Voter Ignorance, Tax Plans and A-Rod

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. Charles Stewart III and Stephen Pettigrew at the Monkey Cage have some good news about election administration in the U.S. Still plenty of room for further improvement, but nice.

2. Drew Linzer’s “Votamatic” polling aggregator is back for 2016.

3. Dan Drezner on rationally ignorant voters.

4. Jared Bernstein looks at Donald Trump’s tax plan.

5. My Bloomberg View colleague Justin Fox on why we can trust that government statistics are honest. Not always correct, but not “political fictions.”

6. Yes, Obamacare seems to make people healthier. The Upshot’s Margot Sanger-Katz reports.

7. And Jonah Keri on Alex Rodriguez and the Hall of Fame.

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