Even as President Obama flies to Cuba, dissidents were being arrested — as if in a direct challenge to the effort to mend relationships with the country. But for most Cubans, the first visit from an American president in nine decades is something to celebrate. Via The New York Times.
Inside the Republicans’ 100-day plan to push out Donald Trump. Via The New York Times. The Clinton game plan to beat Trump: Let’s just say it looks a lot different from the Republican game plan. Democrats say they will take Trump seriously from the beginning. Via The Washington Post.
Trump has a different game plan for his speech tonight to AIPAC (American-Israel Public Affairs Committee). He’s using a script and his aides promise the speech will actually contain substance. At least one thing remains the same: There will be protests. Via Politico (and our own Eli Stokols).
In The Atlantic, Molly Ball writes of what she calls the final stage of Republican grief. But when it comes to the Donald, there may be much more grieving to come.
New gig, old news
Jim Rutenberg writes his first media column for The New York Times (he replaces the late, great David Carr). His topic comes as no surprise: Trump and the media’s codependent relationship with him.
Two Newton parents write in a Washington Post op-ed that Bernie Sanders was wrong about their lawsuit.
According to a study by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project: After Texas laws closed down half of the state’s abortion clinics, clients had to travel four times farther to get an abortion. Via Vox.
A long read via George Packer at The New Yorker: Tunisia’s Revolution was the inspiration for the Arab Spring. How did it become the leading exporter of jihadis?
Long read: The rise and stall of Marco Rubio. What comes next. Via Alex Leary at The Tampa Bay Times.
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