What Comes After 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. At the Monkey Cage, David Peterson and Tessa Ditonto have an in-depth look at shifts in Republican voter support over time

2. Jennifer Victor at Mischiefs of Faction gives some historical perspective to Iowa and what comes next. 

3. BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins and Christopher Massie profile Mike Murphy, maestro of Jeb Bush's super-PAC. Only one quibble: Bush, not Murphy, bears the main responsibility for Murphy's scorched-earth campaign against the Republican field. Bush -- or Bush's supporters -- could have shut it down if they wanted to.

4. Nate Silver's analysis of the Republicans going into Iowa ...

5. ... while Amy Walter of Cook Political Report runs down the electoral case against Donald Trump.

6. Jonathan Cohn on Ted Cruz and Obamacare

7. And Mark Schmitt at Polyarchy on Trump as technocrat. Sort of. Very interesting.

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