Big Rallies, Not-So-Big Results

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. Dan Drezner on Barack Obama's Iran hostage crisis -- one of the briefest of the president's Katrinas. 

2. Matthew Dickinson reports from a Donald Trump rally.

3. At Mischiefs of Faction, Jonathan Ladd on ideology and the magazine business.

4. John Sides at the Monkey Cage on why large campaign rallies may not produce big vote totals.

5. Also at the Monkey Cage, Andrew Rudalevige on Obama's State of the Union speech -- and some history.

6. Yup, political scientists have studied Veepstakes. Jordan Ragusa at Rule 22 discusses the research, and what it means for Nikki Haley.

7. Heather Hurlburt at Quartz on partisan polarization.

8. And Ezra Klein at Vox on the differences between Democrats and Republicans.

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