Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
Moons: Poll — 61% of Likely Voters: No More Investigations of Trump After Mueller Report
“Of the 1,000 likely voters Rasmussen surveyed from March 25-26, 61 percent said it is time for congressional Democrats to move on to other issues and away from searching for evidence of collusion between Trump associates and Russia. This comes after Attorney General Bill Barr released a letter to Congress summarizing the findings of Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.”
Morrissey: Brexit madness: Will Parliament vote to let May quit?
“Just how crazy has Brexit driven the British political system? Usually, prime ministers resign when their agenda fails. Theresa May has now formally offered to resign if her Brexit deal passes — and her majority coalition likely still won’t be able to confirm it: Theresa May has played her final desperate card to tame the Brexit rebels in her warring party, by promising to sacrifice her premiership if they back her twice-rejected Brexit deal. The beleaguered prime minister, whose authority has been shattered by the double rejection of her deal and the humiliation of a delay to Brexit day, made the offer to Tory backbenchers at a packed meeting in parliament. … May told her party’s backbench 1922 Committee: . . .”
Solomon: Trump-Russia collusion did affect an American election — the one in 2018
“Now that we know for sure that special counsel Robert Mueller , the U.S. intelligence community and Republicans on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees found no evidence that President Trump conspired with Russia to hijack the 2016 election, it is worth stepping back and evaluating the electoral impact of one of the greatest faux scandals in history. Before doing that, though, let’s summarize what we now know about the origins of the investigation. […] In all, more than 530,000 stories were written between May 2017 and this month about a Trump-Russia investigation that, ultimately, found no collusion. The earned media impact of that negative coverage likely would have cost billions of dollars if a Democratic candidate had tried to buy such coverage. But the news media provided it free of charge, . . . […] As the “Impeach Trump” machine raged with fuel provided by Democrats and an errant media, a funny thing happened: More than three dozen Republican incumbents in Congress announced they were retiring in 2018, leaving the GOP with a gaping hole in the House that Democrats exploited.”