Gerrymanders, Trump Rallies and the Truth

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 Gastil at the Monkey Cage on how Republican gerrymanders might backfire.

2. Tom Holbrook looks at how the states are staying the same -- and changing -- in presidential voting.

3. Matthew Dickinson reports from a Donald Trump rally. I’m not inclined to take what these voters say about their motives at face value, but it’s still useful to collect what they say.

4. Jared Bernstein on how the $15 minimum wage is working out in Seattle.

5. Grace Sparks at the Huffington Post looks at how the vice presidential candidates are doing so far. Interesting, but the biggest news is that they’ve mostly disappeared -- which, in my view, confirms they were both excellent picks (at least for the election).

6. And David A. Fahrenthold and Robert O’Harrow Jr. about the time that Trump’s failure to tell the truth was tested within the legal system.

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