Trump Takes Michigan: Panic, Corbyn On the Loose

What I’m listening to. 

R. Strauss: Concerto For Oboe And Small Orchestra In D Major - 3. Vivace - Allegro

Michigan is huge.

Donald J. Trump won the Republican primaries in Michigan and Mississippi

According to The Associated Press, while Hillary Clinton beat Senator Bernie Sanders in Mississippi’s Democratic primary.

Related.

Christian Science Monitor -- Why Michigan matters [ed] so much for Trump

The Michigan primary could [was] be a key test, especially for Republicans vying for the nomination.

Opps.

Washington Post -- George Will: Michigan matters: Trump unlikely to 'Cruz' to easy primary victory

George Will: Michigan matters: Trump unlikely to 'Cruz' to easy primary victory.

The Left loves Trump’s anti-globalization message.

Guardian -- Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here's why

Let us now address the greatest American mystery at the moment: what motivates the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump?

Meanwhile.

Independent -- Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock warns Jeremy Corbyn he cannot lead if his party will not back him

Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock warned Mr Corbyn that he cannot lead the party effectively if he is unable to persuade a 'large share' of Labour MPs to back him.

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