On the Front Lines in Iowa

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. Seth Masket at Pacific Standard looks at what campaigns do to organize in caucus states.

2. At the Monkey Cage, David Anderson and David Peterson look at one reason polls may be overestimating Donald Trump’s support.

3. J. Ann Selzer at Bloomberg Politics reminds us that anything could still happen in Iowa.

4. The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza has a must-read profile of the House Freedom Caucus.

5. Greg Sargent at Plum Line follows up on the question of governing.

6. Kevin Drum’s takeaway is about how conservative media have created impossible pressures for Republican politicians.  

7. Dynasty isn’t found among politicians only -- Politico’s Isaac Arnsdorf finds it in campaign staffs of the presidential candidates.

8. Tim Carney at the Washington Examiner reports from Iowa.

9. At Forbes, Stan Collender is more pessimistic about the current Congress than I am.

10. And Brett Di Resta explains what opposition research is and how it works in campaigns.

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