Wiretap: The last, best chance for the #neverTrumpists to win

Last chance

The just-announced Cruz-Kasich alliance — Cruz challenges Trump in Indiana; Kasich challenges him in New Mexico and Oregon – may be one of the strangest moves in recent political history, and it could also be the last, best chance for the #neverTrumpists. Via The Washington Post.

Cohn head

You may not know this little piece of history, but Roy Cohn was once Donald Trump’s lawyer and also his mentor in shamelessness. Via The Guardian.

Could he?

The conventional wisdom is that if Trump does get the nomination, he can’t possibly win in November. James Antle at The Washington Examiner thinks he could. Well, someone has to.

Middle road

Bernie Sanders’ problem: His campaign is too strong to concede and too weak to win. So what to do? Via Politico.

Forgotten Fetterman

The man that Bernie Sanders forgot: Some liberals say Sanders has been reluctant to include them in his political revolution. The Philadelphia Daily News columnist Will Bunch cites one example: a Pennsylvania progressive running in the Democratic primary for a U.S. Senate seat.

Scrambled eggs

E.J. Dionne: Coalitions in both parties have been scrambled in the 2016 races, but especially by Trump, who has won among Republicans in New York and Massachusetts and Republicans in Arkansas and Alabama. Via The Washington Post.

New love

Harris Wofford: Finding love again at 70, this time with a man. Via The New York Times.

The Boss

Prince, in memoriam: Springsteen opens his show with Purple Rain. Via YouTube.

Sweet sorrow

ICYMI: This was the New York Times’ obit on William Shakespeare, written as it would have been if The Times were doing obits 400 years ago, in 1616. We shall not look upon his like again.

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