The Limits of Bernie Sanders's Surge

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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The complexity of presidential ideology, from Julia Azari over at Mischiefs of Faction.

Brendan Nyhan at the Upshot on the idea of a “narrow” campaign -- in 2016.

Michael Tomasky on the House Benghazi Committee. Yup. It’s worth pointing out that this is something new in U.S. politics -- the House opening up what is a de facto investigating committee to do opposition research on the opposing party’s presidential nominee.

In the Los Angeles Times, Conor Friedersdorf makes a good point about the merits of automatic voter registration in the current advertising environment.

The Fix’s Philip Bump visits with a Republican candidate who you’ve never heard of.

At National Journal, Sam Baker and Dylan Scott on the possible prices for restoration of subsidies if Republicans win in the Supreme Court -- and what Democrats might be willing to pay. Bottom line: If Republicans want a deal, there’s probably one there, but we really don’t know whether they will want one.

Long-term deficit projections are improving, not getting worse. CBPP’s Richard Kogan explains.

And an excellent, thorough look at the limits of Berniementum, from Harry Enten at 538.

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