TIME

Morning Must Reads: March 21

Capitol
Mark Wilson—Getty Images The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

In the news: EU signs Ukraine agreement after Russia annexes Crimea; The 2014 midterm elections; How where we live deepens the nation's political divide; Japan's nuclear reawakening; March Madness; What's prettier in print

  • “EU leaders have signed an agreement on closer relations with Ukraine, in a show of support following Russia’s annexation of Crimea.” [BBC]
    • “President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he has ordered increased sanctions on Russian officials and authorized sanctions on the country’s economy that could be implemented later…” [TIME]
  • Republicans Are Celebrating Too Soon [National Journal]
    • “President Barack Obama told Democratic donors that Democrats tend to ‘get clobbered’ in midterm elections, and in order to win in November they need to turn out the vote.” [Politico]
  • City vs. Country: How Where We Live Deepens the Nation’s Political Divide [WSJ]
  • ” To power his plans for Japan’s economic revival, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could soon return his nation to nuclear power for the first time since the Fukushima accident three years ago. But before he can, he will need the consent of the remote towns like this one that host Japan’s idled nuclear plants.” [NYT]
  • TIME interviews Rick Santorum
  • Prettier in print
  • March Madness Begins With a Bang: Comebacks, Upsets and Buzzer Beaters [TIME]
Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


YOU BROKE TIME.COM!

Dear TIME Readers,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team