Jeb's Flawed Foreign Policy Speech

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. Institutionalizing presidential transitions: One of those topics which everyone knows is important but no one has much incentive to do anything about it. But -- good news -- the Senate acted anyway. Norman Eisen and Curtlyn Kramer at Brookings report.

2. Matthew Dickinson on the latest Bernie Sanders news, along with a useful reminder not to get carried away by individual polls. As always: Polling average, not single polls.

3. At Wonkblog, Lydia DePillis and Jim Tankersley on new findings about the effects of minimum wage hikes. So far? Neither Democratic hopes nor Republican fears seem to be panning out.

4. Shorter Dan Drezner: Beneath the Obama administration’s hype, don’t forget the real costs to the U.S. if it acts like a jerk.

5. Excellent short Kevin Drum item on supposedly angry voters.

6. And Fred Kaplan on Jeb Bush’s foreign policy speech.

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