Once again, I am a terrorist: What I’m reading, March 5, 2016

Updated first with an additional story on the immunity granted in the Clinton email investigation and with election results, then second with a revised version of the New York Times story on the election results and a Politico story which assumes Bernie Sanders is no longer in the race to win.


The ever broader definition of terrorism

Paranoia knows no limits.

Sarah Lazare, “The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country,” Truthdig, March 4, 2016, http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_fbi_has_a_new_plan_to_spy_on_high_school_students_20160304


Donald Trump

Last-ditch attempts to stop Trump are backfiring badly. That includes Marco Rubio’s suggestion that Trump has small hands (and therefore . . .).

Joel Pett, San Francisco Chronicle, March 5, 2016, fair use.
Joel Pett, San Francisco Chronicle, March 5, 2016, fair use.

Stephen Dinan, “Donald Trump endorsers derided as ‘sellouts,’ ‘traitors’ and worse — by fellow Republicans,” Washington Times, March 3, 2016, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/3/donald-trump-endorsers-derided-as-sellouts-traitor/

Michael Barbaro, Ashley Parker, and Jonathan Martin, “Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump,” New York Times, March 4, 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/05/us/politics/donald-trump-republican-party.html

Bill Berkowitz, “Are Right-Wing Evangelicals True Christians or Just Another White Identity Cult?” Truthout, March 4, 2016, http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/are-evangelicals-true-christians-or-just-another-white-identity-cult

James Poniewozik, “A National Descent Into Trump’s Pants,” New York Times, March 4, 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/05/arts/television/a-national-descent-into-trumps-pants.html

Ben Fountain, “American crossroads: Reagan, Trump and the devil down south,” Guardian, March 5, 2016, http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/05/trump-reagan-nixon-republican-party-racism

Ben Kamisar, “How the GOP could stop Trump at the convention,” Hill, March 5, 2016, http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/271877-how-the-gop-could-stop-trump-at-the-convention


Hillary Clinton

Michael Ramirez Washington Times, March 5, 2016, fair use.
Michael Ramirez, Washington Times, March 5, 2016, fair use.

Max Lewontin, “Clinton staffer given immunity in e-mail inquiry: sign of charges to come?” Christian Science Monitor, March 3, 2016, http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2016/0303/Clinton-staffer-given-immunity-in-e-mail-inquiry-sign-of-charges-to-come-video

Valerie Richardson, “Pagliano’s immunity deal could indicate grand jury probe into Clinton email server,” Washington Times, March 3, 2016, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/3/brian-paglianos-immunity-deal-could-indicate-hilla/

Katie Bo Williams and Cory Bennett, “Immunity deal raises stakes in Clinton email investigation,” Hill, March 3, 2016, http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/271718-immunity-deal-raises-stakes-in-clinton-email-investigation


The Horse Race

Benjamin Wallace-Wells, “No One Here Can Save the G.O.P.,” New Yorker, March 4, 2016, http://www.newyorker.com/news/benjamin-wallace-wells/no-one-here-can-save-the-g-o-p

David Smith, “Hillary Clinton v Donald Trump: the looming battle for the soul of America,” Guardian, March 5, 2016, http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/05/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-gereral-election-battle-american-future

Annie Karni, “Bernie bogs down Hillary,” Politico, March 5, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/democratic-primaries-2016-bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-220314

Jonathan Martin, “Cruz Keeps Up Pressure on Trump; Sanders Takes 2 on ‘Super Saturday,’” New York Times, March 5, 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/06/us/politics/primary-elections.html

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