What #RobotRubio Says About Presidential Politics

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. The Mischiefs of Faction gang sends us to a new site, Women Also Know Stuff, which features lists of female experts on every topic political scientists study, from African politics and the American presidency to war and Western Europe.

2. Clearheaded analysis of the Rubio Glitch from Julia Azari at Mischiefs of Faction -- including a few key points about voters and party actors that I totally missed. 

3. Josh Putnam on the intricacies of New Hampshire delegate allocation on the Republican side. OK, it's just a handful of votes, but any excuse to link to Putnam and remind everyone he's the go-to expert on all the nitty-gritty about nomination rules (not to mention excellent analysis of the big picture) is a good one.

4. Seth Masket at Pacific Standard looks at what Bernie Sanders is actually proposing on campaign finance. 

5. At the Monkey Cage, Jessica Trounstine on how Flint happened.

6. At the Plum Line, Greg Sargent looks at how Sanders would do as a general election candidate. Yup. My view is it's reasonable to expect him to do worse than a generic Democrat, and that we have a general idea of the size of the effect, but we really can't know. Nor can we know whether it would mean the difference between winning and losing. 

7. Ta-Nehisi Coates on race, poverty and more. Essential as always.

8. And a good one from Kevin Drum about Hillary Clinton and Wall Street.

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