Wiretap: Donald Trump would cancel Paris climate accord

Bad energy

Donald Trump lays out his energy plan in a North Dakota speech: More fossil fuels, fewer environmental rules and a pledge to “cancel the Paris climate accord.” Via The New York Times.

Death sentence

When Dylann Roof murdered nine black people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last year, the president and the nation were awed by the public display of forgiveness by the families of the victims. “How strange it is,” writes Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic, “to see that same administration, and these good people, who once saluted the forgiveness of Roof, presently endorse his killing.”

Starr players

Call it irony or karma or whatever, but Kenneth Starr loses his job as president of Baylor University after a report charged his administration with looking the other way when Baylor football players were accused, and sometimes convicted, of sexual assault. Via The New York Times.

17 words

The 17 words that spelled trouble for Hillary Clinton in the inspector general’s report. Via The New Yorker.

Goodbye revolution

Molly Ball on the trail with the Sanders campaign: This is how a revolution ends. Via The Atlantic.

Easy win

Paul Manafort, Trump’s top adviser, tells Howard Fineman of a Trump-Clinton matchup: “This is not a hard race.” Via The Huffington Post.

Shame, shame

Vince Foster’s sister writes in an op-ed for The Washington Post: “Donald Trump should be ashamed.”

Even worse

Political analyst Amy Walter explains why the general election is so much different from the primaries. And then explains why this coming election will leave us more polarized than ever. Via The Cook Political Report.

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