Donald Trump, the New Terminator

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. Seth Masket compares Arnold Schwarzenegger’s run in California to what Donald Trump is doing now.

2. At the Monkey Cage, Barbara Perry has some of the history of filling Supreme Court vacancies.

3. Essential reading from Hilzoy on how Republicans were self-Trumped. While I generally agree with the basic point that Republicans have taught their voters to embrace Trumpism, I still think there’s a good chance that strong opposition from a sufficiently large group of high-profile Republicans could make a difference.

4. In the New York Times, Trip Gabriel writes about delegate selection on the Republican side.

5. Nate Silver on whether #NeverTrump really means #NeverTrump.

6. And a good dialogue at the Upshot between Nate Cohn and Justin Wolfers on the state of the Republican nomination battle.

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