Wiretap: Does America want Mark Zuckerberg for president?

Normal America

Jim Vandehei, from the center of the Washington establishment, spends a little time in “Normal America” and decides what Americans want is a third-party candidate like Mark Zuckerberg or Sheryl Sandberg. It’s the story that’s lighting up Twitter, but not in a good way. Via The Wall Street Journal.

#NeverTrump?

Does the Cruz-Kasich alliance have any chance of working? Not much, writes Eugene Robinson in The Washington Post. The #neverTrump movement is more, he says, like the  #prettypleasenotTrump movement. The New York Times, meanwhile, says that hours after it was announced it was “already fraying almost to the point of irrelevance.”

Lessons to learn

The National Review wonders what lessons Republicans will take from defeat – if that’s the way it turns out – in 2016.

Demographic disaster

At The Washington Post, Chris Cillizza offers his lesson in one chart – and if you’re a Republican, the looming demographic disaster is not very pretty.

Senate races

The Democratic primaries to watch in Pennsylvania and Maryland may not be the ones for president. In the Senate races, Democratic challengers are taking on the Washington establishment. Via Politico.

Last stand

Harry Reid has one last Nevada power play in mind, writes Jon Ralston in Politico: to swing the entire state back to the Democratic column.

Don’t worry

Democrats need to stop worrying about Sanders’ criticisms of Clinton, writes Brian Beutler. Compared to previous primaries, including the 2008 race between Clinton and Obama, it’s just so much beanbag. Via The New Republic.

Voting rights

A federal district court judge upholds a sweeping North Carolina election law that rolled back early voting and same-day registration and enforced tougher voter ID rules. Via The New York Times.

Iran deal

Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif sits down with with The New Yorker to discuss the fraying nuclear deal, U.S.-Iran relations and holocaust cartoons.

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