Public Opinion, Party Dysfunction and Porn

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. John Sides at the Monkey Cage on the conventions and public opinion.

2. Erik Bleich at the Monkey Cage on why France has been a target.

3. Robert Farley at the National Interest looks ahead to “The 5 Most Powerful Armies in 2030.”

4. Norm Ornstein and Tom Mann at Vox on the dysfunctional Republican Party.

5. See also Dave Hopkins on the robust fortunes of that dysfunctional party.

6. As well as Clare Malone at FiveThirtyEight, who sees the nomination of Donald Trump as a dividing point for the Republicans.

7. The Fix's Amber Phillips on all those Republican politicians not in Cleveland.

8. The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Robert Costa look at Trump’s team as a Bob Dole revival.

9. And Shira Tarrant at the New West on Republicans and porn.

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