Wiretap: SCOTUS tie means millions of immigrants lose

Big loss

After oral arguments Monday on Obama’s immigration plan, it looks like it could well be a 4-4 tie at the short-handed Supreme Court. A tie in this case would be a loss for as many as 4 million undocumented immigrants. Via The New York Times.

Coming chaos

Milbank: The court has two choices on immigration. Chaos and more chaos. Via The Washington Post.

Primaries ending

The New York primaries seem to be ready to end exactly where the campaigns began — with Trump and Clinton in the lead. Via The New Yorker.

No movement

There is no Bernie Sanders movement, writes Jamelle Bouie in Slate. It’s just another progressive challenge in a Democratic primary. It’s just that Bernie is doing it better.

Where is she?

Hillary was nowhere to be seen in the fight for $15. Via The Nation.

No savings

The secret shame of the American middle class: Many, if not most, are living paycheck to paycheck. Via The Atlantic.

Cheap power

How cheap does solar energy need to get before it takes over the world? Via Vox.

Cat pictures

On Pulitzer day, Jack Shafer explains why exploding watermelons and other click bait won’t destroy journalism. All you have to do is look into the history of The New York Times and cats. Via Politico.

The winners

The Pulitzer list. Via The New York Times.

 

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