The Trump reality show has turned violent. The protestors are now out in force. Yes, the Donald has lit a fire and now the question is whether it can be contained. Via The Washington Post.
“Get ’em out” has replaced “You’re fired” in the Trumpian lexicon. And now that Trump wants protesters locked up, Trump has moved on, in a Kansas City rally, to “Arrest her. Arrest her.” Via The New York Times.
Why did Trump decide to run? Because, The New York Times discovers, he was tired of being a punch line. In which case, yes, you really can blame Obama.
Trump says whoever is at fault for the clashes at his rallies — and, for now, he’s blaming Bernie Sanders — the fault does not lie with him. Via Chris Cillizza at The Washington Post.
The National Review is so afraid of the Donald that it endorses Ted Cruz for president.
Here’s a shocker, via The Atlantic: Even Sarah Palin knows more about policy than Donald Trump.
Silence equals death
The best explanation for Hillary Clinton’s misremembering gaffe on AIDS and the Reagans is that, back in the ’80s, she was part of the Democratic establishment that also wasn’t very involved. Via Vox.
The Guardian went looking for some Sanders supporters who would vote for Trump if it were Trump-Clinton — and actually found some.
What happens in a contested convention? Amy Davidson provides a history lesson and notes that, in some cases, the first 100 ballots are the hardest. Via The New Yorker.
Thomas Frank’s view from the left: The Clinton presidency was odious. Via Salon.
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