The Clinton Foundation, now that Hillary is officially running for president, will still take foreign money, but only from the good guys – the really good guys. As Amy Davidson points out in The New Yorker, “British funds” beat “Saudi cash” every time. But can “nice” countries still be corrupt?
You’d think an improving economy would be a good thing for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. Amy Walter writes in The Cook Report: maybe and maybe not. The polls show that many people don’t think their personal economic health is improving – or that government can do much about it.
Elisabeth Rosen goes to Vietnam for the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon to see how the winners – the North Vietnamese – see the war. If Americans see it all as part of the Cold War, the North Vietnamese see it as a long, long war going back to the fight against the French for independence. Via The Atlantic.
Kansas prohibits welfare recipients from seeing movies or going to the swimming pool on the state’s dime. But don’t worry. According to The Wichita Eagle, the poor can still use that money to buy guns. Via The Washington Post.
With all the problems facing the United States, lawmakers are fretting about Doug Hughes, the gyrocopter pilot who flew his rig onto the White House lawn. Via The New York Times.
Which workers are most likely to suffer from depression? It’s not the bosses. It’s the grunts. Factory workers and service workers top the list. Via Slate.
The Vatican finally backed down in a two year struggle to take charge of American nuns. The efforts were started by Pope Benedict XVI, but Francis just swooped in to give power back to the sisters. Via The New York Times.
What if our presidential candidates took high fashion seriously? Via Slate.
May the Force…
Star Wars fans rejoice. Star Wars: The Force Awakens just released a new trailer.
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