FROM Ryan Lizza
President Obama Opens a Door to Cuba More than 50 years after the US ended diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Obama made history today — renewing ties that were ended before he was born. There have been 18 months of secret negotiations, ended by a phone call with Raoul Castro, the President of Cuba. The Administration will open an embassy in Havana, ask Congress to end the trade embargo and use other means to improve Cuba's human rights record. We hear how the deal came about, the role of Pope Francis, and sample political reaction.
Jeb Bush Explores Running in 2016 Political pundits have been taking another look at the "inevitability" of Hillary Clinton as the next Democratic presidential nominee. She has still not given a signal, despite urging from supporters and contributors. Now Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida and the brother and son of former presidents, has become the first major player to indicate he’ll "actively explore" a run for the White House. We handicap the likely candidates from both parties.
Reporting on Rape A Rolling Stone magazine story about rape on campus led the University of Virginia to suspend fraternities. Since then, the article has become a sensation as much for what it got wrong as for what it reported. How should “sexual misconduct” be defined by journalists, college administrators and the law?