Princess Leia, Political Icon

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. Is partisanship in the House exaggerated? Laurel Harbridge at the Monkey Cage thinks so, sort of. Interesting.

2. Why you shouldn’t believe those articles about Obamacare causing increased emergency room visits -- but also, why they’ll likely turn out to be correct eventually. Sarah Kliff at Vox is invaluable as always.

3. I agree with Ed Kilgore that 2016 will tell us a lot about the state of the presidential nomination process.

4. Stan Collender is really not impressed at the Republican achievement of passing a budget resolution.

5. Here at View, Peter Orszag piles on about the gimmicky Republican budget.

6. Bryce Covert: Whatever one wants to say about Carly Fionina’s political career, be careful about criticizing her corporate career.

7. Jeet Heer at the New Republic on free speech.

8. And Alyssa Rosenberg celebrates “Princess Leia, political icon.”

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