Bravery, Interpretation, Speculation and Anxiety

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. Julia Azari at Mischiefs of Faction on political bravery.

2. Erin C. Cassese and Tiffany D. Barnes at the Monkey Cage look at the possible effects of Ivanka Trump’s convention speech.

3. Dan Drezner deflates -- somewhat -- the heated speculation about the Donald Trump/Vladimir Putin connection.

4. Vox’s Jeff Stein on why the polls are difficult to interpret now.

5. The BBC’s Jessica Lussenhop on Trump and voter anxiety.

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