The Calm Before the Storm
The presidential candidates are gearing up for the third round of the race tomorrow: the Nevada Democratic caucuses and the South Carolina GOP primary. Just when you thought the race couldn’t get any stranger, a feud unfolded between Donald Trump and Pope Francis. (Emma touched on the pontiff’s views on Zika and contraception.) And the fate of the Jeb! campaign is very uncertain after Governor Nikki Haley endorsed Marco Rubio.
The questions looming over the weekend: In a tight Democratic race, who will Latinos back? In South Carolina, how will Trump, who holds the lead, fare among evangelicals? We’ll be covering it live here.
In case you missed:
Christopher D. Cook making “the pragmatic case for Bernie Sanders.”
Andrew on the waves of political ads in Iowa, in the form of an arcade game.
Scalia Changes Robes for the Heavenly Kind
The deceased Justice laid in repose today at the Supreme Court’s Great Hall, ahead of his funeral tomorrow. Garrett Epps recognized Antonin Scalia’s “outsized legacy” and Jeffrey Rosen articulated “what made Scalia great.” Emma pondered what his death could mean for religious liberty while Charlotte Garden looked at the implications for public-sector unions. Garrett marveled at how Scalia’s death is causing “hysteria” among Republicans and Nora was forced to cover the conspiracy theories surrounding his death because the GOP frontrunner gave them life.
Saying Farewell to Harper Lee
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