How Jeb Bush Is Really Doing

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. Donald Kettl at Washington Monthly considers Scott Walker on governing.

2. Seth Masket at Mischiefs of Faction asks how Jeb Bush is doing.

3. At the Monkey Cage, Kim Yi Dionne and Laura Seay are there to help if you want to get up to speed on Africa this summer.

4. Smart Philip Klein comment: Republicans should double the number of debates. One advantage he doesn’t mention is that with plenty of debates, some candidates would choose to opt out of some of them (as they did in 2012), thereby helping to solve the “too many candidates” problem without anyone having to impose a solution.

5. Nice one from the Boston Globe’s James Pindell on how New Hampshire makes Tom Brady apologists of (most of) the candidates.

6. And at the Fix, Amber Phillips listens to John Kasich.

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