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8:50 AM ET, March 31, 2014

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Tom Boggioni / The Raw Story:
Judge: Probation for du Pont heir in daughter rape because ‘he would not fare well’ in prison  —  A Superior Court judge who sentenced an heir to the du Pont fortune to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter wrote in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and suggested …
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Judge said du Pont heir ‘will not fare well’ in prison  —  A Superior Court judge who sentenced a wealthy du Pont heir to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter noted in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and needed treatment instead of time behind bars, court records show.
Discussion: Liberaland and FreakOutNation
Justin Gillis / New York Times:
Panel's Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come  —  YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world's oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control.
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Little time left to turn down the world's heat, U.N. says
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Record volume for O-Care exchanges  —  The federal health insurance marketplace saw record volume for a Saturday, and operators at the federal call centers struggled to keep up with the volume of calls as consumers flooded the ObamaCare exchanges ahead of Monday's enrollment deadline.
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Dems try to keep hope alive with ACA mantra  —  The White House's announcement that more than 6 million people have enrolled in Obamacare falls short of the previous prediction of 7 million.  —  But the rebound after last fall's website disaster is more proof for the White House of what it's been telling nervous Democrats: Have faith.
Juan Williams / The Hill:
O-Care perception bests reality  —  Last week, in the run-up to Monday's deadline for enrolling in ObamaCare, I called one of the few people with a hand in designing both the Affordable Care Act and the Massachusetts healthcare reform plan signed into law in 2006 by then-Gov. Mitt Romney (R).
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
Other People's Pathologies  —  Over the past week or so, Jonathan Chait and I have enjoyed an ongoing debate over the rhetoric the president employs when addressing African Americans.  Here is my initial installment, Chait's initial rebuttal, my subsequent reply, and Chait's latest riposte.
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Michael Lewis / New York Times:
An Adaptation From ‘Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,’ by Michael Lewis  —  Before the collapse of the U.S. financial system in 2008, Brad Katsuyama could tell himself that he bore no responsibility for that system.  He worked for the Royal Bank of Canada, for a start.
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Leslie H. Gelb / The Daily Beast:
Obama Must Show He'll Use Military Means to Deter Russia in Ukraine  —  To deter Putin and other aggressors, diplomatic and economic slaps are not enough; the U.S. needs a military dimension.  —  Don't pop the champagne corks just yet because Vladimir Putin phoned Barack Obama to pursue diplomacy on Ukraine and environs.
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Kerry: Russia supports finding a diplomatic solution to crisis in Ukraine
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New York Times:
Blind to the System's Ingenuity and Ability to Reinvent  —  I have long thought that Marx's fixation on the labor theory of value made his technical economic analyses of little worth.  Marx was dead certain for ontological reasons that exchange-value was created by human socially-necessary labor …
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Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Inside the Koch-Funded Ads Giving Dems Fits  —  In one of the ads Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has put on the air this year, a thirtysomething actress stands against a white backdrop and looks into the camera.  “People don't like political ads,” she says plaintively.  “I don't like them either.
Jim Miller / Sacramento Bee:
Leland Yee's campaign debt at root of criminal behavior, authorities allege  —  In more than a decade of campaigns for the California Legislature, San Francisco mayor and secretary of state, state Sen. Leland Yee raised in excess of $5 million.  Yet it was a campaign debt only a fraction …
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Hopes Frustrated, Many Latinos Reject the Ballot Box Altogether  —  AURORA, Colo. — As the weather warms, Lizeth Chacon is anticipating a new season of registering Latino voters — yet dreading experiences like one late last year, when she came upon a skate park full of older teenagers.
 
 
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