The Return of Russ Feingold

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. Julia Azari at Mischiefs of Faction on partisan polarization and Russ Feingold’s return (as a candidate, at least).

2. Hey, a political scientist -- Emily Farris -- has become a famous non-candidate. For president. Of the United States. Yoni Appelbaum at The Atlantic explains (it’s actually all about polling, and very interesting).

3. I also liked Steven Shepard at Politico on the technical difficulties pollsters have with the large and unformed Republican field.

4. House Budget Chair Tom Price has an Obamacare alternative; Philip Klein has details.

5. While Greg Sargent looks at what the Price plan does to the prospects of a Republican congressional reaction to the Obamacare subsidies court case.

6. “Why Some Male Members of Congress Won’t Be Alone with Female Staffers.” Sarah Mimms at National Journal with an important story. Don’t miss it.

7. And Jaime Fuller on the media’s interest in hair. Bernie Sanders’s hair, that is.

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