Former Maryland Governor O'Malley: Presidency "not some crown" families should share (Chicago Tribune).
Did Nazi doctor Josef Mengele produce any useful medical research (The Straight Dope)?
Global climate change: Antarctica hits highest temp recorded - 63 F (CNBC).
Watch: A nun gives a tea partier a lesson on poverty wages & corporate welfare (Occupy Democrats).
The fight in the fields: Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers' struggle (PBS).
10 things you may not know about Cesar Chavez (Mother Nature Network).
Cesar Chavez (History Channel).
Cesar Chavez' quiet yet complicated approach to leadership (Time).
[Late Addition] Cesar Chavez Celebration with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (USDA / Flickr).
INDIANA BACKLASH NOTES
Labor union becomes first to pull conference from Indiana (Indy Star).
Indiana's anti-gay law prompts thousands of businesses to stand up for diversity (Huffington Post).
Wilco exercises its religious freedom to not play in Indiana (AV Club).
WE'RE NOT A DEMOCRACY, WE'RE AN OLIGARCHY
Why the House of Representatives doesn't represent the will of the public (Truth Out).
Now we know why huge TPP trade deal is kept secret from the public (Huffington Post).
HOW WE CRIMINALIZE AND EXPLOIT POVERTY
Federal government finally pays attention to legalized loan sharking: Payday loan stores (Buzz Flash).
Criminalizing poverty: A toxic and growing phenomenon (Buzz Flash).
Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks (Associated Press).
RIGHT WING NUTS & BOLTS
God help us all, Arizona Senator Allen would make church mandatory (KREM CBS).
Atheists have stronger family values than Evangelical Christians (Care 2).
Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson reveals bizarre atheist rape and murder fantasy (Huffington Post).
Ted Cruz launches his 2016 campaign by proclaiming God wants you to have no healthcare (Politics USA).
Georgia drops plans for 'religious freedom' bill after watching Indiana implode (Addicting Info).
SENATOR WARREN TAKES ON THE BANKS
Exclusive: Upset by Senator Warren, U.S. banks debate halting some campaign donations (Reuters).
Elizabeth Warren fires back after Wall Street threat (Huffington Post).
Anti-Wall Street public stands behind a resolute Elizabeth Warren (Buzz Flash).
GMOS AND PESTICIDE POLITICS
A pesticide banned, or not, underscores trans-Atlantic trade sensitivities (NY Times).
Lobbyist claims Monsanto weed killer is safe to drink, then bolts when TV host offers him a glass (Raw Story / YouTube).
Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway, and Nordstrom are bankrolling a nationwide campaign to gut workers' comp (Mother Jones).
Paul Krugman on why Ayn Rand's economic disciples are dead wrong about the dollar (Alternet).
Germany now offering free college education to Americans (Slate).
To balance budgets, governors seek higher education cuts (PEW Trusts).