The Bill Clinton Question and Some Bad News

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. At FiveThirtyEight, Anne Pluta analyzes Donald Trump’s supporters as “misinformed” and explains how that helps Trump.

2. Josh Huder at Rule 22 runs down Congress's (very slim) agenda for 2016.

3. New York magazine’s Annie Lowrey surveys the dangers to the U.S. economy from turbulence abroad.

4. Ross Douthat explains how Trump loses.

5. Plum Line’s Greg Sargent asks a good question: What does it mean to call Bill Clinton’s past “fair game” in the 2016 campaign?

6. Rich Lowry argues that Ted Cruz is Nixon, not Goldwater. Plausible! And not, I would think, reassuring to conservatives. But note: Nixon would have been a disaster at the top of the ticket in 1952.

7. And this is bad news, from Vox’s Michelle Hackman. Ugh.

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