SARATOGA, California (Reuters) – Teenagers who share sexually explicit images of others on the Internet to harass them could soon face tougher punishment under California legislation proposed on Friday, spurred by the suicide of a teen after images of her sexual assault were circulated to other students.
Ana Marie Cox, The Guardian
The Conservative Political Action Conference has gotten more conservative. It hasn’t moved to the right, exactly – there’s not a lot of room remaining on the visible spectrum – but it’s definitely gotten more sedate. A little more self-contained, a lot more self-conscious, and maybe even a bit serious.
Scott Conroy, RealClearPolitics
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — For three days this week, the center of the action in the burgeoning 2016 Republican presidential race is not anywhere near a dusty Iowa cornfield or a jam-packed New Hampshire diner. Instead, a hotel ballroom at a sprawling waterfront development outside Washington, D.C., is ground zero.
Eight of the 10 most talked about potential contenders have already spoken at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference here. Each of them was vying to leave a lasting impression with the thousands of activists on hand, most of whom will play key roles in determining who…
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Idaho lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure allowing concealed guns to be carried onto university and college campuses.
Paul Krugman, New York Times
Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue. So when you see something like the current scramble by Republicans to declare their deep concern for America’s poor, it’s a good sign, indicating a positive change in social norms. Goodbye, sneering at the 47 percent; hello, fake compassion.
Michael Gerson, RealClearPolitics
WASHINGTON — With the facts on the ground now established in Crimea — several thousand facts in the form of Russian troops — the question now becomes: Will sustained economic, political and military isolation of Russia work? Will it reverse Vladimir Putin’s adventurism and deter future aggression?
Here there is a recent historical precedent. President Obama’s “reset” with Russia was designed to end the economic, political and military isolation of Putin’s Russia after the invasion of Georgia in 2008. Russia did not keep the terms of the cease-fire ending that conflict. But Obama was…