Read Stuff, You Should: Obama's War

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 Gaylord Perry, 76. Yeah, I grew up during Vietnam, and I was starting to pay closer attention to the news during Watergate, but I suspect that my ability to trust authority figures was damaged more by the Perry/McDowell trade.

Another week, more good stuff:

1. Read Andrew Rudalevige on war powers and Barack Obama.

2. Michelle Schwarze thinks through what Adam Smith would say about Scotland going its own way.

3. Adrianna McIntyre on the debate over over-the-counter contraception.

4. Colorado is mailing it in -- the election, that is. Reid Wilson reports.

5. And Richard Skinner on the politics of crime.

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