Civil Rights, Libertarians and Guns

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. Must-read from Eric Schickler at the Monkey Cage on how the parties realigned on civil rights in the 20th century -- and what that suggests about Hispanic voters and the Trumpified Republican Party.

2. Seth Masket at Pacific Standard on the possibility of a robust Libertarian vote in this year’s presidential election. I agree: The key would be some high-profile Republicans backing Gary Johnson.

3. Dahlia Lithwick at Slate on the myth of the Second Amendment.

4. E.J. Graff on Orlando.

5. I think Jonathan Chait is generally correct that Donald Trump on terrorism is basically just an extension of what other Republicans have said.

6. Yes, what the Republicans in the Senate are doing with the Supreme Court vacancy has no precedent. Adam Liptak reports.

7. And Julia Ioffe on why one Russian is on Team Trump.

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