Wiretap: Obama walks a tightrope picking Scalia’s successor
Obama has a long list of options in choosing whom to nominate for Scalia’s Supreme Court seat. Whichever way he goes – Loretta Lynch, anyone? How about Elizabeth Warren? — there is also a long list of possible pitfalls for Democrats and Republicans alike. Via The New York Times.
Kathleen Parker: Republicans are playing with fire by saying the Supreme Court vacancy should stay vacant until a new president is chosen. There’s an easier path, she writes. Just ask what would Scalia do. Via The Washington Post.
The National Review’s take on Chuck Schumer’s 2007 speech on ratifying Supreme Court justices: Just ignore anything I said.
Is Hillary really that much more electable than Bernie? The race to be the Democratic nominee may depend on the answer. Via The Observer.
If you get past all the shouting and the bigotry and the sexism and the xenophobia, you can hear Trump’s critique of the American capitalist system. At times, he sounds a lot like Sanders. Via The New Yorker.
Why a vote for Bernie Sanders is a vote for Donald Trump. Via The Daily Beast.
Trump confuses Barack Obama for Ben Carson. Politico says he can’t keep his Midwesterners straight.
The Donald is a late-night comic’s nightmare. Trump riffs. He goads. He works blue. How do you top that? Via The New York Times.
This may not surprise you, but if you do the numbers on Ted Cruz’s tax plan — as the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center has — you’ll find that it’s the most radical, 1-percenter-friendly plan of them all. Via Vox.
In attempting to persuade anti-vaxxers to vaccinate their children, it might help to know that they’re not stupid. Via The Atlantic.
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