Not in Cleveland: Speakers and Policies

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. Jonathan Ladd at Mischiefs of Faction on the people who aren’t speaking in Cleveland and why that matters.

2. Josh Putnam has all the details about the Republican presidential roll call vote.

3. Rick Hasen on the court case limiting the Texas voter ID law.

4. I agree with David Leonhardt that the Republican Party has been broken for some time, long before Donald Trump began running for president. Good piece, although I disagree with him about the Republican nomination fight -- I’d say Trump won narrowly, not handily, and that it was Trump who pulled off (or lucked into) a “triple bank shot.”

5. James Downie at the Washington Post on how the Republican Party has no policy ideas. Not new to the Trumpified Republicans, but perhaps even worse now.

6. Reihan Salam at Slate is correct: U.S. political parties don’t die, and they don’t even stay defeated for long. At least, not usually.

7. My Bloomberg View colleagues Megan McArdle and Ramesh Ponnuru on the next Republican Party.

8. And at the Monkey Cage: Melania Trump and the culture of cheating in Eastern European schools, by Monika Nalepa.

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