Birtherism, Vetoes and the Debate, Of Course

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. Kyle Dropp and Brendan Nyhan at the Upshot on the remnants of birtherism.

2. Danny Hayes at the Monkey Cage interviews Robert Erikson on the election.

3. Amber Phillips at the Fix talks to Molly Reynolds about President Barack Obama’s veto of the bill that would allow Sept. 11 families to sue Saudi Arabia.

4. Robert Schlesinger at U.S. News and World Report argues that the debates might be somewhat more important to voter choice in 2016 than they usually are. Plausible!

5. My Bloomberg View colleague Francis Wilkinson on the Bush family and Donald Trump.

6. And Paul Farhi at the Washington Post pleads against using the catch-all term “the media.” This is to some extent a fair complaint, but only to some extent. Shortcuts can be lazy, and even worse can lead us to lazy thinking -- but then again, we all need shortcuts. It’s a good reminder, however, to be as specific as possible.

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