Ranked-Choice Voting Will Be Used for June Primaries, Maine Supreme Court Rules (Jimmy)
The author writes, “The state’s highest court ruled Tuesday that a ballot-box law that moves Maine’s primary elections to a ranked-choice voting system should stand for the pending primary elections in June. The June 12 vote will be the first in the nation for a statewide use of ranked-choice voting system.”
Trump’s Lawyer Drops Libel Suits (Reader Steve)
President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen dropped libel suits against Buzzfeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS after the FBI raided his files. The libel suits were connected to the dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russian contacts.
Natalie Portman Pulls Out of ‘Israeli Nobel’ Award Ceremony (Dan)
The Jerusalem-born actress said her decision was due to the “recent distressing events,” and that she could not attend the ceremony “in good conscience.”
Blame Finance, Not Social Media, for the Death of News (Reader Steve)
At least the death of local news. This article details how a hedge fund can buy a local paper (in this case the Denver Post), saddle it with debt, cut staff, and eventually make the paper into a shell of what it once was.
Cuba’s New Mysterious Leader (Dan)
Raul Castro’s handpicked successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, will come to power as Cuba is undergoing radical changes. How he will deal with these changes is anyone’s guess.