Read Stuff, You Should: The Politics of Vetoes

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 Chase Masterson, 52.

The good stuff:

1. At the Monkey Cage, Nolan McCarty looks at the politics of vetoes, after Barack Obama nixed the Keystone XL pipeline bill.

2. More on the politics of vetoes from Julia Azari at Mischiefs of Faction.

3. New research from David Karol shows that senators who retire are doing so earlier in their terms -- and that reformers may be the accidental cause. Derek Willis at the Upshot reports.

4. Dan Drezner at the Washington Post on Benjamin Netanyahu’s odd diplomacy. He suggests a couple of causes, and may be right. But the explanation  here could also be what Netanyahu sees as his electoral incentives, even if they run against Israel’s interests.

5. And back at the Monkey Cage, Shauna Shames looks at why young people aren’t running for office.

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