Read Stuff, You Should: Obama's Selma Speech

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.
Read More.
a | A

1. “America is not some fragile thing.” Barack Obama in Selma.

2. Andrew Sprung, one of the most careful Obama listeners, on the Selma speech.

3. The Atlantic's James Fallows, who knows a thing or two about presidential speeches, on Selma.

4. Important points from John Sides at the Monkey Cage about women in Congress -- but really, about how there’s a lot more to Congress and representation than just final floor votes.

5. While Rachel VanSickle-Ward, also at MC, explains why so much legislation is so ambiguous.

6. Good Reihan Salam item critiquing the Rubio-Lee tax plan, at National Review.

7. Ben Casselman at FiveThirtyEight takes on one of the sillier Wall Street Journal op-eds.

8. New York's Jonathan Chait supplies what could be the real reason Democrats should worry about the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal.

9. And Happy Birthday to Ornella Muti, 60. Because of "Oscar," the very fun movie.

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg View's editorial board or Bloomberg LP, its owners and investors.

To contact the author on this story:
Jonathan Bernstein at jbernstein62@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor on this story:
Max Berley at mberley@bloomberg.net