Clinton's Early Lead and Going On the Attack

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, Tobias Konitzer and David Rothschild have evidence of an increasing Hillary Clinton lead over Donald Trump.

2. Rick Hasen on money and political equality. He and I disagree on much, but he’s essential reading on the topic.

3. At Frontloading HQ, Josh Putnam corrects the record on the Hunt Commission and the primary calendar. I’d add: As important as the parties are (and Democratic Party actors clearly lined up with Clinton in this cycle, and that mattered), the national formal party organizations -- the DNC and the RNC -- are rarely very influential within the parties at all.

4. Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick on how Trump is following Republican examples in attacking a judge.

5. And my Bloomberg View colleague Francis Wilkinson on where the Republican Party goes next.

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