Rush Limbaugh's Surprise Gift for Rubio

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. Donald Trump, moderate? Doug Ahler and David Broockman explain at the Monkey Cage.

2. The Mischiefs of Faction gang on the Las Vegas debate.

3. Sarah Posner at Religion Dispatches on the debate, religion, and the Constitution.

4. Nate Silver’s debate wrap.

5. Greg Sargent at Plum Line argues that Republican mockery of the Paris climate agreement is about the best one can hope for, given where the party is right now. Plausible!

6. Vox’s Sarah Kliff on “a more sane conversation about death.”

7. Interesting: Rush Limbaugh categorized Marco Rubio as outside of the “establishment.” T. Becket Adams at the Washington Examiner has the story.

8. And a good Jason Linkins cautionary item on how to read polls. At HuffPost.

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