VP Picks, the Media and Newt Gingrich

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. Dave Hopkins makes a fair point: We should pay attention to running-mate selections for the clues they provide about the nominee’s intended presidency.

2. Matthew Dickinson at Vox shows how the media helped Donald Trump win the nomination.

3. Julia Azari at Mischiefs of Faction steps back to think broadly about how change happens in U.S. politics.

4. At the Monkey Cage, William Bendix and Paul J. Quirk look at congressional proposals for giving the FBI new powers.

5. Really nice Julia Ioffe piece at Politico Magazine on the basics of Newt Gingrich.

6. And Erik Wemple on the media, direct and devastating.

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