Read Stuff, You Should: Obama's Foreign Policy

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 Christian Bale, 41. I’m not a big fan of the "Dark Knight" movies, but he was in one of my favorite movies ever, Branagh’s "Henry V."

Gets us to the good stuff:

1. Barbara Mellers and Michael C. Horowitz at the Monkey Cage on geopolitical predictions.

2. “The idea that candidates should forge direct relationships with the electorate, without parties as intermediaries, sounds good but has produced perverse results.” That’s Julia Azari on money, politics, the Progressives and Scott Walker.

3. Derek Willis at the Upshot on where the political ads are.

4. Veteran Romney watcher David S. Bernstein on Mitt and authenticity.

5. Good overview of President Barack Obama's bad-but-could-be-so-much-worse record on foreign policy, from Andrew Bacevich at the American Conservative.

6. Perry Bacon at NBC News has been doing great reporting on the invisible primary; here he is on how party actors think Hillary Clinton should run.

7. And Megan McArdle here at View on generations getting richer.

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