The Case for Andrew Jackson

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. Henry Farrell at the Monkey Cage argues that losing the trade vote in the House on Friday may help the U.S. bargaining position in trade negotiations.

2. Matthew Dickinson on Hillary Clinton’s campaign event over the weekend.

3. While Jennifer Victor at Mischiefs of Faction compares polarization to dieting.

4. David Greenberg at Politico makes the case for Andrew Jackson.

5. NPR’s Jessica Taylor writes a good obituary for the Iowa Straw Poll. I’m on record predicting that if it died, something would emerge to replace it -- so check back in four or eight years from now. We’ll see.

6. M. Mindy Moretti at Election Line has plenty of updates about new voting mechanisms coming for 2016 in several jurisdictions. Via Hasen.

7. And at Buzzfeed, Adam Serwer on Rachel Dolezal.

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