't know the half of it.

The Opposite of Reagan

The Opposite of Reagan
wsj.com — "Eight years after the financial crisis, unemployment is at 5 percent, deficits are down and G.D.P. is growing," declares the subheadline of an Andrew Ross Sorkin story in the forthcoming New York Times magazine. "Why do so many voters feel left behind? The president has a theory." We have a theory, too.

Trump Shatters the Glass Ceiling

Trump Shatters the Glass Ceiling
wsj.com — If there was a ceiling on Donald Trump's support, as many observers supposed there was, it was made of glass and he shattered it last night. Before last week's New York primary, Trump had not exceeded 50% of the vote in a single state primary or caucus.

Smug Alert - WSJ

Smug Alert - WSJ
wsj.com — "What's the matter with Kansas?" writes Emmett Rensin at the young-adult site Vox, who then provides the following answer: The trouble is that stupid hicks don't know what's good for them. They're getting conned by right-wingers and tent revivalists until they believe all the lies that've made them so wrong.

Let’s Make a Deal

Let’s Make a Deal
wsj.com — If you'd told us early last summer that the final three candidates for the Republican presidential nomination would be Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, we'd probably have wondered what you were smoking. The latest news made us wonder for a moment what we were smoking.

Noah's Shark - WSJ

Noah's Shark - WSJ
wsj.com — Back in April, we noted an op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times by one David K. Shipler, an expert on adjectival racism. In his view, pretty much any adjective is a few degrees of separation from a racial slur, and thus one should exercise extreme caution when modifying Barack Obama in a sentence.

Anyone Can Be the Nominee!

Anyone Can Be the Nominee!
wsj.com — HOLLYWOOD, Fla.-The Trump campaign reception at the Republican National Committee's spring meeting here was closed to the media, but the message got out anyway, as the Associated Press reports: [Donand] Trump's newly hired senior aide, Paul Manafort, made the case to Republican National Committee members that Trump has two personalities: one in private and one onstage.
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May 05, 2016

"Ideas have consequences." Nothing happened. Hypothesis disproven.

May 04, 2016

What's really sad is they spend their lives composing, then die and start decomposing. twitter.com/KJTorrance/sta…

May 04, 2016

If fish had bicycles, they could work off their anxiety by taking a ride. pic.twitter.com/zswz91jWVL

May 04, 2016

The most important Swiss chef of all time is one of the least known. #FeelTheBern


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