Hypocrisy, Wrongdoing and Transparency
1. Want to know about likely-voter samples and the kinds of choices pollsters make in general? If so, Charles Franklin has a must-read explanation.
2. Dan Drezner thinks that an interest in uncovering hypocrisy (as opposed to, say, uncovering wrongdoing) is at the heart of unequal coverage of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I’m not sure I agree with his analysis, but I certainly believe we would all be better off if we cared a lot less about hypocrisy.
3. Molly Reynolds at Brookings on what Congress is doing this month.
4. Seth Masket at the Pacific Standard on democracy in the U.S. He raises important questions, although I still disagree that voter control of nominations is more “democratic” than control by party actors.
5. John Sides at the Monkey Cage on the minimal cost of ideological extremism among presidential candidates. New research, and interesting.
6. Matt Yglesias at Vox argues against transparency. Yup.
7. And Reid Wilson at the Hill on the outlook in state legislative elections.
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