What We’re Reading: a daily round-up of quick hits, clips, and opinion pieces touching on key issues of democracy, justice, liberty and national security.
Is a “joint fundraising committee” the way for presidential candidates to raise money? The Washington Post’s T.W. Farnam compares the fundraising strategies of President Obama and Geroge W. Bush.
The New York Times reports on a new strategy to prevent violent extremism, released by the White House yesterday. See this Brennan Center report on radicalization.
Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic discusses the most suprising development of the recent Supreme Court term: Elena Kagan’s “emergence as an eloquent voice.”
Open Secrets interviews Trevor Potter on campaign finance.
Associated Press: “A federal judge has ruled that former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former US military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq.”
After giving a $1 million undisclosed donation to a pro-Mitt Romney political organization, W Spann LLC dissolved a few months later.