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Free College Now! Why Hillary Clinton Needs to Run With Bernie Sanders’s Best Idea

thedailybeast.com — The conventional wisdom in the wake of the New York primary is that it's all over on the Democratic side and the November election is nearly a done deal, too. Barring a stroke or indictment, it's President Clinton. Again. This fails to take account of the craziness of presidential politics in general and of 2016 in particular.

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz Drag U.S. Into Third World. Meet the Banana Republicans.

thedailybeast.com — With John Kasich abandoned even by establishment figures like Jeb Bush (for Ted Cruz) and Rudy Giuliani (who says he's likely to go for Donald Trump) the GOP standard bearer this year will almost certainly be one of two loathsome wannabe strongmen-a Banana Republican, and I don't mean someone shopping for khakis.

Donald Trump Is Too Poor to Be President

thedailybeast.com — With any luck, Donald Trump's bigotry, demagoguery and all-around unsuitability for high office will eventually prevent him from becoming president. But he may face an even bigger obstacle: His money, or lack thereof. Strange as it sounds, Trump doesn't have the money necessary to run a successful general election campaign against the Democratic nominee.

Jonathan Alter: The Most Important Discussion at SXSW Edu? ‘Changemaker Education’

the74million.org — We all know that education- like most fields - is afflicted with jargon and fads and there was plenty of both at this year's South By Southwest Education Conference and Festival. But occasionally a truly important idea for remaking schools is barely visible beneath the verbiage.

Bloomberg Will Not Run for President

Here’s How Michael Bloomberg Becomes President

thedailybeast.com — I hear from sources close to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that he will almost certainly run for president as an independent if Republicans nominate Donald Trump and Democrats nominate Bernie Sanders. With Hillary Clinton's victory in the Nevada caucuses, the latter is increasingly unlikely but still plausible, as is Bloomberg's election.

Kasich Will Skip S.C. on Primary Day

Can John Kasich Pull Off a Surprise in New Hampshire?

thedailybeast.com — In New Hampshire, surprises on primary day are the norm. That's because the place remains full of choosy voters who are famously undecided until they've actually met all of the candidates personally. And of course the Granite State includes a small but relevant share of independents who genuinely can't make a decision between, say, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Jonathan Alter: You’ll miss him when he’s gone

nydailynews.com — I had one overwhelming thought watching President Barack Obama give his final State of the Union Address: We're gonna miss this guy. We'll miss his graceful style and an undervalued record of achievement that - with a year to go - has already put him in the ranks of fine American Presidents.

Rushing Toward a Legacy

politico.com — Barack Obama is a basketball aficionado who likes to say that games are often decided in the fourth quarter. And today, midway through the last quarter of his presidency, Obama has no intention of running out the clock; instead he's putting on a full-court press for a bold and historic legacy.
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Apr 29, 2016

Impt critique for all reformers to read. And traditionalists should read "Ponderosa" reply. Schools MUST do both. twitter.com/aagabor/status…

Apr 29, 2016

Phil Knight Made A Pair Of Nikes Just For Stephen youtu.be/qTQMi-CBcMg via @YouTube The ultimate fantasy gift.

Apr 29, 2016

Bobby Knight Praises Trump: He'll 'Have The Guts To Drop The Bomb' Yup. Which voters want that on conscience? talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bobby…

Apr 28, 2016

Trump’s head-spinning and secret plans for foreign policy - The Washington Post @FareedZakaria nails it. washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump…

Apr 28, 2016

Trump In '93 On Dating:"The Equivalent Of Soldier Going To Vietnam” buzzfeed.com/natemcdermott/… via @BuzzFeedNews Paging Viet vets. Cool w/this?

Apr 28, 2016

The Trump Doctrine: Make America Guess Again - The Daily Beast. Good @timmak takedown of Trump foreign policy talk thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/…

Apr 28, 2016

Trump running to Hillary's non-interventionist left on foreign policy. But his taunts would lead to war in first 100 days. Maybe with MexicoTrump running to Hillary's non-interventionist left on foreign policy. But his taunts would lead to war in first 100 days. Maybe with Mexico

Apr 28, 2016

Boehner:Ted Cruz Is ‘Lucifer in the Flesh’.Tell us what you really think, JB. Some epithets live forever. Like this. thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/…


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