What Plato Had to Say About Donald Trump

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. David Lay Williams at the Monkey Cage on Donald Trump and Plato.

2. Rick Hasen on the Supreme Court and election law going forward without Antonin Scalia.

3. Eric Ostermeier at Smart Politics looks at possible Democratic gains in gubernatorial elections.

4. Peter Suderman at Reason on defending Trump.

5. Matt Fuller at the Huffington Post looks at how Paul Ryan is doing in the House.

6. My Bloomberg View colleagues Tyler Cowen and Noah Smith discuss growing the economy.

7.  And the Washington Post’s Alexandra Petri recaps the running-mate debate as only she can.

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