Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Good morning! Let’s start the day with a slow clap for today’s offering from the AJC’s Pulitzer-winning political cartoonist, Mike Luckovich.

And now, the rest of the Reads:

  • This Tom Friedman column is nearly a week old, but I’ve been dying to share it since last week, mainly because of this perfect paragraph:

Donald Trump is running against pluralism. Bernie Sanders shows zero interest in entrepreneurship and says the Wall Street banks that provide capital to risk-takers are involved in “fraud,” and Ted Cruz speaks of our government in the same way as the anti-tax zealot Grover Norquist, who says we should shrink government “to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.” (Am I a bad person if I hope that when Norquist slips in that bathtub and has to call 911, no one answers?)

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Noway2016
Noway2016

“But, but, but, but…I was only talking about a hypothetical!” What a complete moron…THIS is the alternative to Hillary after the indictment! Karma….
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/biden-walks-back-1992-supreme-court-remark/article/2583910

chefdavid
chefdavid

The ten most boring cities in Georgia? What they haven’t been to Trenton. http://www.roadsnacks.net/these-are-the-10-most-boring-cities-in-georgia/

Charlie
Charlie

Yesterday I wrote about some efforts to exert control over the Board of Regents. While many of the expressed reasons are about the budget and tuition costs, episodes like the one in the following link are another reason why many conservatives are taking a renewed look at taxpayer support for the ivory towers of academia:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2016/02/23/conservative-writer-ben-shapiro-banned-from-csula-n2123430

xdog
xdog

Here’s an interesting read on the history of states splitting their ticket by voting for a donk presidential nominee and a goper Senate candidate in the same cycle.

“. . . 18 states have never voted for a Democratic presidential nominee and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in the same cycle including five potential battlegrounds in 2016: Arizona, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. . . . By contrast only one state has never split its ticket in the opposite way: backing the GOP nominee for president and a Democrat for U.S. Senate (Kansas).”

http://editions.lib.umn.edu/smartpolitics/2016/02/21/top-of-the-ticket-woes-for-2016-republican-controlled-us-senate-seats/

auh2o
auh2o

Does anybody wonder how many votes trump just got after promising to indict Hillaey?

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Trump: Prosecuting Hillary Clinton “Certainly Something We’re Going To Look At”

That certainly changes my position. I’m for Trump. 😎

Noway2016
Noway2016

Senate says no hearings for Lame Duck Justice! Do I hear the bones crackling in the form of a spine?!