Climate Change and National Security

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. Good summary of the nomination battles from Wayne Steger at the Monkey Cage. He occupies, I suspect, a middle ground among political scientists about the extent to which the party controls nominations. I have some disagreements with him on individual cases (such as Bill Clinton in 1992, who I think was very much a case of the party deciding before the voters got involved). But this is a solid overview. Recommended.

2. Josh Putnam updates how the 2016 schedule of primaries and caucuses is affecting -- and will affect -- candidate choices.

3. The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell on climate and national security.

4. At the Atlantic, James Fallows is still thinking about what questions the 2016 candidates should be asked about Iraq.

5. Jamelle Bouie on Ron Johnson, Legos, and paranoid plutocrats.

6. “Come on, Congress, vote on the war already!” Greg Sargent on Congress ducking its responsibilities.

7. Paul Krugman on the budget fiasco in Kansas.        

8. And Jess Signal at Science of Us with a tick-tock of how that fraudulent political science paper was shot down.

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