Justice Roberts Mixes It Up

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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1. At the Monkey Cage, four political scientists say there’s little reason to worry about a public opinion backlash if the Supreme Court rules for marriage equality.

2. Dan Larison on Congress and foreign policy.

3. At TNR, Brianne J. Gorod argues that Chief Justice John Roberts is becoming less predictable. I’m not convinced -- yet.

4. The Atlantic’s Molly Ball profiles John Kasich.

5. Ed Kilgore can’t see Kasich as a strong contender. I’m more bullish on Kasich, but I do like Kilgore’s nice take on the Balanced Budget Amendment: “a worn-out political gimmick that is both deeply stupid and boring.”

6. Suzy Khimm reports on liberals refocused on down ballot elections.

7. Ross Douthat on Baltimore.

8. Greg Sargent reports on what's going on in the states with Medicaid expansion -- and what it says about where Republicans are now. 

9. And at Bloomberg Politics, Ali Elkin listens -- really listens -- to Hillary Clinton’s voice.

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