How the GOP Could Stop Donald Trump

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 the Monkey Cage, Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan on nonviolence.

2. David Hopkins on Hillary Clinton’s strategy.

3. Seth Masket at Pacific Standard is correct: So far, the Republican Party simply hasn’t done the things a party can do to secure a presidential nominee that it finds acceptable. One nitpick, though. The invisible primary isn’t ending. It keeps going until there’s a nominee.

4. Back to the Monkey Cage, where Kevin Reuning and Nick Dietrich look at media coverage of Donald Trump.

5. Ed Kilgore is very good on the differences between Clinton in 2008 and her campaign this year. One more thing: Remember that while Clinton had a plurality of party actors on her side and high-profile endorsements going into Iowa in 2008, it just wasn’t anything close to her domination this time.  

6. Michael Cohen explains what Bernie Sanders doesn’t get about U.S. politics.

7. At the American Conservative, Dan Larison isn’t impressed with Marco Rubio’s hawkishness on Iran.

8. See also Slate’s Fred Kaplan on Barack Obama’s Iran policy and the Republican responses.

9. And a useful reminder from Nate Silver that Trump is an unusually unpopular candidate.

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