Thursday, March 17, 2016

Morning Coffee (3/17/16)

Here's a primer on Merrick Garland, President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

I know we've all been distracted by craziness HERE but the situation in Brazil is not good.

Putin didn’t win the Syrian war for Assad. He restored it to a stalemate.

If we're treating Ted Cruz as some sort of less terrible alternative, let's make sure we're clear on his potential issues with separation of church and state.

"Yet here we are, with an eminently qualified woman running for president — a former criminal defense lawyer and advocate for children’s rights, the first female partner at her law firm, the first female chair of the Legal Services Corp., a former senator, a former secretary of state, a liberal by any fair measure — and she just may lose the nomination to a 70-year-old white man who has been in politics for 35 years and yet somehow brands himself an outsider versus Clinton’s establishment candidacy. The truth is that the now coveted outsider status in politics is the status quo for women in male-dominated professions. But for women, it’s nearly always a detriment. Outsider status as an advantage is a privilege reserved largely for men."

Remember when Bernie Sanders was against superdelegates until he decided maybe they could overturn the will of the people in his favor?

WELP: Two Trump delegates with ‘foreign’ names underperform in Illinois

It says a lot about our current political situation that I read this headline and thought "literal barricades?"

Oh: Sheriff says rape kits are irrelevant because most rape accusations are false

Read this: Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines

And then this: "Libertarian but very pro-government": the distinctive ideology of Silicon Valley

Heh: Ayn Rand Writes Torch Songs

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