Gold-Medal Liars and Conspiracy Theories

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. Dan Drezner on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the truth.

2. Joseph Uscinski at the Monkey Cage on U.S. voters who easily jump to conspiracy theories about stolen elections. Yes, there are plenty of them. Yes, from both parties.

3. Also at the Monkey Cage: Amy S. Patterson on the lessons the fight against Ebola gives us for fighting Zika.

4. Rick Hasen on the voting wars.

5. T. Becket Adams notes that only the Clinton campaign was ready for the Olympics. Not mentioned: The Clinton Twitter feed is much more active than Trump’s in congratulating winners. Again, having a fully staffed, professional campaign shows up in all kinds of ways.

6. Slate’s Fred Kaplan on Trump’s foreign policy.

7. And David Weigel reports on the latest conservative myth: Clinton health problems.

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