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Epic US Virgin Islands party meeting this weekend features guns, cops, plenty of Crazy and a delegate to the national convention thrown to the ground in a scuffle. Lauren has the story.

I mentioned before that Republican primary voters nationwide seem clearly against awarding the party's presidential nomination to someone who didn't get the most votes or delegates in the primaries and caucuses, regardless of who they support themselves. A new poll shows that 62% of Republicans say it would be "unacceptable" for the candidate who won the most votes not to get the nomination, if no candidate was able to clinch outright by getting to 1237 delegates.

There are two additional points worth noting about this new poll.

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Following up on my review of Pathfinders, I wanted to return to another book that I discussed a few years ago. This is actually a revised version of an earlier review. But I'm returning to it because this is another book that centers on this basic historical question of why did Europe dominate the last two or three centuries of global history. It is a fascinating question and one that is only now quite approachable as dominance of Europe and now North America's extension of Europe has begun to recede.

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Earlier this week, numerous pundits were suggesting that Donald Trump's presidential campaign was all but finished. A number claimed that unless Trump came into the convention with 1237+ delegates and secured the nomination on the first ballot, he was toast.

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11:00 PM: I'm not sure I've heard two candidates yell at each other at such a sustained clip for two full hours. And they're both over 65. That's stamina.

10:25 PM: What's Bernie Sanders' endgame here exactly? Did Senator Sanders watch what the Obama administration did on the Israeli/Palestinian front during its first term when Hillary Clinton was Secretary Clinton? This primal scream phase of Sanders campaign reminds me of Barney Frank's critique of Sanders as someone who spent all his time critiquing the inevitable compromises that go into actual passing laws rather than actually putting his shoulder on the back of the car and helping push.

10:34 PM: Sanders' surrogate ...

What's the endgame here exactly?

10:36 PM: It's notable that Sanders' proposals for single payer and free college education at public universities have barely been mentioned here tonight. It's now virtually all attacks on Clinton, in a lot of cases dumpster diving for phony issues.

10: 43 PM: Hillary now filibustering Bernie on his never-ending attempts to find an issue that he and Clinton disagree on.

10:51 PM: I will say that I find the question of who's a 'real Democrat' pretty lame. Track record of raising money and campaigning for Democrats, that's a bit different. But any thriving party is welcoming newcomers.

10:55 PM: Slaughtered in the Deep South, the most conservative part of the country, overwhelmingly with the votes of African American Democrats.

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