What will the Boston Marathon bomber’s jury look like? What we know is that those jurors who will be selected from a pool of 1,200 prospective candidates will be required to separate their feelings as members of an attacked community from their duty to render a fair verdict. Via the New Yorker.
Obama finished strong in 2014, but 2015 will be his year of reaction. Via the National Journal.
Two questions for Jeb Bush: Does running to the right help in the primary campaign? Does running to the right in a primary campaign hurt you in the general election? According to the Upshot column in the New York Times, the answers are no and no.
Why the NYPD turned its back on the city: It doesn’t seem to matter that policing is actually safer than it has been for many years. Via Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Atlantic.
Jim Webb and the Democrats’ white-man problem. Via the Washington Post.
The new Congress, same as the old Congress: 80 percent white, 80 percent male, 92 percent Christian. Via the Washington Post.
Putin’s Washington: Money — even lots and lots of money — can’t seem to buy him any love. Via Politico.
Professors upset when health care reform comes to Harvard. Via the New York Times.
Vox explains the freak-out.