Mission Creep and Grown-Ups

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. Adam Seth Levine and John Sides at the Monkey Cage on the other thing wrong with that Time cover about the national debt (besides it being misleading).

2. Dan Drezner wonders whether Barack Obama will have any effect on the British voting public.

3. And a nice one from Alex Massie at the Spectator on Obama and the British right.

4. Dave Hopkins reminds us of the important point that presidential nomination process reforms depend on the states. And the states may not want to play along.

5. Liz Farmer at Governing notes that term limits in state legislatures haven’t been effective at increasing the number of women in office. I oppose term limits for other reasons, but I hadn’t realized this one.

6. “What’s going on with U.S. forces in Iraq, in fact, is a living, looming case study in ‘mission creep’”: Fred Kaplan at Slate on the evolving war against Islamic State.

7. And my Bloomberg View colleague Paula Dwyer on John Kasich, who is less of the grown-up in the field -- at least on fiscal policy -- than he claims.

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