Read Stuff, You Should: Do Candidacies Expire?

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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Happy Birthday to Joe English, 65.

Freakish winter weather here in San Antonio, but that won't stop the good stuff:

1. Adrian Blau on Robert Dahl.

2. More on Senate 2014 from Ben Highton.

3. I agree with Seth Masket: there's not much evidence of an expiration date for presidential candidates.

4. Good one from Michael Cohen about fear-mongering from the intelligence community.

5. Fact checking is a good idea that hasn't always been executed very well. This is promising.

6. Alyssa Rosenberg gets annoyed with Page Six. Nice.

7. Jared Bernstein on real and imagined poverty traps.

8. And Jaime Fuller collects debt-limit explainers.

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(Jonathan Bernstein covers U.S. politics for Bloomberg View. He is co-editor of "The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012." Follow him on Twitter at @JBPlainblog.)

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