It looks like California is volunteering to become a statewide laboratory on minimum-wage economics. A deal has been made to raise the wage to $15 by 2022 — it’s $10 now — and no one is certain what happens next. Via The Washington Post.
In Pakistan, after the terrorist bombing, lives are “shattered into pieces.” At least 72 are dead and 341 injured. Via The New York Times.
North Carolina and the gay rights backlash: In case you were wondering, the fight isn’t over yet. Via The New Yorker.
Gov. Nathan Deal vetoes Georgia’s anti-gay-rights bill. And you can guess how that goes down in certain Republican quarters. In The National Review, they call it “craven capitulation.”
As Donald Trump gets ever closer to the GOP nomination, the Republican establishment gets ever closer to panic. Could Republicans lose the Senate? Maybe. Could Republicans lose the House? Unthinkable. But maybe. Via The New York Times.
If you’re surprised to read that Trump thinks Japan and South Korea should become nuclear powers, just imagine how they feel about it there. Try bewilderment. Via The Washington Post.
Suddenly Cruz and Kasich aren’t so certain they’d back Trump if he wins the nomination. They’re not saying they wouldn’t, but they’re no longer saying they definitely would. Via Real Clear Politics.
Jill Abramson, writing for The Guardian, writes that despite what you may have heard, Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest. She does have some other problems, though.
The Sanders team says they have solved the complicated math problem of their delegate deficit. They’re not quite ready, however, to show their work. Via Politico.
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