Bad Democracy, Trump's Turnovers and Inequality
1. Turkuler Isiksel at the Monkey Cage makes the important point that “having a direct say over a particular decision may leave voters with less control over long-term political outcomes than when they select their representatives on the basis of their policy promises or party platforms.” Yes: an excellent, representation-based explanation of why direct democracy is an inferior form of democracy.
2. Excellent item from Dave Hopkins about the illusions of demographic election analysis.
3. The Washington Examiner’s Byron York on the continuing turnover in Donald Trump’s campaign.
4. Jamelle Bouie on why Trump may not get a convention bounce.
5. The Fix’s Scott Clement reminds us that possible Trump running mates Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie are quite unpopular.
6. Jeff Guo at Wonkblog on income inequality.
7. And my Bloomberg View colleague Megan McArdle on the case for Dump Trump.
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