What Trump Could Learn, But Won't

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. Excellent Super Tuesday analysis from Dave Hopkins.

2. At the Monkey Cage, Paul Sracic on what Donald Trump could, but won’t, learn from Richard Neustadt.

3. Also at the Monkey Cage, John Sides and Michael Tesler on how political scientists understand Trump’s success. Yes: Some party scholars -- myself certainly included -- may turn out to be very wrong about Trump, but that hardly means Trump’s run challenges all of what political scientists know about elections, voters and more.

4. Kevin Drum on “disavowing.”

5. Great analysis of Trump’s short-term strategy from my Bloomberg View colleague Megan McArdle.

6. Sean Trende on how John Kasich and Ben Carson delivered delegates to Trump on Super Tuesday. Carson is gone now, but Kasich inexplicably remains. Winnowing has basically worked fine, even somewhat aggressively, except for Kasich. Jeb Bush’s massive super-PAC attacks on everybody but Trump have been the single choice within the Republican Party most responsible for helping Trump, but in some ways Kasich’s decision is even harder to justify.

7. Suzy Khimm at the New York Times asks the right questions about the future of the Bernie Sanders movement.

8. And another good March 1 wrap, this one from Ross Douthat.

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