Wiretap: Jeb’s flopping at the polls but winning at the bank

Big money

Jeb! may not be doing as well as he hoped in the polls, but he’s winning the money race, and by a lot. A whole lot. He’s the Citizens United candidate, with a Super PAC that has raised over $100 million. Via The National Journal.

Burning flags

Eugene Robinson writes that South Carolina can’t rewrite its racist past, but it could do – and did — the right thing in taking down the racist flag. An emotional speech in the House debate clinched the vote. Via The Washington Post.

Blowhard

Peggy Noonan on Donald Trump, whom she calls a “blowhard,” but one with real, if limited, appeal: If he wins, he’s president. If he loses, he’s Donald Trump, only a little more famous. Via The Wall Street Journal.

Chilling case

The murder shaking San Francisco’s liberal soul. Via The Daily Beast.

Predictable puns

Weekend with Bernie – like you weren’t expecting that headline. Via Rolling Stone.

Second chances

The first chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, via The Guardian.

Synchronicity

This is the story everyone will be talking about – the switched up pair of identical twins from Bogata who were raised as a different pair of fraternal twins. Via The New York Times Magazine.

 

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