Telling Republicans the Truth

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. My Bloomberg View colleague Ramesh Ponnuru over at National Review tells Republicans the truth: The idea that conservatives sat home and cost Republicans the presidency in 2008 and 2012 is a myth.

2. Nice demonstration from HuffPollster’s Ariel Edwards-Levy of partisanship in public opinion.

3. Jonathan Chait on Scott Walker, Reaganite.

4. Greg Sargent has the details on compliance, including in the deep South, with same-sex marriage. As I said last week: Watch what conservative Christian leaders don’t say.

5. “There is no Ferguson effect.” Ta-Nehisi Coates.

6. Kevin Drum at Mother Jones on why impassioned rhetoric is important to protect.

7. And Dan Drezner, political scientist and influencer. Sort of.

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